Club News 1 August
Forbury Park (TS1)
Thursday night - $25,000 Pick Six at Cambridge
Friday night - $25,000 Pick Six at Addington
Every Sunday will have a $20,000 Guaranteed Quaddie on the last four races.
Cambridge – Thursday night
8 races starting at 6.02pm.
Addington Raceway and Events Centre – 3 August
KIWI PUNTERS CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS THIS FRIDAY AT ADDINGTON AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR NEW ZEALAND’S BEST PUNTER
We invite you to register online to compete for your slice of over $100,000 in local prizes and a trip for two to LAS VEGAS, where you’ll contend for US$2.5M at the National Horseplayers Championship Tour Final in February 2019.
Important information to assist you becoming New Zealand’s best punter:
- § There is no entry fee payable. Receipt of $500 (per syndicate) betting funds validate entry.
- § For the first time this year, selected Fixed Odds Betting is available.
- § By finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in any Kiwi Punters Championship Heat, a contestant/syndicate gains qualification for the Kiwi Punters Championship Grand Final.
- § The heat prizes are different this year;
- 1st place - receives $1,500 betting voucher and $500 contribution to towards entry to the Final.
- 2nd place – receives $500 contribution to towards entry to the Final.
- 3rd place – receives $250 contribution to towards entry to the Final.
- For the first time this year, 4th place – receives an invitation to the Final.
- § There are 12 heats/opportunities to gain entry into the Kiwi Punters Championship Grand Final that is being held at Addington Raceway on Friday 16 November.
- § Each location will be providing a tasty meal, so you can focus on placing your bets.
- § A friendly reminder to read the Terms and Conditions prior to registering online for the Championship!
For information on heat dates, locations, terms and conditions and to register, Please visit; http://www.addington.co.nz/racing/kiwi-punters-championship/
Good Luck Everyone & Happy Punting!!
THE MET MULTIPLIER $7,000 BONUS HAS BECOME EVEN MORE ACCESSIBLE THIS SEASON
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! (Bonus split - $5,000 to owner(s) / $2,000 to trainers)
HOW DO I GET IT? - Start a horse at NZMTC Meetings a minimum of 15 TIMES (up to five of these can be amateur races) over a rolling 12 MONTH period and WIN or dead heat in just ONE of these starts. Your win can also come in an amateur race. For full terms & conditions for all of the above please view addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/
ALABAR AND NEVELE R STUD ARE JOINTLY SPONSORING ADDINGTON’S PASSING LANE and it will be called “Always B Miki”.
Always B Miki is the fastest horse of all time – 1:46. Always B Miki's outstanding 2016 season saw him being named US Horse of the Year and is standing in Victoria, Australia at Alabar.
Trained by Jimmy Takter, Always B Miki's racetrack deeds moved him to state: “I think this could be the greatest horse that ever lived.”
Always B Miki won four races in 1:47 or better - no other sire has done it more than once!
From the Western Ideal sireline, Always B Miki is out of the US Broodmare of the Year Artstopper (by Artsplace)
For more details on the fastest horse of all time Always B Miki – please visit;
UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/081732pg.htm August 17 (Tentative)
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/082332pg.htm August 23 (Tentative)
To contact us about any of the above please call 03 338 9094 or email [email protected]
Take care, travel safe and we look forward to seeing you soon. From the Addington Team.
Forbury Park - Sunday 5 August
Forbury Park is delighted to welcome on site, Alex Cherian and his team who will have their new restaurant ‘Equinox’ open in time for the first meeting of the season. As well as race days, this wonderful hospitality enterprise will be open Tuesday-Sundays so we encourage you to please bring your friends, families and workmates to try out the new fare and support this exciting addition to our facility!
Alexandra Park News
Friday 10th August - Owners Night
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.
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 will be free of charge.
We would like to offer the opportunity to all trainers or syndicators who are keen to talk to prospective owners to attend, and either have their own information available to present, or be interviewed on the night and allow for networking opportunities.
This is also open to all drivers who wish to network for potential future driving opportunities, providing a great chance for juniors and trial drivers to introduce themselves to owners.
Our aim to have new potential owners attend and talk to people already in the industry and hopefully sign up to a syndicate.
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected] 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
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
Email: [email protected]
Gore Harness Racing Club – Spring Fling Bonus
The Gore Harness Racing Club will be paying a $1,000 Bonus (plus a cool down rug) to the highest points earner (filly/mare or colt/gelding) over the 3 days racing at the Club’s meetings on Saturday 11th August, Sunday 26th August and Saturday 13th October.
Points will be awarded as follows; 1st – 10 pts, 2nd – 6 pts, 3rd – 3 pts, 4th – 2pts, 5th – 1pt. In the event after the three days there is a tie a countback will determine the winner.
This will be based on: 1. most wins, 2. most 2nds, 3. most 3rds, 4. most 4ths, 5. most 5ths. If still equal on points the bonus will be divided evenly.
Kurow Harness Racing Club – 19 August
We have a brand new Facebook Page!
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.
There will also be special rewards for Owners who attend our race meeting, and free kids entertainment oncourse!
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,
Email: [email protected]