Big day for Northern Southland Trotting Club

The Northern Southland Trotting Club returns to Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill this Saturday (11 March) when the club comes to town with a day of top-quality harness racing.

Feature races include the Group 3 Caduceus Club Of Southland/Alabar NZ Fillies Classic for 2-year-olds over a distance of 2200m for a stake of $30,000, the Tip Top Southland/Night ‘n Day Autumn Cup raced over 2700m for a stake of $15,000, the Mark Jones Racing Stables/Gordon Sutherland Memorial Trot for a stake of $12,000 over 2700m plus the prestigious Stella Frost Stakes.

Admission at the gate is free but the club also offers their $40 Gold Card access to the Top Of The Park with superb viewing and food and beverage provided as part of the price of your ticket.

The very popular Heads/Tails game will take place in the birdcage after Race 9 with a $250 Prezzy Card and some other goodies up for grabs. The game is easy to play and open to all ages.

The club will be raffling Bluff Oysters throughout the day with the proceeds going to the Team Teal campaign, an annual fundraiser carried out by Harness Racing New Zealand to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research.

In addition, Tip Top Southland has donated ice creams which are available to patrons via a small donation from which the proceeds will assist Olivia Thomas to travel to Auckland to compete in Kidz Kartz.

The Robin Dundee Club also supports Team Teal and will be on course promoting their online auction featuring an exclusive and unique range of 10 scarves and snoods. Southern harness racing personality, Art Bloxham, generously donated the items and has been involved in the rearing, shearing, combing and dying process, and all the spinning and preparing of the wool and fibres used in the garments. This meeting is the last day for viewing the scarves and snoods before the auction ends at 10pm on Wednesday, 15 March. Visit the Robin Dundee Club facebook page for more information -

The first race is timed to start at 11.55am and owners are welcome in the Alabar Owners Room on the first floor of the main grandstand where they can enjoy hospitality throughout the day.

Head to the Northern Southland Trotting Club facebook page for more information on a great day of action.


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