Kirk & Michelle Larsen

Kirk & Michelle Larsen

Branxholme trainer, Kirk Larsen, along with wife Michelle, have set about making a name for themselves not only in the Southland region, but on the New Zealand and Australian harness racing scenes.

With a string of winners to their credit, and with the stats to back them up, they have established themselves as not only trainers of racehorses, but of trainers of horses that have gone on to triumph in the competitive Australian market. These horses have achieved success in Victoria, Western Australia and New South Wales.

With the completion of the 2009-10 racing season, the Larsen stable has also gained its 4th consecutive Southland Trainer of the Year title.

But to get quality racehorses you need to have a good, wide selection of yearlings, and every year Kirk and Michelle work hard to find quality stock not only for themselves, but for their New Zealand, Australian and also for clients from as far afield as Singapore and London.

"You never know where you'll get your owners from," Kirk says, "You get a kick out of getting them a winner and once they get that buzz, they're hooked."

And with the Larsen racing stables consistently churning out the winners, there are sure to be more happy owners in the future.