The Honey Badger wins award

SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE gelding The Honey Badger was honoured as last season’s top Southland two-year-old colt or gelding at the province’s annual harness racing awards in Invercargill on 15 August.

Trained at Macca Lodge by Tony Stratford, The Honey Badger won twice last season. He’s owned by Macca co-proprietor Caine McIntyre and his brother-in-law Paul Hailes, who bred the gelding from his family’s good mare, Glenburn Jewel.

The Honey Badger is set to resume at the Invercargill meeting in mid-September. If he shapes up as well as expected, he’ll head to the Sires’ Stakes heat at Forbury Park in October.