Invercargill HRC tips

Jamie Searle's selections for the Invercargill Harness Racing Club meeting at Ascot Park on Sunday:

New Zealand para-cyclists Emma Foy and Laura Fairweather defend their world title

The New Zealand tandem pairing of Emma Foy and Laura Fairweather has successfully defended the women's B three kilometre pursuit title in the Netherlands.

Early finish at Ascot Park

A slippery track forced the Southland Racing Club's meeting to be abandoned after race four at Ascot Park on Saturday.

Marist take one-day cricket title

Marist have taken out the Southland Club Cricket one-day senior title with a six-wicket win over the Metropolitan Tigers.

Two wins for Emma Ryan at secondary schools' athletics

James Hargest College's Emma Ryan had a day to remember at the South Island secondary schools' athletics championships in Nelson on Saturday.

Southlanders featuring at Nelson athletics meet

Hinewai Collins and Dyani Shepherd-Oates were Southlanders to win titles at the South Island secondary schools' athletics championships in Nelson on Friday night.

Southland RC tips

Jamie Searle's selections for the Southland Racing Club meeting at Ascot Park today:

Pulp's the one to beat

Recent racing may give Pulp Fiction the edge on his rivals in the   Regent Car Court Handicap Pace  at  Ascot Park on Sunday.

Steel respect the Mystics but have no fear in taking on conference leaders

Mystics vs Southern Steel netball clash important to the ambitions of both franchises.

Highlanders must find way out of Stormers' stranglehold in Super Rugby clash

History and form suggest the Highlanders have a big challenge ahead of them on Saturday night.

Canterbury setting up final day Plunket Shield chase against Otago

Otago are eyeing up a tricky chase on the final day of their Plunket Shield match against Canterbury.

Cricket fans soak up World Cup atmosphere

Former Southland cricketer Fraser Wilson is following the Black Caps to the very end.

Foot abscess sidelines Princess Arts

Princess Arts, winner of two of her last three starts, has been scratched at the Invercargill meeting on Sunday after she pulled up sore from work  on Friday morning.

Bonus beckons

Coulee is in line for an $11,500 bonus in the  rating 65 $12,000 Pearl series  race at  the Southland meeting  on Saturday.

Demons Red chasing fifth softball title

Demons Red is looking to win the final of Southland Softball's major league competition for the fifth time at Surrey Park on Saturday.

Wingatui scores plastic running rail

A new plastic running rail, costing about $140,000, is being installed  at Wingatui racecourse.

A cocktail of emotions - that's what sport is all about

The Black Caps victory on Tuesday night was the greatest advertisement for sport I have witnessed in some time.

Maadi novice Fry far from overawed

The first Maadi Cup rowing experience on the away waters of Lake Karapiro can be overwhelming.

Old foes set to slug it out again in Southland one-day final

Two of Southland cricket's perennial limited overs powerhouses have set up a mouth-watering senior one-day final

Hamish Rutherford key as Otago in sight of first innings against Canterbury

Hamish Rutherford top-scores with 87 as Otago trail Canterbury by 23 runs with three wickets in hand.

Flanker fast-tracked into Highlanders

Otago flanker James Lentjes has been fast-tracked into the Highlanders team for Saturday night's game against the Stormers.

Debutant James Lentjes to be fifth Highlanders' No 7 this season

Otago flanker James Lentjes will make his Super Rugby debut for the Highlanders against the Stormers.

Kiwi cyclist Patrick Bevin fourth overall in the Tour of Taiwan

New Zealand's Patrick Bevin is fourth overall with one stage remaining in the Tour of Taiwan.

Fewer teams to contest division one rugby title

Adding a fourth division to Southland senior club rugby has resulted in fewer teams in divisions one and two.

Riverton Cup returned

The 106th edition of the time-honoured Riverton Cup on Easter Saturday has assumed another dimension thanks to the generosity of a Mosgiel couple, Allan and Bev Free.

Tense title win perfect send-off for coach

Coach Brendan Bowie had the perfect farewell when his team won the boys' final of the South Island secondary schools' water polo tournament.

Live Super Rugby: Highlanders vs Stormers

Join us for Super Rugby action as the Highlanders host the Stormers in Dunedin.

Nine teams to contest division two rugby title

Nine teams start in division two compared with 12 last year.

Star make solo return to division three

Invercargill lawyer Mike Mitchell is looking forward to coaching the Star club's division three rugby team this season.

Southern schools row through repechage rounds

Repechage – from the French repêcher:  'fish out, rescue'.

Hopes for historic Blues, Southland's oldest rugby club

Blues coach Grant Dermody won't buy into the pessimism surrounding the club's premier future.

Injury shadow over Woodland's title defence

An injury run has thrown a shadow over Woodland's Galbraith Shield title defence ahead of their season opener against the Barbarians.

Neil Broom frustrates former Otago team-mates with century for Canterbury

Canterbury batsman Neil Broom returned to University Oval to frustrate his former Otago team-mates.

Player shortage setback for Midlands

Midlands is an early casualty of the Southland-wide division three rugby competition.

Movistar dominate stage two of Volta a Catalunya

Movistar have dominated the 192 kilometre second stage of the Volta a Catalunya.

Cowie proves class above rivals

Tom Cowie, from James Hargest College, virtually ran solo to break the under-14 boys' 800m record at the Otago-Southland secondary schools' athletics champs.

High praise for Dymond from Hargest coach

James Hargest College and Southland Boys' High School drew 5-5 in their clash at the South Island secondary schools' water polo championships.

Player shortage forces Midlands to pull out

Midlands is an early casualty of the Southland-wide division three rugby competition that gets under way on Saturday.

Shea Ili determined to repay support of the Southland Sharks faithful

Shea Ili wants to repay the support that was shown to him in the wake of last year's assault case in New Plymouth.

Habibti Ivy eyes Addington feature

Habibti Ivy will attempt to emulate her sister Habibti by completing the New Zealand Trotting Oaks-Derby double at Addington on Friday night.

The King impresses in trial win

David Walsh is back riding at Ascot Park on Saturday when he will continue his association with The Bishop, last-start winner of the Invercargill Cup.

Kiwis well back after controversy to start Volta Catalunya

Controversy in opening stage of Volta Ciclista a Catalunya as three riders build a seemingly unbeatable lead.

Southland duo in Junior White Sox squad

Southlanders Brooke Pennicott and Lauren Phillips have made a training squad of 41 for the Junior White Sox.

'Just average' good enough for Daniel Price

Winton golfer Daniel Price plays in at least 30 tournaments a year.

Quick return on investment for Percius owners

Michael and Christine Farley, of Winton had their first win as owners with the first horse they have raced.

Spectacular efforts lands Royal Dollar the cash

Royal Dollar cleared maiden ranks in sensational fashion at the Beaumont Racing Club's meeting at Wingatui.

World Cup history beckons for Black Caps in semifinal

It has all come to this - the biggest match of the Black Caps' lives.

Southlanders make good start at Maadi Cup

Day one of the New Zealand secondary schools' Maadi Cup rowing championships got underway at Lake Karapiro today.

Ascot Park and Riverton candidates trial at Wyndham

Brahma Queen and Rock Solid confirmed trials wins at their previous attempts when they repeated at  the Wyndham barrier workouts on Sunday.

Include ready for Group I assignment

Include confirmed a trip to Te Aroha for the Group I New Zealand Thoroughbred  Breeders' Stakes on April 4 with her win in the $70,000  listed South Island Breeders' Stakes at Riccarton on Saturday.
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