Waimate owner-breeder Lex Williams might be battered and bruised right now, but race-horses are providing him with a much-needed pick-me-up.
The brothers Barron are becoming an imposing pairing for their Canterbury rivals as they settle into life as a training partnership.
A barrier draw of 2 for Luisanabelle Midfrew seemed like a godsend for Oamaru driver Matthew Williamson when he checked out the fields for tomorrow’s Breeders Crown meeting at Melton, near Melbourne.
In terms of timing, my story about Genevieve Crawford in Wednesday’s paper (and Stephen Jaquiery’s excellent photo) was printed on just the right day.
Apprentice jockey Jacob Lowry will take on the role of travelling foreman with High Forty as he makes the journey north from Wingatui to Ellerslie for the Great Northern Steeplechase.
Phil Williamson might have brought up 500 career training wins on Sunday, but he is still 19 wins short of the real target in his mind - 500 trotting wins.
Last season's leading pacer, Have Faith In Me, tops the New Zealand Trotting Cup rankings released yesterday.
Stable Status - Terry Kennedy, Wingatui
The New Zealand Racing Board needs to work on several key areas to build up the returns to the industry, its chief executive says.
Horses have given plenty to Genevieve Crawford in her young life, and now she is paying them back tenfold.
STABLE STATUSGeoff and Jude Knight, Roxburgh
Ryal Bush trainer Brett Gray experienced the good, the bad and the indifferent at the Winton workouts last week.
The feet are sorted and so are the insides as Arran Chief starts to build up towards a possible tilt at one of New Zealand trotting’s great races with a race at Addington tonight.
Milton man James Winter just wants one thing by the end of this week - a place for him and his daughter to call home.
Oamaru driver Matthew Williamson will spend the next few days studying the Australian 3yr-old fillies' form closely ahead of his Victorian driving debut at Bendigo on Saturday night.
Amber Hoffman has climbed to the top of the trotting pile before.
The weather in the North Island over the next two weeks will decide whether High Forty lines up in the Great Northern Steeplechase on September 3.
The best could be yet to come for the 2015-16 Otago Harness Horse Of The Year.
One of the delights of this job is meeting some of the "hard shots" around the place.
A touch of father-and-son magic seems to have uncovered the best of Lindali.