Matt Anderson and Northern Velocity


Anderson's Groupies                                       


Matt Anderson is building up a fan base.


The young junior driver drove his second group race winner in a month yesterday when he partnered hot favourite Northern Velocity to win the Group Three Caduceus Club Of Southland/Nevele R Two Year Old Classic at Ascot Park.


The junior, only in his second full year driving, showed a level of determination yesterday, and proved he was not intimidated by champion reinsman Dexter Dunn who challenged him early for the lead.

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Statham_Invercargill_800_x_600_1.jpg Statham and Nathan Williamson

The Jones Boy                      


Kina Craig Stud principal Ross Jones performs a few duties on race day for his local club the Northern Southland Trotting Club.


He's on the committee, a valued sponsor and helps around at the start with the crash crew so it was fitting that he and his family were rewarded when their horse Statham won the Northern Southland Trotting Club's Caduceus Club of Southland Autumn Futurity at Ascot Park yesterday.


In fact Jones had to take off his fluoro vest as he headed to the birdcage to collect the spoils. 


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Princess Arts and Dexter Dunn. One of five winners for Dexter at Ascot Park yesterday. 

Kerr In Kind


The relationship between trainers Paul and Mitch Kerr and breeder Tony Dickinson goes back a fair way.


Over the years the Kerrs have purchased some very good bloodstock off Dickinson's Alta Breeding Company so it was fitting that Princess Art, a filly Paul purchased at the 2013 Sale of the Stars for $37,000 for Dickinson, is starting to repay their good judgement.   


"We were after a really nice filly for Tony


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 Class On Grass



Ladies - tickets are on sale now for a day out at the races like no other.

Diamonds Day is a spectacular new harness race meeting where many of the provinces premier series culminate at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill on Sunday 12 April. The More FM Class On Grass Marquee will provide a venue for ladies to enjoy a glamorous day out at the event.

All those who purchase a ticket to the marquee will go in a draw to win a ¼ carat round brilliant cut diamond valued at $1100 courtesy of Country Jewel in Winton.

There are other great prizes too with several from Beauty & Beyond and betting vouchers also up for grabs throughout the day. Everyone gets a goodie bag to take home including the latest Mindfood magazine.

There is a full buffet meal and also a serving of nibbles early in the day while all present will also receive a take home ‘goodie bag’ chock full of items. The day will be fully hosted by More FM’s Gretchen and Simon and a cash bar will operate.

While the entertainment within the marquee will provide a great day out it is all set to a backdrop of a premier day of top class harness racing.

Tickets offer great value at $60 each and are available now from Farry’s Fashions, Kelvin Street, Invercargill and Country Jewel in Winton. 







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