I can not remember a time during my involvement in this industry when the mood has been at such a low.
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Racing writer Jonny Turner previews the weekend's racing highlights from a southern perspective.
Racing reporter Jonny Turner previews the biggest races of the weekend with a southern flavour.
Who is off to Bloom this year?
As a collective, the New Zealand racing industry sits back and admires how the Australians do it - on the track, off the track and in their pubs and TABs.
The sun shining down on Forbury Park as cars filled the car park to capacity was a beautiful sight last weekend.
The greatest prize in Australasian racing — the Melbourne Cup — arrives in Otago this afternoon. Racing writer Jonny Turner reflects on his favourite cup moments and those that have had the biggest...
Here is what is going to be in this week's column.
Firstly, I need to start this week's column with some important news.
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.