Club News 12 September

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Addington Raceway and Events Centre - Friday 14 September 



Simply purchase your General Admission or Lindauer Lawn ticket before September 30 and you could BE IN TO WIN. 

This phenomenal prize includes:
Arrival via Christchurch Helicopters with Richie McCaw as your pilot,

A Westfield Riccarton voucher each to the value of $500 to ensure you are dressed in style,

A luxury stretch Limousine transfer from your Christchurch home, motel or hotel to the helipad, then at the end of the day from Addington
to Christchurch Casino, or home courtesy of Airpark Limousines.

Your Cup Day tickets will be upgraded to a reserved table in Spectators, with a glass of Daniel Le Brun on arrival, a $200 bar tab for your group, delicious treats from our Chef and access to live entertainment and racing action.

On Cup Day there are numerous ticket choices to ensure there is something for everyone. 

A General Admission ticket has access to the Public Village and is home to the Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes and The Hits Body Art fashion heats and semi-finals.  The limited Lindauer Lawn tickets are always in demand as this is the heart of the action - on and off the track.

Incredible bands have been booked for both these areas and will be announced in October.

Addington also offers an exceptional range of hospitality options, including private and shared marquees, prime viewing hospitality and indoor and outdoor choices. Limited availability.

For full details about how you can ARRIVE IN STYLE WITH CHRISTCHURCH HELICOPTERS & RICHIE and #bepartofthemagic visit

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.


Alexandra Park News – Friday 14 September

Friday 14th of September - Thai Night.

Thai night features an all you can eat Thai buffet, traditional entertainment, live harness racing and more!

Book for your chance to win big with Thai airways!

If you have any further questions or to book, don’t hesitate to contact us via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call on 09 631 1165

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

Andrew Jamieson – ATC Syndication Manager
Tel:  + 64 9 238 9212
Mob: + 64 21 253 8765
Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Daffodil Race Night to support Cancer Society

Alexandra Park is proud to support the Cancer Society with its Daffodil Race Night on Friday 28 September. With dining packages starting from $65 per person, Alexandra Park will donate $10 from every ticket sale to the Cancer Society.

To be hosted in the Tasman Room, the evening will include entertainment, spot prizes, an amazing buffet, plenty of harness racing action under lights, and some wonderful guest speakers.

“There will be also be mascot running around for selfies while out on the track there’ll be celebrity races with New Zealand rugby legend Stephen ‘The Beaver’ Donald at the centre of it all,” says Alexandra Park Sales & Events Coordinator, Roxanne Visser

“It’s going to be such a fun night for a great cause. We’re encouraging people to gather their friends and colleagues and reserve a table today.”

Alexandra Park’s internationally-themed cuisine race nights continue with Thai Night this Friday. Italian Night is on Friday 21 September and the Tropical Nights At The Races are on 12 and 26 October - with dining packages from just $65 per person

Italian Night At The Races will be held in Alexandra Park’s stunning Top of the Park function venue.

“As well as some fantastic prizes to be won from Palazzo Italia, we will have a bella Italian-themed all-you-can-eat buffet, entertainment, and the best seats in the house to enjoy some great harness racing,” says Ms Visser.

To be hosted also in Top of the Park, the popular Tropical Nights will be held over two race weeks in October. Both evenings will boast all things tropical with a spectacular all-you-can-eat buffet.

To secure tickets phone (09) 631-1165, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or visit  where menus are also be downloaded.

Alexandra Park’s Christmas At The Races hospitality evenings will take place on Fridays 16, 23 and 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December as well as Saturday 8 and 15 December.

General admission into Alexandra Park as well as car-parking and race books remain free on Friday race nights.


Alexandra Park - He’s Watching Stallion Tender

Alexandra Park is thrilled to offer a stallion tender to promising new sire He’s Watching, courtesy of Alabar Stud.

Tenders close 8pm 21 September 2018, for more information or for a Tender Application please email Karen Blanchard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Alexandra Park Ultimate Christmas party dates announced

Alexandra Park has officially announced its Christmas At The Races hospitality evenings, with eight dates confirmed for November and December. 

2018’s Christmas At The Races will take place on Fridays 16, 23 and 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December as well as Saturday 8 and 15 December.

“Christmas at the Races is one of our most popular events of the year. If you’re looking for a fantastic and easy to organise Christmas party with delicious food, stunning décor, great entertainment, and an all-round fun night out for everyone then this is it,” says Roxanne Visser, Sales & Events Coordinator at Alexandra Park.

Alexandra Park’s advertising campaign this year reminds people that ‘It’s never too early…’ In fact, tickets are already selling fast, with some rooms on some nights already sold out or close to it! 

“These incredibly popular evenings make for the perfect work Christmas party. With just four months until Christmas, we’re encouraging people, businesses and organisations not to sit back but make that booking now,” she says.

Alexandra Park is renowned for delivering delicious dining packages and exciting harness racing under lights. Then after the last race, everyone gets together at The Alex Bar & Eatery to enjoy live entertainment.

“Not only are we providing eight dates to choose from, including two Saturdays, but we’re giving people plenty of options when it comes to location, the type of hospitality package, and cost. However, regardless of the hospitality package people decide, everyone gets to enjoy a sumptuous Christmas-style buffet.

“We’ve got Holly packages available from $70 per person, Mistletoe packages at $115, and Pohutukawa packages in our stunning level five venue, Top of the Park, from $165 per person which includes our premium buffet, a premium drinks package and of course the best view at Alexandra Park,” says Ms Visser.

For further information on Christmas At The Races or to reserve your table please call (09) 631-1165, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

Alexandra Park’s internationally-themed cuisine race nights continue with Thai Night on Friday 14 September where two return air tickets to Thailand will be won thanks to Thai Airways. Italian Night is on 21 September and Tropical Nights At The Races will take place on 13 and 27 October.


Canterbury Combined Awards Dinner - Saturday 15 September 2018

There are still a limited number of tickets available for this prestigious evening which commences at 6.30pm with pre-dinner drinks moving on to the dinner and awards at 7.15pm in the Silks Lounge at Addington Raceway.

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

Tickets are reasonably priced at $55 each with a table of ten at $550, which includes a superb buffet dinner, introductory drink and platters, interspersed with the presentation of Awards.

We have a new category this year known as the Merit Awards and who will be the Rising Star?

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Noel Kennard on 021 969 969, 347 9699, or on email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Awards Dinner bank account details for internet banking payments is 021266-0034800-00. Please include your full name as a reference.

See you there!


Canterbury Combined Awards Dinner Committee - Stallion Services Purchase by Tender

The Canterbury Combined Awards Dinner has two Woodlands Stud Services for purchase by Tender.


-        Equal fastest 2yo in Standardbred history, paced 1.49 - Breeders Crown Final

-        Foaled in 2014 – Son of Somebeachsomewhere

-        Banked $2,179,558 from 35 career starts

-        First year standing in New Zealand

-        2018/19 Service Fee RRP – $6,000+GST.

PEGASUS SPUR ‘Trotting’s Mr Consistent’

-        Sire of 116 NZ bred and 34 Australian bred winners including:    

-        Maori Time – Australasia’s Fastest ever Trotter, t,1:51.5

-        Speeding Spur – winner of 7 Group 1’s including Prydes Great Southern Star - $879,675

-        Paramount Gee Gee – 2yo Colt of The Year  3yo Colt of The Year  4yo Entire of The Year

-         2018/19 Service Fee RRP – $3,000+GST.

Conditions of Tender:

All tenders submitted shall be plus GST.

The Canterbury Combined Awards Dinner Committee have the right to select any tender they so desire. They may decline all or any tender/s and their decision shall be final.

The successful purchaser will be advised within 3 working days and will immediately be issued with a tax invoice for a deposit of $250.00+GST with payment required within 21 days. This deposit will be deducted from the amount tendered in the tender. This deposit will be refunded if the mare fails to get in foal.

The Canterbury Combined Awards Dinner Committee will invoice the purchaser for the remaining amount submitted and accepted as the tender amount once the mare has a 42 day positive test, and payment of this tax invoice is due within 21 days.

The tender is for the ‘Service Fee’ only. All other farm charges apply and will be payable by the successful purchaser.

The successful purchaser will be required to complete and sign a 2018-19 Woodlands Stud Stallion Service Agreement. All the terms and conditions set out in this Stallion Service Agreement shall apply in full to the successful purchaser. 

A live foal guarantee applies only if the conditions of the Woodlands Stud Stallion Service Agreement are complied with.

Written tenders are to be posted to 7 Clare Road, St Albans, Christchurch 8014 or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The closing date for tenders is Monday 17 September 2018 at 4.00 pm.


Methven – Sunday 16 September

The first grass track meeting of the year is rapidly approaching Sunday 16th at the picturesque Mt. Harding course in Methven. The Methven committee has been busy sprucing up the course and surrounds led by caretaker ‘Stalky McLeod’.

The club intends offering competitive stakes with maidens racing for $8,000 plus HRNZ $1500 bonus.  

One of the feature leadups to the N.Z. Cup and this year sponsored by Alabar N.Z. will now be the $30,000  Alabar Methven Cup.

On the same day the co-feature will be the What The Hill  mares Trot sponsored by Woodlands Stud.

At the Christmas meeting the Methven 4 Square Pacers Green Mile will remain with loyal locals Gary and Lyn Eddington and the trot will become the Neumanns Tyre’s/Fast Track Insurance Trotters Green Mile both retain last year’s stake. The stake for the clubs Autumn meeting feature the Woodlands Mt. Hutt Country Cup will also be status quo.

In other news at the recent annual awards dinner;

The ‘Horse Shoe Brands’ leading Methven Trainer was Greg and Nina Hope

The ‘Morrison’s  Saddlery’ leading Methven driver was Ricky May

The John and Robyn Nicholl  leading Methven junior driver Nathan Purdon

The Trouble Lodge and R.T. and J.H May young achiever award Laura Mckay


Southern Harness News  A TON OF FEED TO BE WON     

Thanks to McMillan Equine Feeds, there is a ton of feed to be won during the 2018/2019 Southern Harness Racing season.

At every Sunday race meeting during the season the trainer of every race winner will win a free bag of McMillan Equine Feeds.

At the conclusion of the Wyndham Harness Racing Club meeting on Sunday 18 November all trainers who have won a race on a Sunday up until that time will get one entry into a draw for 20 bags of McMillan Equine Feeds.

The competition then starts afresh with the trainer of each Sunday race winner for the remainder of the season getting one entry into a new draw for 20 bags of McMillan Equine Feeds to be held after the Invercargill Harness Racing Club meeting on Sunday 3 March.

That is one ton of McMillan Equine Feeds up for grabs!

Southern Harness Racing thanks McMillan Equine Feeds for their generous support.


Sunday 21 October Tuapeka HRC – Forbury Park, Dunedin

Sunday 28 October Invercargill HRC – Invercargill

Sunday 4 November Riverton TC – Invercargill

Sunday 11 November Wyndham HRC - Wyndham

Sunday 18 November Wyndham HRC - Wyndham

Sunday 16 December Winton HRC - Winton

Sunday 6 January Wyndham HRC - Cromwell

Sunday 3 February Wyndham HRC - Wyndham

Sunday 17 February Winton HRC - Winton

Sunday 3 March Invercargill HRC - Invercargill 


Mutt Hutt Dates

Dates for the Mount Hutt Trotting Club workouts and trials for the 18/19 season?

Sept 22nd Sat

Oct 6th  Sat              

Oct 27th Sat

Nov 11th Sun Trials   

Nov 17th Sat

Dec 8th Sat         

Dec 22nd Sat

2019  Jan 12th Sat  

Jan 26th Sat

Feb 3rd Sun        

Feb 17th Sun  Trials     

Feb 24th  Sun

Mar 9th Sat      

Mar 23rd Sat

Apr 6th Sat      

Apr 27th Sat

May 11th Sat