Former West Australian harness racing horseman Ryan Hayter secured his first win for his new employer Tom Kilkelly at Forbury Park tonight (Friday). Hayter became stable foreman for Southland trainer Tom Kilkelly in February of this year, and tonight was another step in the right direction for the 23 year old who reined home Churchill Bromac for a decisive win in the junior drivers event.
It seems Ken and Karen Breckon just can't shake that winning feeling at the moment. The popular harness racing enthusiasts and winning owners of Inter-Dominion champ I Can Doosit were back in the groove tonight (Friday) at the Reefton Trotting meeting held at Addington Raceway.
The Ross Rennie trained Miss Boomschukaluka brought a smile to the faces of local Loburnian couple Grant and Bronwyn Columbus at the Rangiora Harness Racing Club's meeting held today (Tuesday February 1).
The undoubted highlight at the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's meeting held at Addington Raceway today (Tuesday) belonged to harness racing horseman Steve Clarke. The Rolleston trainer/driver pulled off the salute of the season at the finish of race five after driving Melodie to victory.
In just his second season of training and from limited starters Southland harness racing horseman Stephen Baucke has registered his first official training win. The Dunearn resident produced Citylight to win in the hands of Alan Beck at the Wyndham Harness Racing Club's meeting held yesterday (Tuesday January 18).
Southland horseman Johnny Cox was in dominant form at the Gore Harness Racing Club's meeting held today (Tuesday) in Gore. The Winton based trainer drove a treble of winners while also collecting a training double.
The Invercargill Harness Racing Club meeting was full of bonus incentives for Southland trainer Kirk Larsen and his wife Michelle. Kirk trained and drove both Xtreme Luck and Elmer Fudd to victory today (Saturday) with both horses receiving a Harness Plus bonus for their wins, while the owners of Xtreme Luck will arrive with a morning tea shout this Monday for the second week running.
Southern harness racing identity Bill Keeler was awarded his first official training win when Touche Express won at today's (Tuesday) Invercargill harness racing Club's meeting held at Ascot Park.
It was a night to remember and a winning debut for one of harness racing's newest junior drivers Robbie Close at tonight's (Thursday) New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club's meeting held at Addington Raceway.
It was an impeccable display of reinsmanship that saw young harness racing driver Simon Lawson crowned this year's New Zealand Junior Drivers Champion after outscoring the opposition in the two race series held at Addington Raceway last night (Thursday).
A humble Tuesday meeting at Invercargill yesterday (Tuesday March 30) developed into a harness racing highlight for mother of two Carol Graham, when she Steered Doc Martin home to victory recording her first win as a reinswomen.
Junior Driver James Hornbrook released the brakes on his driving career yesterday (Friday) and freewheeled his way to his first raceday win at the Malborough Harness Racing Club's meeting at Waterlea Racecourse. The dedicated young horseman was having his 13th raceday drive and got off the mark in stylish fashion behind the Mark Purdon and Grant Payne trained Courage On Fire.
The lethal combination of in form harness racing driver Ricky May and classy up and comer Second Wind, was the perfect recipe for success in today's (Sunday) Green Mile at the Methven Trotting Club's Christmas meeting.
Today's (Sunday) impressive winner at the Gore Harness Racing Club's meeting - Vi Et Animo - will bypass the New Zealand Cup Carnival in Christchurch in favour of long-term Auckland and Cambridge plans.
Successful sire Falcon Seelster's followers were justified for feeling on good terms with themselves after three of his representatives scored on the eight race harness racing programme at the Forbury Park Trotting Club's meeting in Dunedin tonight (Thursday 2 September).
The confidence of harness racing punters was shattered after the major upsets by Captain Khan and Coco Kid in the opening two races at the Invercargill fixture at Ascot Park in Invercargill today Sunday 23 August.