Firstly, I need to start this week's column with some important news.
Turn it up
I think it is fair to say July will not go down as one of the great months in Otago or Oamaru racing history.
New Zealand racing, and in particular the South Island's thoroughbred racing community, was a big loser when last Sunday's Oamaru meeting was abandoned.
The southern racing community was dealt a heavy blow by the news brilliant hurdler Jackfrost's career is over after he injured a suspensory ligament earlier this week.
The passing of Racing Reform Bill means racing can now undergo major change.
Winter is meant to be a quiet time for racing, or even boring according to some.
One of the issues raised in this column - the question of who owns the TAB - has hit the Parliamentary debating chamber.
Right now, we are in a racing revolution, though it does not really feel like one.
The measure of success for a racing club looks fairly simple.
Last week harness racing trainers gave a damning report on the country's ratings-based handicapping system in this paper.
More than a week has passed since Racing Minister Winston Peters announced the latest reforms for the racing industry.
Monday's dual code meeting appeared to me to be a raging success.
Some great racing is in store over the next two days. Find your winner here.
Racing writer Jonny Turner previews tomorrow’s big day of racing across Australasia.
Racing writer Jonny Turner previews the races that should have southern racing fans on the edge of their seats this weekend.
Racing writer Jonny Turner previews the races that will have southern racing fans enthralled over the next two days.
What a weird and wild ride the last two weeks in racing has produced.
Champions Day is almost here and I cannot wait.
If you like racing but you have plans for tomorrow, cancel them. And whether it is the thoroughbred or the harness code or both, you can fill your boots.
It seems the people have spoken.