Keeping races in the family gallery video

Whakatane Formula 1 riders, father and son Damon Rees, left, and Tony Rees at the Invercargill street race.

Whakatane's Rees family have good reason to smile after the Invercargill street races on Sunday.

Tregoning spectacular at Oreti Park

Grant Tregoning competing at of Oreti Park Speedway in Invercargill at the 2015 Burt Munro Challenge.

Oreti Park's Grant Tregoning secured the 2015 Burt Munro Challenge Speedway Spectacular silverware on Sunday night.

Sam Ottley returning

Canterbury driver Sam Ottley.

Sam Ottley will resume driving at the Methven Trotting Club's Christmas meeting next Sunday.

Zac Butcher scores most points

Maurice McKendry, left, David Butcher, Peter Ferguson and Zac Butcher joined forces to win the Trans-Tasman Drivers Challenge for the North Island at Ascot Park on Sunday. Representing the Challenge's sponsor, Woodlands Stud, is Hazel van Opzeeland.

The North Island team has won the trans-Tasman Drivers Challenge for second consecutive year.

Morris lands unexpected win

Ya Dreamin Jonesy (No 8) wins the Queenstown Cup by a nose from Sadlers Rock at Cromwell on Sunday.

Ya Dreamin Jonesy caused a boilover in the $25,000 Queenstown Cup at Cromwell on Sunday

Southland sevens team fall short

Southland's Hayden Edgley, left, and Scott Eade try to bring down South Canterbury's Pangi Iketau in the fifth and sixth play-off at the Southern Regional sevens tournament in Timaru.

For the second straight year the Southland sevens team have failed to qualify for the nationals.

South Canterbury qualify at Southland's expense

South Canterbury's Pangi Iketau tries to wriggle through the tackle of Southland's Hayden Edgeley, left, and Scott Eade in their fifth and sixth playoff match.

The South Canterbury men's sevens side is on its way to Rotorua.

Long shot wins

Franco Texas and junior driver Jessica Young teamed up for a win at Orari on Saturday.

Grass track specialist Karanga Red Fantasy rocked punters with her win at odds of 72-to-one at Orari on Saturday.

Injuries sideline riders

New Zealand's top jockey Lisa Allpress.

Jockey Lisa Allpress and apprentice Dylan Mo are recovering from race-falls and hope to ride at Trentham on Saturday.

Marist bowler claims hat-trick

Cricketer James Ng.

James Ng grabs hat-trick in Southland club cricket and almost made it four in a row.

Hornby win Queenstown Nines

He Tauaa's Javaan Fa'amoe-Ioane sets off to score a try against the Wakatipu Giants in a game at the Queenstown Nines in Queenstown on Saturday.

Christchurch club Hornby has taken out the first Queenstown Nines rugby league tournament played on Saturday.

First race delayed

Jacqui Hyde, the clerk of scales, weighs Terry Moseley on replacement scales for race one at Cromwell on Sunday.

The start of the race meeting at Cromwell on Sunday was delayed when the scales to weigh out jockeys failed to function.

Demons Red win combined softball competition

Demons Red pitcher Daniel Perry.

Demons Red win 3­-1 against Panthers to take out Southland/Otago competition.

Otago win regional sevens qualifiers

South Canterbury's Leone Nawalu on the attack as Southland's Scott Eade, left, approaches him in the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers in Timaru on Saturday.

A try after the final hooter propelled Otago to a 29-27 win over Tasman in the final of the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers.

Riders choose Burt Munro Challenge over Australia

Oreti Park's James Douglas and Ricky Pubben in action.

Even the prospect of snatching a title from their Australian rivals wasn't enough to lure a sidecar duo away from the Burt Munro Challenge.

Coppins wins Burt Munro Trophy gallery video

Josh Coppins of Nelson, (centre) on his Yamaha YZ450, before going onto win the 50 mile Burt Munro Trophy race.

Josh Coppins turns focus to street race on Sunday.

Phillis follows father to Burt Munro

Australian Superbike rider Alex Phillis.

Australian Superbike World Championship rider Alex Phillis follows his father's footsteps to the Burt Munro Challenge.

Top drivers at Ascot Park

Maurice McKendry is in the North Island team competing in the trans-Tasman drivers series at Ascot Park on Sunday.

Maurice McKendry is out to defend his title in the trans-Tasman drivers series at Ascot Park on Sunday.

Unique twist at Christmas races video

Inspecting the Ascot Park galloping track on Friday are from left, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing national venue inspector Garry Foskett, jockey Terry Moseley, stipendiary steward Mark Davidson, Ascot Park course manager Warren Broad and his assistant Steve Herbert.

The party's at Ascot Park, but the horses are racing at Winton.

Highlanders investment just the ticket

Co-captains of the Highlanders Ben Smith, left, and Nasi Manu hold the Super Rugby trophy after the franchise won their first title by beating the Hurricanes in Wellington on July 4

Canadian-born Dunedin-based businessman Matthew Davey heads a consortium that has assumed control of the Super Rugby champions.

NZ Supercross champs cut short gallery

Cody Cooper, of Mt Maunganui, on his Honda CRF450 on his way to winning a race at the NZ Supercross Championships held at Oreti, near Winton.

Gale force winds brought a premature end to the 2015 edition of the New Zealand Supercross Championships in Winton overnight.

Private investors take control of Highlanders

Co-captains of the Highlanders Ben Smith, left, and Nasi Manu hold the Super Rugby trophy after the franchise won their first title by beating the Hurricanes in Wellington on July 4

A group of four private investors have bought into the future of the Super Rugby champion Highlanders

Southland Development cricket team named

Southland cricketer Alex Tait.

Second tier Southland cricketers get their chance to impress.

Highlanders eye private investment

Highlanders co-captains Ben Smith and Nasi Manu hold the 2015 Super Rugby trophy aloft after beating the Hurricanes in Wellington. The champion franchise is expected to announce a private investor on Friday.

The Highlanders may be on the brink of becoming the last NZ rugby franchise to embrace private ownership.

Rees races to Bluff Hill victory gallery video

Tony Rees, of Whakatane, races up Bluff Hill during the 10th Burt Munro Challenge.

The long family road trip from Whakatane to Bluff Hill paid off for New Zealand Hill Climb Championship winner Tony Rees.

Hayley Maree chasing Group I glory

Kelvin Tyler caused a Group III upset when Timy Tyler won the Winter Cup at Riccarton and now he is hoping to do the same with Hayley Maree in the Captain Cook Stakes.

Lightly raced mare Hayley Maree will make a massive leap up to Group I company in the Captain Cook Stakes

Injury blow for Southland sevens

Mike Molloy has been ruled out of the Southland sevens team to play in Timaru on Saturday because of injury.

The Southland sevens team have been dealt a big blow with Mike Molloy ruled out of the Southern Regional tournament in Timaru on Saturday.

Legend ready for beach race video

26112015 News Photo: Nicole Johnstone / Fairfax NZ

Motocross legend Josh Coppins in Queens Park on Thursday.

Josh Coppins to ride beach race for first time at Burt Munro Challenge.

Contingency plan for beach race

Invercargill's Greg Baynes on his way to winning the New Zealand Beach Race title at the Burt Munro Challenge last year.

As always with the beach race at the Burt Munro Challenge all eyes are on the weather.

Feaver back for Bluff Hill climb

Jason Feaver at the Burt Munro Challenge.

Jason Feaver is hoping for success when he returns to the New Zealand Hill Climb Championships as part of the Burt Munro Challenge on Thursday. 

Ad Feedback
Ad Feedback
special offers