Otago Daily Times: Racing News

Racing: Ferguson's drives tale of two seasons

Racing: Ferguson's drives tale of two seasons

Craig Ferguson's two drives at Gore tomorrow are a brief snapshot of his career - past and present.

Ferguson began working for Invercargill trainer Wayne Adams at the start of the season, and jumps behind smart pacer Brindy in the 5yr-old's season debut.

Racing: Snow Line looking for rain

Racing: Snow Line looking for rain

The forecast might not be in Snow Line's favour at Timaru today, but if the rain comes - look out.

Racing matters

Racing matters

So far away ...

Continuing on the theme of handicaps, Dunedin man Charlie Voight is a collector and historian of racing information who gave me a call last week and proceeded to tell me the story of Hardy Wilkes.

I won't blame you if you haven't heard of the son of Marvin Wilkes. After all, he raced almost 100 years ago.

Dead certs and a roughie or two

Last year's inaugural attempt at crystal-ball gazing was a solid if not spectacular effort. Matt Smith tries once again to look into the future and work out what's going to happen in racing in the next 11 months.

Levy not wanted

The harness racing industry plans to lean on the Government to get a crippling levy dropped for horses sold to Australia.

King Cyril one to watch this season

King Cyril one to watch this season

LAST SEASON 93 starts, 29 wins, $159,363

High hopes held for horse of the year

High hopes held for horse of the year

Jonny Cox would love to continue the fine Cox family tradition in some of Australasia's greatest trotting races.

Racing: Gentle Billie all go

Racing: Gentle Billie all go

He's an absolute gentleman around the ladies, but Billies A Star fires up when it's needed most.

Racing Matters

Racing Matters

Way back when ...

Racing: Change does the trick for Franco Theron

Racing: Change does the trick for Franco Theron

If the icy breeze was not enough of a shock for the hardy spectators at Forbury Park last night, Lawrence stock agent Brent Taylor got an even bigger shock after race 6.

Racing: Angel Falls in her element

Racing: Angel Falls in her element

Angel Falls found the quiet but chilly surroundings of Oamaru yesterday much more to her liking after a torrid autumn taking on the South Island's best fillies.

Racing: Cold or not, Brosnahan fond of Oamaru track

Oamaru racecourse may not have been a welcoming place for horses or humans yesterday, but Timaru trainer Kevin Brosnahan is partial to the track.

Racing: Close could net double

Racing: Close could net double

Robbie Close's two drives at Forbury Park tonight are the perfect example of the old saying ''it's not what you know, it's who you know.''

Racing: Ballindooley, Belkmyster among New Zealand Cup nominations

Two Otago-trained horses are among the 37 nominations for the New Zealand Trotting Cup released yesterday by the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club.

Racing: Mary Magdalenefine show: Direen

Racing: Mary Magdalenefine show: Direen

Mary Magdalene's near-virtuous racing manners could play a big part in her breaking her maiden status at the Oamaru Jockey Club's meeting in Oamaru today.

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