Harness racing action this month


OCTOBER is a big month of harness racing action in the south with several meetings scheduled, including some of the first weekend meetings of the season.

However, clubs will continue to work within industry guidelines and how they pertain to Covid-19 alert levels as the month proceeds.

First up will be the Northern Southland Trotting Club meeting at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill on Saturday.

This meeting will be held under Alert Level 2 protocols, meaning no members of the public can attend.

Following the Northern Southland meeting, the Wairio Trotting Club will host its races at Central Southland Raceway in Winton next Thursday.

Later this month, the Tuapeka Harness Racing Club were scheduled to race at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill for the first time at Labour Weekend on Sunday, October 24.

The month will round out by the first appearance of Fast Ten racing in the province with harness racing’s version of 20/20 cricket, a quick-fire evening of racing starting at 5pm at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill, with the programme scheduled to take just a tick over two hours.

However, while the South Island is at Alert Level 2, meetings may be closed to the public, so keep up-to-date on the Southern Harness Racing facebook page for updates and information.

  • Lindsay Beer is the Southern Harness Racing promotions officer