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Club News 11 July

Trackside Coverage:

Thursday

Forbury Park (TS1)

Friday

Alexandra Park (TS1)

Addington (TS1)

Sunday

Ashburton (TS1)

 

TAB Jackpots

Every week in July there will be regular TERMINATING Pick6s

Every Thursday night $50,000 guaranteed TERMINATING Pick6 on NZ Harness

Every Friday Night $50,000 guaranteed TERMINATING TURBO Pick6 on NZ Harness

 

Forbury Park – Thursday 12 July

Guaranteed terminating $50,000 Pick6 on the last six races.

 

Addington Raceway and Events Centre - Friday 13 July

Hello Everyone,

It is exciting, we are back racing for all of July.  Be sure to get on track for the upcoming fabulous events held at Addington this month.   There is something for everyone.

$50 ALL UP PUNTING CHALLENGE, KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY – 3 CHANCES TO WIN $500.  (13, 20 & 27 JULY)! – Simply place a $50 All Up at any of these three meetings, and if your bet has the highest return for the week, you will win an extra $500.  No limit on entries, overall winner to receive an entry into a 2018 Kiwi Punters Championship heat.  Entries and further enquires please visit; http://www.addington.co.nz/racing/50-all-up-july-challenge/

MACCA LODGE SOUTH OF THE WAITAKI WINTER WARMER SERIES – HEAT 2 THIS FRIDAY!  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.

GET YOUR TICKETS LADIES’…. LADIES’ RACE NIGHT – FRIDAY 20 JULY. BE IN TO WIN AMAZING PRIZES, INCLUDING 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!

BE IN QUICK, OUR FABULOUS CUP WEEK HOSPITALITY PACKAGES ARE SELLING FAST.  Limited space now in Christian Cullen Lounge.  Be the first to secure one of the best spots on course and #bepartofthemagic.  For further details, please visit; http://www.addington.co.nz/cup-week/hospitality/.  Alternatively, if you have any questions, or wish to book, please contact Joanne McMaster on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 021 0298 5972.

BRAND NEW - ADDINGTON PANTRY ONLINE CATERING!  Addington Pantry is here to help and create #fabulouscateringmadeeasy.  If it is a morning or afternoon tea shout, lunch time meeting or even if you would like to send someone a thank you, Addington Pantry Online Catering can deliver tasty food straight to your door!  Please visit our website to view our delicious menu.   http://www.addington.co.nz/addington-pantry/.   For further details please call 338 9094. 

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/072032pg.htm  July 20

https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/072732pg.htm  July 27

https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/080332pg.htm  Aug 3

To contact us about any of the above please call 03 338 9094 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Take care, travel safe and we look forward to seeing you soon. From the Addington Team.

 

Auckland – Friday 13 July

Guaranteed terminating Turbo $50,000 Pick6.

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.

To secure your ticket please call Bryce on 021616601 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

https://www.alexandrapark.co.nz/whats-on/wish-fish-fundraiser-2018/

Mid-Winter Christmas.

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

https://www.alexandrapark.co.nz/whats-on/?date=13-07-2018

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

Name: Christianshavtime

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
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Ashburton Farming Family Day and Owners Day – Sunday July 15

With recent events relating to M Bovis and stress on farmers locally some motivated individuals in conjunction with Rural Support Trust and Federated Farmers have put together a Farming Family Day at the Races on July 15 at the Ashburton Trotting Club meeting.  With the idea of a ‘Get off the farm day’ mid-winter to lift the spirits of rural families in what has become a challenging climate in recent times. The Ashburton Trotting Club are excited to be able to host this event in support of rural families.

We will be providing food, refreshments, losing tote spot prizes, children’s entertainment and we also hope to have some accommodation packages to give away on the day with the focus on a positive day out for farmers.

 Anybody with a rural address and involved with the primary industry in Canterbury is welcome to come along for the day and enjoy some mid-winter relief, an exciting day of harness racing and entertainment.  A chance to meet the top Harness drivers in New Zealand and many other sporting celebrities while enjoying the family atmosphere and betting a dollar or two. Also a chance for a rural fashion in the field competition so put on your best chaff sack and gumboots or tweed suit and hat for the men and for the ladies the options are limitless.

 Please register your interest via the Facebook page/event “Farming Families Day at the Races” to insure we get the catering and refreshment requirements correct.

Also at this meeting the  Ashburton Trotting Club will be hold their second Annual Owners Day.

This is open to any owner who has raced a horse at Ashburton during the current season. The day will comprise of free finger food, subsidized drinks and giveaways.

 The first race will be approximately 11.30 am and the day will finish around 5pm with entry free.

 

Southland to host Acting Prime Minister – 18 July

Southern Harness Racing, Southland Racing Club, Southland Greyhound Racing Club, Gallop South,

Southern Harness Racing, Southland Racing Club, Southland Greyhound Racing Club and Gallop South are proud to jointly host the Acting Prime Minister, the Rt Honourable Winston Peters, at An Industry meeting at the Top of the Park, Ascot Park Racecourse, Invercargill, on Wednesday 18 July at 5:30pm.  

The Acting Prime Minister will speak on the state of racing in New Zealand, followed by a Q&A session with attendees.  

This is a unique opportunity to discuss directly with the Minister of Racing the issues facing the local industry and is a chance not to be missed.

The event is free to attend but RSVP is essential as there is limited space available.  

To RSVP, please phone 032179117 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 16 July.  

Doors open at 5pm.  

 

Auckland Owners Night – 10 August

Harness Racing New Zealand, in conjunction with the Auckland Trotting Club, are pleased to announce that on Friday 10 August an Owners Night will be held in the Tasman Room at Alexandra Park.

The event is a trial and part of the HRNZ Owners Subcommittee initiatives and will be held on race night. It is free for all owners, not just those with horses competing at the race meeting.  Guests are also encouraged to bring along friends and acquaintances who are interested in finding out more about becoming an owner themselves.

Owners Night will run throughout the evening and will include competitions and draws, the chance for prospective owners to win phantom shares in a racehorse competing on the night and much more.

An MC will interview various owners, trainers and drivers throughout the evening and promote the various aspects of the sport and experiences of the winning connections.

Potential owners can also meet with trainers and syndicators on the night to learn about how they can become part of the action.

There is also the opportunity for businesses to showcase their products to owners on the night, with a small expo operating in the room.

This event is part of a trial that will explore multiple aspects on the night which will be used to present ideas to clubs for future events they may hold themselves. In the attempt to encourage owners to attend their race days, with options for all clubs covered. 

It is important that we canvas as many owners as possible to be able to provide accurate feedback so clubs can provide owners rewards in future.

These events could be an annual event for clubs to thank those who have supported them by racing their horse with them, or they could be held on a more regular basis.

Further information on the event will follow soon.

If you are interested in attending, or if you are a trainer, syndicator or business who is keen to be present to promote yourself, please contact Jess Smith at Harness Racing New Zealand to register your interest. Space is limited so an RSVP is advised – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Kurow Harness Racing Club – 19 August

We have a brand new Facebook Page!

Be sure to like Kurow Harness Racing Club on Facebook. We will also be utilizing our Facebook page on race day to bring you race previews, interviews and aftermaths with winning connections for our 19 August annual meeting.

 

Canterbury Combined Awards Dinner - Saturday 15 September 2018

6.30pm pre-dinner drinks - 7.15pm dinner and awards.

Master of Ceremonies will be Mark McNamara – race caller extraordinaire!

Tickets $55 each -Table of ten $550

Includes a superb buffet dinner, introductory drink and platters, interspersed with the presentation of awards.

Numbers limited to 300

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact

Noel Kennard 021 969 969, 347 9699,

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Motukarara Workouts and Trials

Please note that following this weekend there will not be workouts held at Motukarara during May, June and July.