Club News 13 June
- 13 June 2018
This week’s Trackside listings (please note these are subject to change)
6am In The Gig (TS1)
Alexandra Park (TS1)
Forbury Park (TS1)
Addington – Thursday 14 June
We are back racing this Thursday! Be sure to pop along to the races and enjoy our tasty treats in Spectators. Race 1 is 5.21pm.
MACCA LODGE SOUTH OF THE WAITAKI WINTER WARMER SERIES IS BACK FOR ALL JULY RACE MEETINGS! This series consists of three heats and has a total stake money of $42,000. To be eligible for this series, horses had to be registered with HRNZ in the name of a trainer(s) based South of the Waitaki River as at 1 May through to 27 July 2018. The series will be for 3YO and older pacers assessed up to R60 as at the closing of nominations for heat one. The first place getters in each heat will have automatic entry into the final. For further details, please visit; http://www.addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/, or ring Brian Rabbitt on 027 407 7234.
BE IN TO WIN …. LADIES’ RACE NIGHT – FRIDAY 20 JULY. Dust off your heels, Ladies’ Night is back. Bookings are essential due to such a great night out, PLUS BE IN TO WIN A FREE TRIP TO SYDNEY; http://www.addington.co.nz/events-centre/events/ladies-night/
This fabulous night out includes;
- Glass of bubbles on arrival
- Gourmet buffet dinner
- Entertainment throughout the night with live harness racing action and DJ Luke
- Demonstrations and a chance to win a $300 tailored skin care package by Caci Riccarton
- Opportunity to win spot prizes throughout the night including a $350 gift basket from Lancôme
- Losing betting ticket draw for a $1,500 escape to Sydney, courtesy of HRNZ. Prize includes return flights for 2 and $500 spending money.
- Spend $10 in one transaction at the Totalisator and go in draw to win a 1 carat diamond ring, valued at $2,400, courtesy of Pascoes The Jewellers!
ADDINGTON’S MID-WINTER GREAT OFFICE SHOUT SATURDAY 7 JULY. (Nearly sold out, so be in quick.) The Starlets are more than just your standard “sing and stand” act. They are a show piece like you have never seen before. So get your group together for a great night out and dance the night away! Evening includes: Drink on arrival (cash bar thereafter or tabs can be arranged on the night), Themed gourmet buffet dinner, Live entertainment from The Starlets $57+GST per person or $566+ GST per table of 10! CHECK OUT THE FABULOUS STARLETS ON YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlL1bhhdHjA. Bookings essential, please visit http://www.addington.co.nz/ticket/mid-winter-great-office-shout/
FRIENDLY REMINDER OF OUR ALMIGHTY MET MULTIPLIER $7,500 BONUS – HAVE YOU WON THIS YET? Be sure to remember what the Met Multiplier could mean to you when thinking about where to race your horse(s) over the coming months!
HOW DO I GET IT? - Start a horse at NZMTC Meetings a minimum of 15 TIMES over a rolling 12 MONTH period and WIN or dead heat in just ONE of these starts. For full terms & conditions for all of the above please view addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/
UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/062932pg.htm June 29 (Tentative)
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/070532pg.htm July 5 (Tentative)
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/071332pg.htm July 13 (Tentative)
Take care, travel safe and we look forward to seeing you soon. From the Addington Team.
Forbury – Friday 15 June
Forbury Park Racing Club is pleased to announce the House of Travel & Orbit World Travel, Junior Drivers Series to be run through our winter programme. The series will consist of 7 races over 4 nights with the first 2 heats run on Friday 15 June, with 2 more heats on Thursday 21 June and Thursday 28 June with the Grand Final staged on Friday 6 July. The winning driver will receive a $2000 travel voucher from House of Travel & Orbit World Travel!
The series is run on a simple points basis - the winning driver of each heat receives 4 points, with 3 points awarded for a second placing, 2 for a third and 1 for a fourth. In the event of a tie at the end of the series the winner will be decided by lot.
But wait there’s more! Just by entering any of the heats, EVERY driver and trainer will be included in a random draw after the Grand Final, with Forbury Park Trotting Club presenting a $1000 travel voucher each to a lucky driver and trainer pulled out of the hat.
Your support for this series would be greatly appreciated, as is the sponsorship of John Harley and his team at House of Travel & Orbit World Travel. Thank you John!
Auckland – Friday 8 June
Wish or Fish Fundraiser - Tasman Room Friday 20th July.
A Night of Fundraising
The Wish for Fish charitable trust are holding their 3rd annual fundraising night for the Wish for Fish charitable trust. Action aplenty with raffles, giveaways, a punters club ($10 per share) and a live charity auction. Tickets are $130 per person which includes an amazing food and beverage package courtesy of Alexandra Park.
Visit www.wish4fish.co.nz to find out more about this great cause and help make a difference!
Even if you are unable to attend the event, you can still support this great cause by clicking here.
Friday 22nd June, Friday 29th June Friday, 6th July and Friday 20th of July.
Join us for our annual Mid-Winter Christmas Party, offering a night of exciting Harness Racing action, a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet and drinks aplenty.
Mid-Winter Christmas is a great idea for a night out with colleagues, family, your sports team or social club – the more the merrier!
Packages start at $68.00- $145.00
ATC 2019 Syndicate:
Over the last two decades, the Auckland Trotting Club has formed 17 syndicates, each comprising either 40 or 50 shares and racing between 2 and 4 horses.
To date, all 17 syndicates have proved, or are proving, very successful:
At this year’s Australasian Classic Yearling Sale or the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale, the Auckland Trotting Club 2019 Syndicate’s yearlings were selected by the top trainers Robert Dunn, Brent Mangos and Logan Hollis / Shane Robertson:
Name: Alta Redeemer
Trainer: Robert Dunn
Trainer: Logan Hollis / Shane Robertson
Name: Bet West
Trainer: Brent Mangos
When you join an ATC Syndicate, not only do you get to enjoy the thrill of owning and racing harness racehorses, but you can also be very involved in Harness Racing generally, initially at Alexandra Park and the wider Auckland/Waikato area and then quite possibly venturing further afield in New Zealand and Australia, as some previous ATC Syndicates have.
There are many advantages involved with being part of one of the Auckland Trotting Club Syndicates. These include; the comparatively low costs, the opportunity to share in the ownership of well bred horses trained by some of the best trainers in New Zealand, making new friendships with like-minded people, having total involvement in the Harness Racing industry and having the opportunity to participate in social events and possibly travel throughout the year.
Every month, syndicate members receive a detailed newsletter documenting each horse’s progress, member news, and other information. Regular updates are placed on a phone-in message service, which can be accessed at anytime from anywhere in New Zealand free of charge.
We have already had syndicate members from a wide geographical location around New Zealand, from Kaeo and Kaitaia in the North, to Dunedin and Invercargill in the South, as well as from the USA, Canada, England, Japan, Australia (Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia) and even Iceland.
Each year of establishing a new Syndicate, the Auckland Trotting Club has implemented their hugely successful formula of buying three richly bred yearlings at the Yearling Sales, with these horses being selected by and trained by some of New Zealand’s leading trainers.
For further information please contact or go to www.alexandrapark.co.nz/racing/syndicates:
Andrew Jamieson – ATC Syndication Manager
Tel: + 64 9 238 9212
Mob: + 64 21 253 8765
Oamaru – Sunday 17 June
An 8 race card at Oamaru Racecourse. Featuring a $25,000 Pick Six. Entry is free.
Marlborough Harness Racing Club – 22 and 24 June
BACK TO BLENHEIM
Good news, with the coast road now open 24/7 we are back racing at Waterlea for our upcoming two day winter meeting after last year holding one day at Addington
ALL WEATHER TRACK RESURFACE
Thank you to Trainers and Drivers who provided constructive feedback after our 2017 summer meeting regarding improvements needed to the track surface.
We are pleased to advise that in March this year a total track resurface project was completed with the assistance of John Denton.
Surplus material was removed from inside the pylon line to improve drainage, plus all of the old track surface material has been removed. Approx 500 ton of washed crusher dust was spread on the track, this has provided consistent footing and a superior racing surface.
TRAINERS VOUCHERS BACK FOR WINTER MEETING
Kindly sponsored by The Grove Tavern the winning trainer of each race over our two day winter meeting will receive a $50 Grove Tavern voucher.
Motukarara Workouts and Trials
Please note that following this weekend there will not be workouts held at Motukarara during May, June and July.