June 2, 2020

Gav gives an update on the 3 runners he has at the Rangiora trials tomorrow.

Tom Brady - Race 1 Qualifiying Trot @ 11:00am

Prairie - Race 8 Non-Winners Pace @ 12:45pm

Kiwi X Factor - Race 10 Special Handicap Pace (R51 to R69) @ 1:15pm

September 17, 2019

A video of the 2019 crop of Yearlings we are working for a number of our owners. To see details on each Yearling, check out our Class of 2019 page

July 21, 2019

We had three runners in this weekend. Bakari ran home for 5th at Addington on Friday night. Prairie and God Only Knows were at Rangiora today where they finished 4th and 6th respectively.

Here are Gav’s thoughts on each of his runner’s performances.

July 18, 2019

We have three runners in this weekend at Addington and Rangiora.

Addington, Friday July 19

Race 9 9:26pm

Bakari (5 B g Gotta GO Cullect - Jacaranda) - In a mobile after missing away last week. He has gotten a bit too laid back about life now he has learned to settle so th...

July 15, 2019

Gavin talks about Bakari's run for 5th at Ashburton yesterday.

February 13, 2019

Gavin Smith is remaining upbeat about his top trotter Great Things Happen, despite season-ending leg injuries in the horse being discovered early this week.

"The vet says it could be a good thing. He thinks he could come back better," Gavin said.

A fractured fetlock and...

January 8, 2019

Trainer-driver Gavin Smith turned around a quiet Christmas-New Year run when winning Tuesday’s feature trot at Oamaru.

Smith’s team had been luckless through the festive period and the trainer went in to the meeting without having notched a winner since Cabazon Victory’...

December 18, 2018

Gavin Smith would like to wish his owners and followers a very Merry Christmas and a profitable time over the festive season.

Good luck everyone through the busy Christmas-New Year racing.

December 13, 2018

The Premier meeting in Auckland this week has led to some interesting driver changes at Addington, none more so than in the featured free-for-all trot and pace.

John Dunn would have had the key drives in these with Harriet Of Mot and Alta Maestro, but with chances galor...

November 9, 2018

Gavin Smith is hopeful coming in fresh next week with top trotter Great Things Happen for the $300,000 Dominion at Addington on Friday, November 16, will bring a change of fortune.

Great Things Happen was the beaten Dominion favourite 12 months ago, but he did win the o...

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