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Rob Lawson

After more than fifteen years at the helm, Rob Lawson has announced that he is stepping down as Chair of the Trainers & Driver’s Association.
Pete Cook | 11/7/2019

Horse Dentistry

The Association has been advised that the Ministry of Primary Industry is putting forward a large raft of proposals concerning animal welfare. The issue that has caught our attention is a change in the law surrounding horse dentistry.
Pete Cook | 5/7/2019

A Memorable Day

Wednesday 26 June 2019 turned out to be a big day in harness racing in this Country, with significant movement on two issues that have been hovering around for quite a while
Pete Cook | 27/6/2019


I know it’s not directly related to harness racing, but having spoken to Dunedin vet and Forbury Park stalwart Peter Gillespie, who was directly involved in the incident, about the incident and heard his horrific description, it’s a matter that will touch the heart of all horse lovers.
Pete Cook | 20/6/2019

Horse Brands

The word from HRNZ is that micro-chipping of horses is being introduced in the near future, thereby eliminating the need for the ugly freeze brands on the necks of our standard-breds.
Pete Cook | 5/6/2019

Photo Finish Technology

I’m not big on a lot the new technology cluttering up the screens on Trackside, such as the absurd indicator of how many kilometres/hour the horse a traveling at.
Pete Cook | 30/5/2019
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