Central South Island

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Central South Island Thoroughbred Racehorse Owners’ Fedeartion

The CSI Branch was formed in October 1973. When formed, our Region covered the area between Oamaru to the south and Ashburton to the north, being centralised on Timaru. Since we are now the only South Island branch affiliated to the national Federation, we have members from all over the South Island.

Originally formed to organise barrier trials, this regional function has since been taken over by the Ashburton Racing Club. We now aim to enhance the racehorse ownership experience and encourage new owners into our industry. We also support local Racing Clubs through race sponsorship and by providing raceday hospitality for our members at the South Canterbury Racing Club’s Christmas meeting.

Popular with members is our annual Points Series competition which we have held for many years. Members may nominate up to three horses they have an ownership interest in. Points are accumulated by horses finishing 1st to 5th during the period of the competition – normally four months. The owner who nominated the horse gaining the most overall points receives the lion’s share of a $3,000 cash prize. The nominator must be a financial member of our branch and the horses must be trained in the South Island to be eligible to earn points.

Annually we present awards to the most successful horse trained in our region and the trainer with the best strike rate.

CSI President Pete Faulkner is also our NZTROF delegate and an ex officio committee member of the South Canterbury Racing Club

We look forward to welcoming new members to our region!

Pete Faulkner, President



President & NZTROF Delegate: Pete Faulkner (since 2019)

Vice President: Andrew Trustum

Secretary Richard White

Committee Members:

  • Pam Trustum
  • Stewart McGiffert
  • Kevin Brosnahan
  • Steph Clark
  • John Walsh
  • Eric O'Hara

Contact: Richard White (Secretary)

Ph: 03 614 8944 tangible@farmside.co.nz


  • John Aspinall
  • Peter South
  • Eddie Thompson
  • Kevin Brosnahan
  • Cliff Shortus
  • Polly McDonald
  • Fiona Hurst