November 16, 2017

If Tuesday was the entree then there’s a real excitement around what Great Things Happen might offer up for the main course today at Addington.

Winning Group Ones is special and the enormity of what ‘Teddy’, as he’s known around home, achieved on Tuesday certainly wasn’...

November 13, 2017

It doesn’t get much bigger than this.

Harness racing’s biggest day of the year, more than 20,000 people in the crowd and the best horses, trainers and drivers in action.

It’s considered an honour by all just to have a horse good enough to race on Cup Day, but this year f...

November 5, 2017

Victory at Timaru yesterday, has put on hold a likely change in career path for Scarlett Banner.

The Gavin Smith Racing Stables trained mare went to the Saturday afternoon meeting at Timaru and her trainer and driver had absolutely no idea what to expect.

She’s been disa...

October 26, 2017

One more run, at the annual Cup trials, the week before Cup Week will be all you’ll see of Gavin Smith Racing Stables star and Dominion Handicap favourite, Great Things Happen.

The big son of Love You has come through his Ashburton Trotters’ Flying Mile victory on Monda...

October 6, 2017

Bad draws may have lessened the chances on a Premier night of harness racing at Addington, but where there’s hope there’s still possibility for the Gavin Smith Racing Stables team tonight.

Both Great Things Happen and Red Moon Rising are the worst served by the barrier...

June 15, 2017

*Photo courtesy of the Digital Birdcage

With uncut gems on the line, a princess would be a more than fitting winner tonight at Addington.

And Gavin Smith feels he has the perfect candidate for a major race success in one of three new races to the calendar at tonight’s me...

May 12, 2017

There are 200,000 reasons why rising Gavin Smith Racing Stables star Bright Diamond is tackling the big guns in tonight’s PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales Series pace at Addington Raceway. 
Despite his relative inexperience, the promising two-year-old showed enough in h...

April 8, 2017

A new name from the Gavin Smith Racing Stables team steps out today with Art Official filly, Art Banker making her debut at the Rangiora Harness Racing Club meeting.

The three-year-old filly, who is a half-sister to the former stable runner Late Mail who is now doing a...

December 30, 2016

There’d be no better way to celebrate your birthday than with a Group One victory, but Gavin Smith feels it might be a bridge too far for his exciting trotter Great Things Happen tonight at Alexandra Park.

It’s not that he doesn’t think the imposing son of Love You isn’...

December 2, 2016

A potential Auckland campaign beckons for exciting Gavin Smith Racing Stables pacer Red Moon Rising.

While there’s nothing set in concrete, a bold showing on debut at Methven tomorrow should be enough to convince Gavin to put the three-year-old on a float up North to po...

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