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...

September 5, 2017

Auckland Reactor-sired three-year- old Admiral showed some of his dad’s blazing
speed when he came from last on the turn to win at Addington and Canterbury
trainer-driver Gavin Smith predicts there is more in store.
‘’He’s pretty quick and has a really good turn of foo...

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...

June 2, 2017

Something as seemingly innocuous as a second or two could be the difference between a decent payday and an also ran cheque for Gavin Smith Racing Stables hopeful, Bright Diamond today at Ashburton.

The untapped two-year-old, who will today have just his third race day s...

May 19, 2017

A reduced workload over the past week is hoped to bring another strong effort from Di’z Luck tonight at Addington.

The Gavin Smith Racing Stables trotting filly will have to face the wrath of outstanding juvenile trotter, Enghien, in the PGG Wrightson New Zealand Yearli...

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...

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