Gore not so lucky for Williamson
The action has started this afternoon as the Gore Harness Racing Club's Christmas meeting gets under way.
Prior to the event history was picking that Phil Williamson might stand a good chance of winning race one at Gore today.
The Oamaru trainer has won the opening event at the Gore Harness Racing Club's Christmas meeting on six occasions in the past 10 years. His six winners have been Beyond Me (last year), Maori Invasion (2010), Doctor Jock (2008), Nice One Kenny (2006), Ho Chi Minh (2005) and Allegro Agitato (2002).
However, it was not to be his day as Charlton horse Sun Shine Whiz took the honours instead.
Holiday racing in the south:
Today: Harness racing in Gore.
Tomorrow: Greyhound racing at Ascot Park
Saturday: Harness racing at Winton
January 2: Harness racing at Omakau
January 3: Thoroughbred racing at Omakau
January 4: Harness racing at Roxburgh
January 6: Harness racing at Cromwell
The Southland Times