Harness racing social media guide

Right now social media is being inundated with information about all things harness racing.

There are countless snippets from stables, raceday previews, betting tips, raceday interviews – you name it.

Harness Racing New Zealand has three main vehicles to get information out there, the website hrnz.co.nz, its main facebook page, and its own punting Facebook page called “Be In to Win”. There are many regular betting features including selection boxes on the day of every meeting,  the Craig Thompson – Mick Guerin videos (Big Fish, Little Fish) as well as a host of interviews with trainers, drivers and other industry figures.

Other offerings out there include Nigel Armstrong’s videos on his Facebook site, Harness Racing Unhinged, while Andrew Fitzgerald (@OffnRacing) is also a regular commentator on the sport and has a weekly on-line programme with Matt Markham called “Behind the Tapes”. Southern Harness is also doing excellent job with content relating to meetings at Ascot Park, and Jo Stevens is a regular contributor from Alexandra Park and Cambridge, as are Stacey White and Jess Davidson at Addington.

But the information is far more widespread than that. Stables, clubs, drivers and trainers have all been extra busy posting information on their own Facebook pages.

At HRNZ there is simply too much information out there to share on our Facebook pages or website, so we have decided to set up a master list to help you get the best insight you can.

We have done our best to include everyone but no doubt there are more out there so anyone who wants to be included please let us know – and Happy Punting!

Barry Lichter (Lincoln Farms)


Be in to win - HRNZ punting page

Jonny Turner Racing

Harness Racing Unhinged 

Off n Racing 

The Whale

List of Facebook Trainer-Punter Information Sites

South Island

Amber Hoffman

Andrew Stuart Racing Stables

Barclay-Ellis Harness Racing (Kirstin Barclay/Tank Ellis) 

Benny Hill Harness Racing

Bob Butt Racing Stables

Brent Weaver Harness Racing Stables

Brent White Racing

Chmiel Harness Racing Stables (Terry Chmiel)

Gavin Smith Racing Stables

Geoff Dunn Racing Stables

Gold Star Racing (Jack Harrington)

Gameson Racing Stables (Jamie Gameson)

Harcourt Lodge Racing Stables (Graham/Paul Court)

Keast Harness Stable (Darren Keast)

Kentuckiana Lodge (Cran Dalgety/Nathan Purdon)

Tristan Larsen Racing Stables (Kirk Larsen)

Lethaby Racing Stables (Amber/Jason Lethaby)

Mark Jones Harness Racing Stables

Mark Purdon/Natalie Rasmussen (All Stars)

Mitchell Kerr Racing Stables

Mowbray Racing Stables (Brad Mowbray)

Ripple Creek Equine Services (Trent Yesberg)

Robert Dunn Trotting Stables

Roseland Racing (Jonny Cox/ Kim Butt)

Somerset Racing Stables & Equestrian (Anj Mugford)

Southern Harness Racing 

Spreydon Lodge Harness Racing Stables (Steven McRae)

Thomas Harness Racing Stable (Jason Thomas)

Team Bagrie (Peter/Tom Bagrie)

Todd Racing Limited (Regan Todd)

Toliman Lodge (Ken Barron/Blair Orange)

North Island

Abernethy Racing Stables (Jay Abernethy)

Arna Donnelly Harness Racing Stables

Barry Purdon Racing Stables

Blanchard Racing Stables (Peter/Vaughan Blanchard)

Derek Balle Racing Stables

Double M Racing Stables (Matthew White/Mike Berger)  

John and Joshua Dickie Racing Stables

Macfarlane Racing Stables (Todd Macfarlane)

Mcgowan Harness Racing (David/Clare McGowan)

Marshall Racing (Kyle Marshall)

Paynter Racing Stables (Ross Paynter)

Pinebrook Harness Racing (Bernie Hackett/Michelle Wallis)

Steven Reid Training (Steven Reid/Simon McMullen)

Stevens and Ferguson Racing Stables (Jo Stevens)

Stonewall Stud and Stables (Steve/Amanda Telfer)

Strike Won Racing Stables (Tony Herlihy)

Teaz Racing Stables (Jason/Megan Teaz)

White Star Stables (Nicky Chilcott)


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