Riverton galloper to race in Winter Classic

Trainer Kelvin Tyler

Timy Tyler, upset winner of the Winter Cup (1600m) last weekend, is set to back up in the 200m longer Winter Classic at Riccarton on Saturday.

Mooar wants a lift in intensity

Stags coach Brad Mooar

The Southland Stags decision-makers will take a look at Sean Conner on the wing with the former Otago Boys' High School pupil an option to provide cover the injured Jamie Verran this season.

Stags team named to play Otago

Junior Ngaluafe scores a try against North Otago on Saturday in Gore.

The Southland Stags team has been named to play Otago in their final preseason match in Riverton on Wednesday.

Cricket upgrade may cost $350k

Rain covers going on at the New Zealand v Pakistan cricket match in Queenstown in 2011.

International cricket games in Queenstown might be a thing of the past because a pitch upgrade could cost $350,000

Hall on road to Rio

Southland discus thrower Marshall Hall.

Southland Discus thrower Marshall hall is on the road to Rio.

Tupou slams dive claims

Joseph Parker lands the knockout blow in his win over Bowie Tupou in Invercargill.

Boxer Bowie Tupou has hit back at allegations he took a dive in his loss to Joseph Parker.

Braswell may lure Sharks players

Former Southland Sharks player Kevin Braswell will coach the Wellington Saints in the 2016 NBL season.

The Saints have swooped for American veteran and it seems some Sharks players could follow.

Elusive Catch entered for Coffs Harbour Cup

Sabin Kirkland with, from left, Coat Of Arms, Elusive Catch and Kina Win.

Invercargill-owned Elusive Catch is starting in the Coffs Harbour Cup on Thursday.

Memorable Addington win

Roxburgh trainers Geoff and Jude Knight.

Trainer Geoff Knight had his first win with a 2-year-old in 29 years as a licence holder when Zenmach was successful at Addington on Friday night.

Bond Catlins Rally top seed

Top seed for this Saturday's Catlins Coast Rally Dean Bond of Balclutha in his Mitsubishi EVO 6.5 during last year's event.

Seventy-two entries have come forward for the 2015 Catlins Coast Rally which starts from Owaka Motors in Owaka on Saturday monring.

Wright to debut at Andorra world champs

New Zealand 2015 under-19 national cyclo cross champion Paul Wright, of Wanaka.

Wanaka mountainbiker Paul Wright, 17, makes his world championships debut in Andorra in September.

Co-Ed Cup game next for Gore High School

The Gore High School's first XV squad and officials after winning the Southland-wide under-18 rugby competition at Gore on Saturday.

Gore High School's victorious first XV are playing St Peter's College in the curtain-raiser to the Stags-Auckland game at Rugby Park, Invercargill, next week.

A love for tennis and trophies

Southland tennis talent Emma White.

Southland tennis prodigy Emma White has a love of tennis and trophies.

Holland late bloomer on mountain bike

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Southland mountain biker Brayden Holland.

Ever since Brayden Holland could ride a bike, he had ramps set up in his backyard and spent most of his time outside.

Southland Special Olympians bring home the medals video

Southland power lifter Grant McKenzie has won four medals at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Southland powerlifter Grant McKenzie has bagged four medals at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Jerry Garcia wins Kurow Cup in close finish

Jerry Garcia, far right, wins from Canardly Lover, green shadow roll, and  Nikola, No 13, in the Kurow Cup at Oamaru on Sunday.

The Rakaia horseman, Leo O’Reilly extended a family record when he trained and drove Jerry Garcia to win the Kurow Cup at Oamaru on Sunday.

Parker's reward a week in Queenstown and oysters

Joseph Parker tucks into a Bluff Oyster.

Joseph Parker's reward for a knockout win in Invercargill on Saturday night is a week in Queenstown.

City 'hits a home run' with event support

Joseph Parker.

Joseph Parker's promoters say Invercargill has set the bench mark as far as embracing one of his fights.

Saunders plans to start five at Invercargill meeting

Brent Barclay drove three winners at the Ascot Park workouts on Saturday, including Heza Bromac and My Horse My Rules.

Trainer Matt Saunders reckons Heza Bromac is the best of his five entries for the Invercargill meeting next Sunday.:

Willy Tree scores all points in final

Riversdale's Sam Sanson (with ball) is tackled by Wyndham player Brett Winter during the division one final at Wyndham on Saturday.

The two most deserving teams in the competition contested the division one final in perfect conditions on Saturday.

Parker to keep fighting in NZ

Trainer Kevin Barry was happy with Joseph Parker's effort on Saturday night.

Joseph Parker will fight in New Zealand even if he becomes heavyweight champion of the world.

Ohai-Nightcaps win close final in division two

Ohai-Nightcaps team members, from left, Nathan Dickens, Tyler Johnston, Jacob Stewart and Cam Dawson with the Past Presidents' Shield at Nightcaps on Saturday. Ohai-Nightcaps beat Pioneer 21-17 in the division two final.

The top two teams from the division two round-robin competition, Ohai-Nightcaps and Pioneer, fought out a tight final in front of a huge crowd at Nightcaps on Saturday.

Taetuli wants to KO Buttabean again video

Kaleni Taetuli celebrates his knockout win over Dave 'The Brown Buttabean' Letele.

Southland's Kaleni Taetuli $15,000 richer after 22-second demolition of 'Brown Buttabean'.

Big crowd watch Waiau Star win final

Waiau Star line up for a team photo after winning the division three rugby final at Tuatapere on Saturday.

Waiau Star's win in the division three club rugby final is a boost for western Southland, captain Pete Van Dam says.

Parker: 'I felt the punch land' video

That was quick: Joseph Parker knocks out Bowie Tupou in the first round.

Joseph Parker hoses down suggestions Bowie Tupou took a dive.

Parker stuns Tupou early video

NZ heavyweight Joseph Parker lands the knockout blow on Bowie Tupou at Stadium Southland.

Unbeaten Kiwi boxer pulls off stunning 63 second KO in Invercargill to put heavyweight division on notice.

Recap: Parker vs Tupou fight night in Invercargill

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker and his opponent Bowie Tupou face off at Friday's weigh-in in Invercargill.

Relive coverage of Joseph Parker's showdown with Bowie Tupou in Invercargill.

Kelvin Tyler gains biggest win in Winter Cup

Jacob Lowry celebrates his win on Timy Tyler in Saturday's $100,000 Winter Cup at Riccarton.

Timy Tyler, owned and trained at Riverton by Kelvin Tyler, became the first Southland-trained winner of the Winter Cup at Riccarton in 20 years when he triumphed at odds of 46 to one on Saturday.

Waiau Star win third division final

Winning captain Pete Van Dam celebrates Waiau Star's victory at Tuatapere on Saturday with a port and a beer.

Waiau Star came from 16-9 behind with less than 15 minutes remaining to win the division three rugby final at Tuatapere on Saturday.

Riversdale too strong in division one final

Wyndham's Mark Kingsbury (blue) takes a hard hit from a Riversdale player in the division one final at Wyndham on Saturday.

The two most deserving teams contested the division one final at Wyndham on Saturday.

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