Harness racing briefs

Last updated 05:00 07/05/2012
Robin Swain

Relevant offers


Sureasyouwereborn favoured in the Riverton Cup Quiet environment perfect for trainer Oliver riding at Riverton Wild Bill stable flagbearer after Ridley’s retirement Anderson bowing out at Addington The Bishop prepares for Riverton Cup at Wyndham Aeration to help Ascot Park galloping track Barron reaches 1000 driving wins Horse trainer Terrill Charles seriously ill Parker snares first win

Arrangements are being made to send Cool Cobber to the Harness Jewels at Cambridge on June 2.

Cool Cobber moved to eighth in the standings for the $100,000 4-Year-Old Trotters Ruby at the Jewels when winning at Forbury Park on Thursday night. He was driven by co-trainer Robin Swain.

''He got to the line good and I got his last half in 57.4 (seconds),'' Swain, of Knapdale, said yesterday.

Swain and training partner Colin Baynes hope to stable Cool Cobber at Michelle Wallis's Waiuku property for the Jewels trip. Baynes, who owns Cool Cobber, won three races with Catamount from Wallis's stable in 2007.


Gore owner-trainer Allan McVicar is still in negotiations to sell Motu Prince Of Peru. After the 3-year-old won at Gore nine days ago McVicar confirmed clients of Christchurch horseman Anthony Butt were wanting to the horse.


Former Southland-trained standardbreds to win in Australia in the past three days include: Knapdale Girl (Globe Derby, Adelaide, Saturday), Shoot No Blanks (Albion Park, Brisbane, Saturday), and Stirling Charmer (Melton, Melbourne, Friday).

Ad Feedback

- The Southland Times


Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content