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Single Spice latest winner for family

Single Spice added to a family record for Gore trainer John McKay when he cleared maiden ranks at Cromwell on Sunday.

Promising two-year-old Formula One sold and on the move

Formula One, who is unbeaten in four workouts, has been sold out of the Ryal Bush stable of Hamish Hunter.

Otautau back in Southland senior club rugby ranks after two-year hiatus

Welcome return of club and Star going it alone contribute to extended format for Southland senior club rugby.

Rain intervenes as Wellington and Otago's Plunket Shield clash hangs in the balance

All three results remain a possibility on the final day tomorrow of the four-day Plunket Shield fixture between Wellington and Otago in Queenstown.

Impressive Riversdale on track for Southland Combined Country final

Team through to Southland Combined Country cricket decider after big win and will take some beating.

SBHS' Stewart smoking it on the water

Southland Boys' High School won the teams' section and one of its squad, Dan Stewart, took out the senior boys' division at the Otago-Southland secondary schools water skiing championships recently.

Top turnout for Southland tennis tourney

Twelve teams involving about 50 students took part in the Southland secondary schools' tennis tournament at the Waihopai courts in Invercargill.

SBHS' Lavea leaving records in his wake

Southland Boys' High School's Uilealea Lavea and Fiordland College's Dyani Shepherd-Oates have provided highlights in Southland athletics this season.

Reid on the rise by going downhill fast

For someone who spends most weekends hurtling down a ski slope at more than 100kmh, Elizabeth Reid is remarkably grounded.

Gray's first quinella

Ryal Bush trainer Brett Gray got a first at Winton on Saturday when he produced Jen Jaccka and Sky Commander to quinella the Southland Master Plumbers Raceday Mobile Trot and commented after that it made him feel like Phil Williamson.

Moseley reaches 901 riding wins

Terry Moseley  reached 900 wins as a jockey in New Zealand aboard To The Max in the $15,000 Cromwell Cup, the principal  race  at the Otago Racing Club meeting at Cromwell yesterday.

Veteran jockey Terry Moseley notches 900th win at Cromwell Cup

Jockey reaches milestone in NZ in Cromwell Cup, the principal race at the Otago Racing Club meeting yesterday.

Debut quinella for trainer Brett Gray at Winton

Ryal Bush trainer gains first quinella in Southland Master Plumbers Raceday Mobile Trot at Winton on Saturday.

Canes complete successful road trip

The Hurricanes lead the Super Rugby standings after three rounds but it was the Chiefs who turned in the most ominous performance of the weekend.

The Energizer overcomes bad start to win at Cromwell

Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler married his apprentice, Rebecca Black on February 7 and today they combined to provide a sensational win with The Energizer at Cromwell.

Sanderson hopes to drive at Gore

Queensland reinsman Adam Sanderson will be available to drive at the next three harness race meetings in Southland.

Natuzzi being considered for Australian campaign

Mosgiel owner Bill  Duell is viewing a return to Melbourne for his well performed galloper, Natuzzi.

Winton Cup next for New Years Jay

New Years Jay, winner of seven of her 11 starts, has the Winton Cup as her next assignment to provide the opportunity for owner Brian Anderton to be in attendance.

Winton HRC tips

Jamie Searle's selections for today's Winton harness meeting:

Ya Dreamin Jonesy wins at Omakau

Trainer Lionel Dobbs was torn between two choices after Ya Dreamin Jonesy led  for most of the way to win the rating 75 2000m at Omakau yesterday.

Playoff time for Combined Country as Albion look for good finish

The Albion Cricket Club will look to turn what was a disappointing start to the cricket season into a memorable finish.

Southern Steel hoping to defy slow-start reputation against the NSW Swifts

Southern Steel hope to defy their reputation as a slow starter when they host the NSW Swifts.

Highlanders do enough to claim first win over Queensland Reds since 2009

The Highlanders have claimed their first win over the Queensland Reds since 2009 with a 20-13 victory.

Bennet records first win

Hayley Bennet, the Invercargill apprentice, rode her first winner  today at Omakau at her second race ride.

Graham Low's lawn bowls column

The final open championship titles of the current season were decided at the Riverton greens recently where a number of experienced bowlers were to the fore in the Southland Pairs Championships.

Winning potential

Heard The Whisper has  won two of his three starts for new owners and another win and a $3500  harnessplus bonus is in his sights at the Winton meeting tomorrow.

Dermott Brown returns to Omakau

Dermott Brown could give support  to the "horses for courses" theory at Omakau today.

Seagate in race against time to make start

Seagate adventure racing team captain Nathan Fa'avae has one important question today - will team-mate Stu Lynch make it to the race on time?

Cult hero Adam Thomson returns to face Highlanders in Reds jersey

A Highlanders cult hero will be back at Forsyth Barr Stadium tonight, but he'll be in a maroon jersey.

Moseley close to milestone

Christchurch jockey Terry Moseley could reach 900 career wins at Omakau today or Cromwell on Sunday.

Marty Banks to make his Highlanders debut at first-five against the Reds

Marty Banks set for Highlanders debut against Reds team featuring James O'Connor.

Mainland Football head Mike Coggan appointed to run Otago Cricket

Mainland Football chief executive Mike Coggan has been appointed the new CEO of Otago Cricket.

Youngster New South Wales-bound

Waimumu Kidz Kartz enthusiast Rebecca Heads can hardly wait to pack her bags in preparation for being New Zealand's representative at the 31st New South Wales Mini Trot Championship at the Gunning track near Sydney over Easter.

Te Paea Selby-Rickit needs nerves of Steel for switch to goal attack

Better known as goal shoot, young gun moving into goal attack after franchise opt not to re-sign Silver Fern Jodi Brown.

Live Super Rugby: Highlanders vs Queensland Reds

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

Highlanders first-five Lima Sopoaga to miss Reds game after father falls sick

First-five out for Friday's game against Reds after returning home to Wellington to be with his sick father.

Tas Man Bromac to prove his Supremacy

Tas Man Bromac, the 3-year-old who has won five of his nine starts this season, has the Southern Supremacy Stakes on April 12 as his next target.

Carran team making waves at Riccarton

Otautau owners John and Evelyn Carran had six runners at the Riccarton feature meeting last Friday.

Queens Park hosting start of pennants

Vice President Pennants competition starts this weekend, with first round at Queens Park Golf Club.

Tait follows in his father's footsteps

Like father like son, Alex Tait announced himself as one of Southland's better cricketing prospects this week.

Stalwart's passion for hockey still burns

Hockey identity Graham Balfour is a somewhat reluctant recipient of the Southland Times Legend of Sport recognition, but is certainly deserving of a legends tag.

Special strength and conditioning sessions for coaches loom

It's only February, but Sport Southland's thinking ahead to winter codes and how coaches can best prepare their teams.

Pink and proud sidecar combo relish racing

Sidecar racing is not just a blokes game, ask "The Pink Ladies" Clare Hartnell and Tracy Davidson.

Roc Leone showing good form ahead of the Manawatu Sires' Stakes

Roc Leone, who has been nominated for the Manawatu Sires' Stakes, distanced two rivals in a trial at Wingatui today

Roc Leone wins trial ahead of race debut

Roc Leone, who has been nominated for the $225,000 Manawatu Sires' Stakes, distanced two rivals in a 600m trial at Wingatui today.

The Solitaire on target for new campaign

Although outpaced early by Alottatow and Joe Bonanno, top racemare ran satisfactorily.

Matt Saunders' perfect start

Matt Saunders has had a dream start in harness racing with his first win as a trainer.

Sam Mitchell provides key hit as James Hargest softballers end long drought

Batter Sam Mitchell's big hit helps James Hargest College win Southland secondary schools' softball tournament.

Formula One Ferrari thrills crowd thrills at Teretonga Park

Sight and sound of Formula 1 Ferrari 412T1B V12, plus 3-seater Arrows AX3, a highlight for many at Teretonga Park.

James Paringatai to become first Southland Sharks to play 100 games for franchise

Foundation member set to become first player to bring up 100 NBL games for the Southland Sharks.
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