There's a gold rush in Otago boxing circles, with three boxers crowned national champions in Rotorua on Friday and Saturday.
Ten tries and plenty of enterprising play - not what you would expect at a chilly and soaked University Oval yesterday.
Tonight is the last-chance saloon for Brad Williamson in the New Zealand junior drivers' championships at Addington.
This jumping bug out on the Taieri is proving to be contagious.
Of all the mini-competitions held at Forbury Park this season, the tipping competition in the racebook between local trainers, drivers and a "mystery tipster'' (who seemed to change throughout the season) drew the most banter.
The Otago Harness Racing Awards will have a new home this year.
We continue our series on Otago's Olympians. Today, sports reporter Matt Smith talks to Otago University rower Alistair Bond.
Feed will not be an issue for Westwood Beach trainer Graeme Anderson after he won the Pryde's Easifeed trainers' prize for the third straight winter at Forbury Park.
Leading South Island apprentice jockey Samantha Wynne will not forget her last feature meeting in the South as an apprentice.
All Black coach Steve Hansen knows a thing or two about champions.
Southland horseman Nathan Williamson brought up a milestone at Addington last night and broke new ground for his province in the process.
A former group 3 winner might be rising 9, but there is still some life in the legs of Ric O'Shea who starts in tomorrow's $30,000 Oamaru Cup.
Pakistan and horse racing aren't really words/phrases that go hand in hand.
Harness racing statisticians were kept waiting in suspense last night after Forbury Park's 10-race card, but local trainer Graeme Anderson stole the show in the meantime.
There would be a certain touch of symmetry if driver Samantha Ottley could pick up two wins at Forbury Park tonight.
From Taipa in the north, to Tuatapere in the south - they have come from far and wide and from the backblocks for this week's New Zealand area schools sports tournament in Dunedin.
The motor certainly doesn't need upgrading on Tijuana Taxi, judging by her maiden win at Oamaru yesterday.
Leeston trainers Terry and Glenys Chmiel had to travel offshore for their first group 1 win, but they won't be complaining after Nek Time's Queensland Oaks win at Albion Park on Saturday night.
When the eight members of the Elite Motorsport Academy are told they could be the next Mitch Evans or Hayden Paddon, such a statement is not too far from the truth.
Hamish Hunter reckons there was no more appropriate horse than I Try to bring up his 500th training win at Forbury Park last month.