Belkmyster breaks $100,000 in earnings

Belkmyster won the feature race, the $50,000 Rangiora Classic, at Rangiora on Sunday.

Belkmyster graduated to open class and took his stake earnings beyond $100,000 with success in the Group III $50,000  Rangiora Classic at Rangiora on Sunday.

Golding looking for wins at Gore

Junior driver Stevie Golding.

Rangiora's Stevie Golding is seizing opportunities throughout the South Island in his bid to win the national junior drivers' premiership this season.

Gore HRC tips

Moon Countess is starting in the SGT Dan Stockfood Ltd Trot at Gore on Monday.

Jamie Searle's selections for the Gore Harness Racing Club meeting on Monday:

Referee attacked after final whistle

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Rugby Southland will investigate an alleged assault on a referee following a club game.

Alley Way's campaign nearly over

Maurice Skinner, left, and son Neville.

Rowe Cup placegetter Alley Way is expected back at Colin and Julie De Filippis' Christchurch stable today, with the view to two starts at Addington in May.

No All Blacks, no regrets for Highlanders' Joseph

Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo was well shackled by the Brumbies in Canberra.

Highlanders coach refuses to blame the absence of his star All Blacks for defeat in Canberra.

Reaching out to families in need

Trudy Burdon

Trudy Burdon used to write about running for The Southland Times - now she's part of a community care group for families.

Steel's Selby-Rickit has special Anzac memories

Southland Steel goal attack Te Paea Selby-Rickit.

This time of year is always special for the Southern Steel's Te Paea Selby-Rickit.

Turnbull might get second invitation

Just Cala after winning at Forbury Park last season.

Just Cala, who won her first race at Gore, is the next Australian pacer in line for an invitation to the Harness Jewels at Ashburton on May 30.

Spriggs claims final Oreti Park speedway title

Oreti Park speeway rider Connor Spriggs.

Invercargill's Connor Spriggs has snatched the final trophy up for grabs at Oreti Park Speedway this season.

Southland bowls teams fall short of titles

The Southland club bowls season is drawing to a close.

Expectations were high that one or more of the teams representing Southland would be to the fore in national competitions contested at Palmerston North and Christchurch in recent weeks, but it was a sad tale that followed all the teams home.

Merrilees so close to bowls glory

It was a case of so agonisingly close, yet so painfully far for Southland's elite bowler Craig Merrilees who narrowly missed out on national glory last week.

'I'm doing it for a good mate'

Invercargill man Shane McNaught is riding in the Westpac Chopper Appeal this year, partly in memory of his friend Grant Toomey.

Shane McNaught is cycling 250 kilometres as part of a charity ride but he says it is not about the fundraising.

Old Boys bank points against Southend

Club football was played midweek to avoid a Chatham Cup clash.

Old Boys managed to turn a dominant first half into an average second half as they outgunned Southend United 5-2 in their Southland Football premier men's Donald Gray cup game played at the ILT Football Turf on Thursday night.

Super Rugby recap: Brumbies vs Highlanders

Patrick Osborne will be one of the Highlanders' main attack weapons.

Recap the Super Rugby action as the Brumbies hosted the Highlanders in Canberra.

Coach backs Highlanders 'no-namers' against Brumbies

Trent Renata will get a rare chance to start for the Highlanders against the Brumbies.

Jamie Joseph confident of result against Brumbies despite resting his All Blacks.

Ellis was right, sort of

Southern Steel players and strength and conditioning coach Simon Jones cool off at Oreti Beach after a fitness session.

OPINION: Some of you may have read former Australian Diamonds captain Liz Ellis's opinion article this week.

Stags hooker could return to club rugby after stint in France

Stags player Talemaitoga Tuapati in action against Otago.

Pirates-Old Boys could be bolstered by the return of hooker Talemaitoga Tuapati this weekend for their Southland premier club rugby clash with Blues.

Home ground advantage could be key for Ohai-Nightcaps

Mataura traditionally play their best rugby at home.

The feature game in Southland's division two competition on Saturday will be between the unbeaten Ohai-Nightcaps and Mataura. 

Millane is the 'heart' of the Edendale Rugby Club

Edendale president, co-coach and reserve frontrower Duane Millane.

Heading into round five of Southland wide club rugby it is Wyndham and Drummond-Limehills-Star who are leading the division one competition.

Encouraging signs for Central Pirates in 2015

Central Pirates senior rugby coach Tony Perriam, left, and club president and player Mark McCallum.

Competition leaders Central Pirates can not afford to treat improving fourth-placed Balfour-Lumsden with complacency in their division three clash at Balfour on Saturday.

Hear the Lion roar

The Lion Queen (Ryan Bishop) wins at the Otago Racing Club meeting at Oamaru on Wednesday.

The Lion Queen, who changed hands for $95,000 as a yearling, cleared maiden ranks at Oamaru on Wednesday.

Highlanders to rest All Black stars for Brumbies

All Black Aaron Smith will sit out the Highlanders' clash with the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday night.

Jamie Joseph opts to rest all three of his All Blacks for Friday night's game against the Brumbies in Canberra.

Otago Cricket launch bid for international matches

Scotland and Afghanistan in action in Dunedin during this year's Cricket World Cup.

Otago Cricket launch quest to light up University Oval and attract international matches.

Dominio ready for Oamaru

Dominio carries topweight of 59kg in the Flava Dunedin Rating 65 at Oamaru on Wednesday.

Dominio is capable of a bold run fresh up at Oamaru on Wednesday.

Pulp Fiction's season ends

Pulp Fiction won $52,545 in 13 starts this season.

Pulp Fiction, who has won seven races  and $52,545  in stakes this season,  has been withdrawn from the Harness Jewels and gone to the spelling paddock.

Northview Hanover transfers to Hoffman stable

Northview Hanover wins from My Mate Ozz in the claimers’ race, the Amtec Electrical Pace, at Ascot Park on Tuesday.

Northview Hanover and Hunter Fernco, who finished first and third, respectively, were claimed in the Amtec Electrical Pace at Ascot Park on Tuesday.

Te Anau tennis player is excellent

Te Anau tennis player Tim Willans, 11.

Te Anau boy wins Southland tennis award.

Donald Hay humbled by Rugby Southland life membership

Rugby Southland president Donald Hay, left, at the presentation for Jamie Mackintosh's 100th game for Southland.

As a player, if there was a job needed doing, Donald Hay would do it.

Carter gets Riccarton win

Ascot Park-trianed Tutor, with her part-owners Peter Cade (left) and Murray Carter.

Murray Carter, an Invercargill clothing retailer, began training  thoroughbreds as a hobby 33 years ago and he has won 45 races.

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