13 May 2021

Ray Norton : Obituary

New Zealand Cup-winning trainer-driver Ray Norton was farewelled in Auckland this week, after a near 50-year career in harness racing.

5 May 2021

Lorraine Nolan : Obituary

Lorraine Nolan will be remembered as a history-maker – the first woman to train a New Zealand Cup winner.

23 April 2021

Condolences to harness racing families

Harness Racing New Zealand would like to pass on its condolences to the families of three members of our harness racing community who have died recently.

5 March 2021

Obituary - Trevor Beaton  

Trevor Beaton is being remembered as a passionate supporter of harness racing who will be sorely missed.  

27 January 2021

Pat O'Brien - Obituary

Former Harness Racing New Zealand chairman and long-time trainer Pat O’Brien is being remembered as a “passionate” advocate for the sport.

9 January 2021

Revell Douglas - Obituary

Shock and grief reverberated through the entire industry on Wednesday when word spread that South Auckland horseman Revell Douglas had died in the most tragic of circumstances.

4 December 2020

Sam Ballantyne - Obituary

After nearly 50 years’ involvement in the harness racing industry in this country Sam Ballantyne has died in Christchurch, aged 74.

30 November 2020

Jim Wakefield remembered as “one of the best”

Awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to harness racing in 2012, respected breeder, owner and administrator Jim Wakefield has died in Christchurch, aged 87 .

27 November 2020

Heather Williams - Obituary

Well known and highly successful breeder Heather Williams’ life will be celebrated at a special service next week, following her death after a short illness.