Harness Racing – Tuesday 13 October 2020

The 2020-21 Harness Racing Season will commence on Tuesday 13 October 2020, with a dual race meeting with Port Pirie.

Mount Gambier’s first race is scheduled at 8.52 pm.  3 Races.

Pony and trot trials from 7.30 pm.

Free Entry.    Canteen and Bar open.   Bookmaker in attendance.

Enquiries – Maxine mobile 0417082029.


2019-20 200 Club Windup & Major Draw

2019-20 200 Club Windup & Major Draw

The windup and major draw for the 2019-20 200 Club will be held Sunday 11 October 2020, from 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm.  Major draw at 3.00 pm.

1st $1200

2nd $500

3rd $300

Beer, wine & spirits, light finger food.  All 200 Club members welcome.

Adhering to COVID-19 protocols.



New President – Simon Phillips

At the Club’s Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 18 August, 2020, Simon Phillips was elected President for the 2020/21 season.  Simon replaces Michael Lamond who has been elected Vice President.

Mount Gambier harness racing to commence in new format

The Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club advises that due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Club and Harness Racing SA have been investigating alternative options to continue harness racing in Mount Gambier, in the very near future, without the participation of our counterparts from Western Victoria.

It has been proposed to conduct race meetings in Mount Gambier, on a fortnightly basis, with 3 or 4 races in Mount Gambier and the balance of the meeting (3 – 4 races) being held in Port Pirie on the same day.   Racing is likely to be held on Tuesdays, and will commence as soon as sufficient horse numbers in the region are ready to go.

The Club is very appreciative of the support of HRSA to enable this concept of racing to commence.

It would be appreciated if you are able to advise the Club asap of the number and approximate time your horses would be available to race.

Further information will be provided at the Club’s AGM on Tuesday 18 August 2020 at 7.30 pm at the A & H Committee Room.

Annual General Meeting – 2020/21

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club Inc is scheduled to be held on Tuesday 18 August 2020 at the Mount Gambier A & H Society Committee Room, Mount Gambier Showgrounds, commencing at 7.30 pm.

Apologies to the Secretary, 0417 082 029, or mgharnessracing@gmail.com

Nominations – Committee Member – 2020 – 2021

Seven (7) Committee positions are available for the 2020 – 2021 Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club season.

Retiring Committee Members are :  William Drury, Jon Lamond, Michael Lamond and Philip Wood; and are eligible to re-nominate, and three vacant positions.

Nomination Form attached; or contact the Secretary on 0417 082 029, or email mgharnessracing@gmail.com

All nominations to be received by the Secretary, PO Box 623, Mount Gambier by 5.00 pm, 13 July 2020.



HARNESS SA – Media Release – COVID-19

13 March 2020


Harness Racing SA has been monitoring the development of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and its potential implications for the harness racing industry in South Australia.

The COVID-19 coronavirus has impacted businesses around the world, and we within harness racing need to ensure that its effects on the industry are both minimised, and managed in a clear and proper way.

To this end Harness Racing SA is closely monitoring the situation updates being provided by the Federal and State Governments, together with those from all relevant authorities.

HRSA is prepared to take any action required to ensure that we minimise the risks to human health and the potential disruption to harness racing.

HRSA strongly recommends that all those involved and working in harness racing follow the guidance from the Department of Health as this is the best way to contain the spread of COVID 19.

Everyone should practise good hygiene to protect against infections. Good hygiene includes:

  • washing your hands often with soap and water
  • using a tissue and cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • avoiding close contact with others, such as touching
  • maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

HRSA strongly encourages anyone experiencing the following symptoms: Fever, Dry Cough, Muscle Aches, Tiredness and Difficulty Breathing to seek medical intervention and to isolate yourself to prevent the spread to other people.

At this point we are proceeding with our racing programme.

As the situation continues to develop, we will update you with pertinent information.

For further information please contact:


(08) 8285 0700 •  rneal@saharness.org.au

2019/20 “200 Club” Windup

Sunday 22 March 2020, at the Club Bar, Mount Gambier Showgrounds – from 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm.   Beer, wine, soft drink provided, light finger food.

Major Draw of $1,200, $500, $300.

All 200 Club Members welcome.

2019-20 Wind Up & Trophy Presentation

The 2019-20 End of Season Windup and Trophy Presentation will be held on Friday 20 March 2020 at the Clubrooms, commencing at 6.30 pm.

BBQ tea provided – Gold Coin Donation, Steak $5.00  Happy Hour priced drinks available.

Leading Driver             Sponsored by Malcolm Jones

Leading Trainer           Sponsored by

Leading Concessional / Junior Driver –  Sponsored by John Rothe Video

Leading 3 YO               The Steve Bowd & Colleen Hinton Memorial

Leading Horse – Most Improved from RO – Sponsored by Naracoorte Veterinary Services

Horse of the Year        Sponsored by ‘Fennell Racing’

Best Mile Rate by a Mare/Filly – Free Service to “Follow the Stars” At Allwood Stud


Club Photographer – Claire Weston


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