Graham Bell enjoyed harness racing
Graham Bell, who raced top pacer Shortys Girl, died in Dunedin on Monday.
The Southland owner-breeder and wife Moira won 11 races with Shortys Girl from Allan Beck's Winton stable during the early 2000s. Shortys Girl won the Group I New Zealand Standardbred Breeders' Stakes at Addington on two occasions and finished third in the 2002 New Zealand Cup.
Beck has been the Bells' trainer for about 15 years.
``Graham was very easy to deal with. He'd come out once a week to see his horses,'' Beck said today.
The Bells have three horses in work with Beck.
Mr Bell's funeral will be held at the Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill tomorrow at 1.30pm.
- The Southland Times