The Gazelle

The Southern Gazelle

A Southland engineer has joined the highly competitive market of building high tech harness race carts.


Dave Brown has not background in harness racing, but with the encouragement of local harness enthusiast Artie Shirley, he's become interested in designing and manufacturing lightweight tubular steel carts.


Brown did his time as an engine reconditioner before spending six years in aircraft engineering.

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Scarrymcleary winning at Gore

Scarry Is Back 

Southland owned pacer Scarrymcleary has returned to New Zealand after a successful campaign in Australia where he won five races, banked $113,549. and paced a mile in 1-52.3.


The Elsu six year old gelding owned by the Southland based Dolamite syndicate will be trained in Auckland by John and Josh Dickie and will be tried as a trotter.

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Noddy Orr and Dave McHugh

3G's For Northern Southland Club 


The Southern Lights Trotting Handicap run by the Northern Southland Trotting Club will be run as a Group Three event next year.


Won this season by Royal Aspiration with Sleeman and Springbank Sam deadheating for second, the race becomes the third group race staged by the go ahead club.


The Southern Lights is raced over 3200 metres and this season carried a stake of $19,598. Now that it has Group Three status it will be staked at $25,000.


The club has had to find a new sponsor for next season with Bmac Steelmetal shifting their sponsorship dollars to The Southern Country Cups Final. Northern Southland Trotting Club committeman Ross Jones from Kina Craig Stud has stepped up to sponsor of the new group race.






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