Club News 7 November
- 07 November 2018
Thu 08 Nov- $25k Guaranteed at Forbury Park Night Harness
Fri 09 Nov - $40k Guaranteed at Cambridge Night Harness
Tue 13 Nov - $50k Guaranteed at Addington Day Harness
Forbury Park – Thursday 8 November
A six race card starting at 5.55pm.
Rangiora - Friday 9 November
An 11 race card starting at 2.47pm.
Cambridge - Friday 9 November
A ten race card starting at 5.41pm.
New Zealand Cup Week Golf Tournament – Sunday 11 November
Once again the New Zealand Cup Week Golf tournament will be held on Sunday 11 November at the Waimari Beach Golf Club.
In its 12th year, this tournament is a hugely popular Cup Week tradition and one you will not want to miss.
Organised by Laurie Goodson, this year the tournament will raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand and also funds to support Jacob Dunn’s journey to Melbourne to represents New Zealand in the Mini Trot Interdominion Championship this December.
The tournament will be best three of four stablefords. Entry is just $60 per player and includes on course food and refreshments and also a top quality prize table.
Limited spaces remain and everyone is welcome.
Addington Raceway and Events Centre - Tuesday 13 November
There’s nothing quite like Cup Week at Addington and the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day on Tuesday 13 and the Show Day Races on Friday 16 November are days not to be missed!
Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day
Tuesday 13 November 2018
A spectacle of racing will entertain the crowds, elegant glasses of bubbles will clink, and fabulous spring race day fashion will be seen – welcome to the 115th running of the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup at Addington.
Gates Opening Times
Members – 9.30am
Public – 10.30am
Hospitality – 11.00am, with refreshments commencing at 11.30am.
The first race is at 12.05 pm, with the feature event - the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup will be run at 5.12 pm with the last race at 6.25 pm. Good luck everyone!
On the stylish and highly sought-after Lindauer Lawn Rooftop, the headline entertainment is New Zealand’s popular band Sons Of Zion who will be living it up with their explosive sets as members seamlessly switch from vocals, to guitar, to drums and then back again. Sons Of Zion are the opening act to the sold out Six60 concert at Western Springs in February 2019 and have amassed an impressive 22 million streams on Spotify, more than 15 million views on YouTube and 100,000-plus followers on social media.
Be in quick to secure your Lindauer Lawn tickets ($70 per person) as only limited tickets remain.
New Zealand based DJ/Production duo Sweet Mix Kids will get the party going in the Public Village. Sweet Mix Kids have played at some of the world’s coolest parties, clubs and festivals – Coachella, Wanderlust, Rhythm & Vines and toured supporting the likes of Adele and Ed Sheeran. They have also just played at the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
General Admission/Public Village tickets are $32 per person online. On the day at the entrance gates they will be $40 per person.
This year gates open at the later time of 10.30am and AWOP (Another Way Of Paying) will be an easy cashless, option for Lindauer Lawn guests to take care of food and beverage purchases and placing their bets.
Fashion & Body Art Competitions
While the crème de la crème of the harness racing world is putting their best hoof forward on the track, the fashionistas get their chance to shine during the glamorous Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes Fashion and The Hits Body Art competitions. With over $20,000 worth of prizes up for grabs from Westfield Riccarton, Pascoes, Seiko, Peninsular Beachfront Resort Mooloolaba and Air New Zealand the competition will be fierce. Courtesy of Air New Zealand, the Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Lady winner will be winging her way to Hawaii, while a suave
Westfield Riccarton Best Dressed Man will win flights to Brisbane.
Entry to the competition is free, however, you need to purchase a General Admission ticket.
Show Day Races
Friday 16 November 2018
Show Day at Addington is truly a great day out for everyone and a fantastic way to celebrate Canterbury’s Anniversary Day. Bring the kids and sit back and relax and enjoy a wonderful day of racing, along with Christchurch based band Sky Machine entertaining guests on the Lindauer Lawn. There will be a new free children’s entertainment zone with numerous activities and there are No Public Holiday Surcharges!
This year we will once again opening the gates at 10.30am and supporting the Maia Health Foundation. We kindly ask for a gold coin donation upon entry with all proceeds going to support their amazing cause.
The first race is at 12.15pm, with the feature events – Group One Races Used to Me @ Haras des Trotteurs Dominion Trot and Woodlands NZ Free For All and will be run at 4.55pm and 6.04pm respectively with the last race at 6.34 pm. Good luck everyone!
If you are looking for somewhere to base yourself for the day, then Spectators is an ideal spot. Located on the ground floor of the Metropolitan Stand, Spectators opens directly out onto the Lindauer Lawn. Included in the price ($25 per person, children under 14 are free) is a race guide and access to casual seating in Spectators, food & beverages, TAB facilities and trackside TV’s.
Good luck to everyone in the Kiwi Punters Championship Grand Final and the one and only Kidz Kartz Final!
Whichever option you decide on either day, there is something for everyone at Addington.
To purchase your tickets, please visit addington.co.nz
The Team at Addington look forward to hosting you.
Safe travels everyone and we look forward to welcoming you all next week.
Alexandra Park News
Christmas At The Races popular as ever
Alexandra Park’s eight Christmas At The Races hospitality evenings set down for November and December are selling fast but there’s still time.
“Our three November evenings are probably where we’ve got the best availability. However individuals, businesses and organisations need to book now to avoid disappointment,” says Roxanne Visser, Sales & Events Coordinator at Alexandra Park.
The 2018 Christmas At The Races 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.
The incredibly popular nights are promoted as the perfect work Christmas party with a gourmet buffet, stunning décor, and great entertainment including a visit from Santa himself!.
Holly packages remain available from $70 per person, as do the delightful Mistletoe packages at $115 with the option of track-view dining outside on the Epsom Balconies.
Also, still available are the premium Pohutukawa packages in the Tasman Room from $140 which include a premium drinks package. However, Pohutukawa packages in Alexandra Park’s level five Top of the Park venue, priced from $165, are now limited but with some availability still on 16 November and 21 December.
Ms Visser says regardless of the hospitality package, everyone gets to enjoy a sumptuous all-you-can-eat Christmas-style buffet.
She says Alexandra Park’s exclusive President’s Suite can also be hired for private parties, with availability remaining on both 16 and 30 November as well as 21 December.
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.
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
Mob: + 64 21 253 8765
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