- 21 February 2018
Waikato Bay of Plenty Harness – Teal Ladies Night 22 February
Waikato Bay Of Plenty Harness Racing is set to support Team Teal in a big way next Thursday 22 February.
The club is thrilled to announce that they will host the three ambassadors for Team Teal in Nicky Chilcott, Sam Ottley and Sheree Tomlinson.
Nicky of course is a local identity, and Sheree and Sam will available for driving engagements at the meeting.
The track holds fond memories for Sam, after she won the Group 1 Four-Year-Old Diamond with Rocker Band in 2016.
“It’s just so great to be able to raise awareness for such a worthy cause, and to be able to drive at Cambridge again is going to be a buzz. I’m just excited to be a part of the ladies night,” Sam said.
Whilst driving at the Cambridge course will be a whole new experience for Sheree who will drive there for the first time. She’s no stranger to breaking new ground of course after becoming the first female driver to win the Dominion Handicap with Amaretto Sun last year.
“I haven’t driven in an official race at Cambridge, but I have been there twice before driving with Kidz Kartz. So I’m really looking forward to heading there and supporting the cause, but this time the sectionals might be a bit different!” said Sheree.
The meeting will be known as ‘Ladies Night Supporting Team Teal 18’ and is set to include a ladies night event oncourse, with a proportion of ticket sales going to support the Woman’s Cancer Foundation and further awareness for Ovarian Cancer.
Tickets are only $30 and include and antipasto platter, reserved seating, drink on arrival and a $10 donation to the Woman’s Cancer Foundation.
Club President Rob Lawson said the club was only too eager to help support awareness around Ovarian Cancer and the Team Teal Campaign, which started on February 1 and will end on March 11.
“I am delighted that our Club can participate in this wonderful cause – it should be exciting having Sam and Sheree here to add a real highlight to our Ladies Night meeting.”
The campaign is running nationwide where all female drivers wear Teal Pants to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer. For each win the pants gain Harness Racing New Zealand will donate $200, Woodlands Stud $100 and each club donates $100 for a win at their track. So in short, $400 goes to the Woman’s Cancer Foundation for each win during the six weeks.
Waikouaiti Trotting Club – Thursday 22 February
For industry members and owners who are racing horses at Waikouaiti during the February circuit, Gerald Cayford of the Waikouaiti Harness Racing Club will be hosting a BBQ with live music for those staying on after the races on Thursday 22 February.
Hosted at Glamour Hooves Racing Stables on Beach Street in Waikouaiti, the BBQ (including pig on a spit) will start from 7pm with live music from John Fogarty, of Dunedin, from 8pm to 11pm.
The stables are right over the road from the camping ground, so handy to anyone staying over for the two day meeting.
If you have not booked accommodation please do so asap as there are limited places available. For more information please contact Gerald Cayford, 027 434 7824.
There will also be a free breakfast on the Friday and Saturday morning at the track for those staying for the races.
At the races on Saturday there will be a special fashion on the field contest for the kids oncourse, proudly sponsored by Meridian Mall Dunedin.
Registration is free, just sign up on the day.
Addington Raceway - Friday 23 February
Spectators Open till Late! Delicious pizza and burger options will be available as well as our famous Evolution Friday menu. Every week the kitchen will create half a dozen special dishes which will only be available that Friday. (Gluten free and vegetarian options available).
$15 A La Carte Dining – Choose from five of our divine dishes that are available in the Christian Cullen Lounge, located on level 1 of the Metropolitan Stand. (Gluten free and vegetarian options available).
Stables BBQ – Enjoy a bite to eat from the Stables BBQ. Whether it is a juicy burger or a pottle of chips, your hunger cravings will be satisfied. The BBQ is located at the stables entrance directly beside the Lindauer Lawn.
CRUSADERS VS. CHIEFS – SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY – 7.35PM - Pop in to Spectators before the game for our $10 Burger and Beer Game Day Special! Remember, all Spectators Supporters Club Card members have access to free car parking on the Addington Site (entry to the carpark is off Wrights Road). Enjoy your burger and beer with friends then head over to the game. Dream result. If you are not a Supporters Club Card member and you would like to join, visit www.spectators.co.nz
DIAMOND CREEK FARM NZ PACING DERBY SUSTAINING FEE – DUE WEDNEDAY 28 FEBRUARY – 3PM - Reminder that the sustaining fee of $345 is coming up. The countdown is on.
HEADING TO AN EVENT AT HORNCASTLE ARENA OR AMI STADIUM? - Make sure you pop in to Spectators before the event for a cold drink and delicious food! Spectators has ample free parking as well, you can’t go wrong.
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UPCOMING RACE MEETINGS AT THE NZMTC
Click here to see the race programmes for our upcoming meetings,
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/032332pg.htm March 23 (5 Star Meeting)
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/040632pg.htm April 6 (5 Star Meeting)
Ashburton - Sunday 25 February
Features timed honoured Hambeltonian 3YO Trot, and Sapling Stakes for 2YO Pacers.
Alexandra Park - Friday 2 March, Oaks Night
A glamorous evening the Park. Come one come all to enter MitoQ Best Dressed at the Oaks – an night of fabulous fashion, Harness Racing action, stunning prizes to be won and VIP judges, including New Zealand’s very own style icon Colin Mathura Jeffree.
Best Dressed at the Oaks 2018 categories: Best dressed woman, best dressed man, best headwear, best dressed at the Oaks (overall winner).
Competition entry is free, and with fantastic prizes up for grabs you should definitely come along and put your best foot forward. However please note you must be over 18 to enter!
Also we have the Pascoes Win a Ring Competition. Entry will be in the race book on the night. 10 people will be randomly drawn and then allocated a horse in race with the chance to win a Pascoes Ring!
Stratford Trotting Club - Sunday 4th March - Te Kapua Park Racecourse
The Stratford Trotting Club is looking forward to hosting our annual meeting on the Sunday 4th March, and encourage you to come along!
The Stratford Farmlands Family Fun Day will sure to delight with the Kidz Kartz as a highlight, along with the main race, Quintin Oakes Builders Stratford Cup.
With large spacious grounds bordered by bush and lakes and an extensive lawn area, this classic race day environment is ideal for picnickers. Relax in the grandstand, or in front of the public stand which overlooks the winning post. Admission if fee. Owners wishing to stay over have ample stalls and paddocks available at the course, and can find accommodation themselves at the New Commercial Hotel Stratford ask for Ian or Judy on (06) 765 6364.
A complimentary barbecue is held at the course the evening before the races 3rd March 5.30pm onwards with all owners and their guests, and members of the club are welcome to attend.
Alexandra Park – Friday 9 March, Derby Night
For the lovers of harness racing action, the Top of the Park and the Tasman will be open with deluxe Derby Night packages and a fantastic view.
Derby night at the Top of the Park and Tasman Room Packages include:
- Delicious gourmet buffet dinner
- Premium beverage package or cash bar
- Private betting facilities within the room
- Race book for each guest
- Prices from $60 - $120.
Alexandra Park – Friday 20 March, Premier night
Our phenomenally popular American Night is back for 2018!
We’ll have the stars and stripes rolled back out from the Top of the Park to The Alex, and be serving up the very best of the US with another fantastic US-inspired all-you-can-eat buffet menu sure to satisfy – and of course we’ll be sure to get some top-class entertainment on board once again!
Book your American Night table ASAP as this night is sure to sell out fast!
American Night in the Tasman Room or Top of the Park
From $60pp | Buffet only
From $125pp | Full beverage package including specialty US beer
Vintage Cars, Pin up girls and amazing entertainment!!!
Hawera Easter Family Fun Meeting – 31 March, 2 April
The Hawera Harness Racing Club invites you to be a part of their Easter Family Fun Meeting to be held on Saturday 31 March and Monday 2 April (Easter Monday).
Club President Brendan Towers describes the meeting as a ‘trainer’s weekend away’ and explains that the club are there to make the meeting an enjoyable one for all who attend.
“We will be holding dinner and entertainment for connections that are at the meeting on the Friday and Saturday nights, and are also here to assist with anything needed for horses and those connected with them,” said Towers. “We can help you find the right hotel or accommodation option, just get in touch and we will happily help.”
The grass track meeting features the Hawera Cup and will be focused on family entertainment too, with free entry on both days and bouncy castles and plenty to keep the kids amused.