I think it is fair to say July will not go down as one of the great months in Otago or Oamaru racing history.
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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.
One of the issues raised in this column - the question of who owns the TAB - has hit the Parliamentary debating chamber.
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.
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.
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.