14 Nov 2013

Farmer takes trotting title, on top of farm work

2:25 pm on 14 November 2013

The Canterbury farmer who set a new trotting record this week won't have time to rest on his laurels.

Methven farmer Ricky May has gone into the record books after winning the New Zealand Trotting Cup seven times.

He drove Terror to Love to his third consecutive Cup win at Addington on Tuesday.

Mr May was also teamed with Terror To Love in his win last year and the combination was also entered for the Dominion Handicap at Addington tomorrow, but the horse has been withdrawn to rest.

But Mr May will be driving another runner in that event and he still has a busy racing week to get through, on top of his farming commitments.

"It has its moments, but it's not too bad because you can work the farming around the races," he says.

Mr May says the past few months have been hectic, because he's had to also cope with storm damage, with strong winds wrecking a grain silo, shed and knocking down a lot of trees.

And to complicate things, there has been relatively little rain on his farm recently.