Otago Daily Times: Racing News

Racing: Bart Cummings dies

Racing: Bart Cummings dies

Legendary racehorse trainer Bart Cummings has died at the age of 87 surrounded by family at his homestead in north western Sydney.

'Headache' horse prevails

'Headache' horse prevails

Mosgiel trainer Darryn Simpson hopes it will not be a case of blinking and missing the rest of Blink's career after the trotter's maiden win on Thursday night.

Racing: Matt Smith's two minute tips

Racing: Matt Smith's two minute tips

ODT racing writer Matt Smith previews the weekend's racing action.

Racing: Perfect debut by He's Talking

Not many learned followers of the Forbury Park harness meetings would have been surprised to see He's Talking step away in race 5 last night like a veteran.

Racing: Senior jockey sentenced for drink-driving

A senior New Zealand jockey who was the first horseman in the country to fail an on-course breath test was back in court today after being caught driving more than four times over the limit.

Racing: Dunn to start off in style

Racing: Dunn to start off in style

Two words - or a name to be precise - should set punters' minds at rest with Titan Banner at Forbury Park tonight. Dexter Dunn. 

Racing: Robertson 'one out of the box'

Racing: Robertson 'one out of the box'

A story about the Central Courage Syndicate involves plenty of figures.

Racing: UK job lures Klein back

Racing: UK job lures Klein back

Otago Racing Club chief executive Andre Klein is leaving his post and moving back to England.

Stallion a leap for McCullum

Stallion a leap for McCullum

Brendon McCullum's reputation on the cricket ovals of the world has been built on aggression and risk-taking.

Racing: Richards on trail of northern breakthrough

Racing: Richards on trail of northern breakthrough

Former Wingatui trainer Paul Richards is getting rather familiar with second placings.

Racing: Rewarding times

The Harness Racing New Zealand awards on Saturday didn't spring too many surprises.

Racing: Short but sweet day for Rudkin

Racing: Short but sweet day for Rudkin

Riccarton trainer Peter Rudkin had a short but sweet day at the Oamaru Jockey Club's meeting yesterday.

Racing: Three wins for Williamson

Racing: Three wins for Williamson

Forbury Park Trotting Club racegoers were greeted with a familiar sight at the first meeting of the club's new harness racing season.

Racing: Dennis brothers' contribution honoured

Four stalwarts of southern thoroughbred racing were recognised for their huge contributions at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing awards in Hamilton last night.

Racing: Matt Smith's two minute tips

Racing: Matt Smith's two minute tips

ODT racing writer Matt Smith previews the weekend's racing action.

Racing: Winning way can continue

Racing: Winning way can continue

There is no rest at the start of the new season for Samantha Wynne, but the Irish-bred jockey would not have it any other way as she travels to Oamaru today.

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