Club News 15 August

Trackside Listings


Cambridge (TS1)


Addington (TS1)


Kurow (TS1)


TAB Jackpots

Friday night - $25,000 Pick Six at Auckland

August and September - Every Sunday will have a $20,000 Guaranteed Quaddie on the last four races


Cambridge - Thursday Night

8 races starting at 5.40pm


Addington Raceway and Event Centre

Hello Everyone,

It is exciting, we are back racing this week. 



We have three fabulous packages to choose from.  Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email [email protected]

Gold Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining, premium beverage package and effective & innovative marketing. This cost effective package varies in price, dependent on group size.
Silver Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining and premium beverage package. $80 + GST per person.
Bronze Package – Premier viewing and divine four course buffet dining. $54 + GST per person.

$15 A LA CARTE DINING – Choose from five of our divine dishes that are available in the Christian Cullen Lounge, located on level 1 of the Metropolitan Stand. (Gluten free and vegetarian options available).

STABLES BBQ – Enjoy a bite to eat from the Stables BBQ. Whether it is a juicy burger or a pottle of chips, your hunger cravings will be satisfied. The BBQ is located at the stables entrance directly beside the Lindauer Lawn.


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.
  • § 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. 
  • § For information on heat dates, locations, terms and conditions and to register, Please visit;


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)

- 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

UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC  August 23        August 31 (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.


Kurow Harness Racing Club –  Sunday 19 August, Owners Appreciation BBQ

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.

Free kids entertainment and free entry. 

Gerald Cayford, the new president of the Kurow Harness Racing Club, will host a barbeque for owners and licence holders at the annual race meeting of the club at Oamaru on Sunday, August 19.

Cayford has succeeded Tony Wall, who had four years as president.

‘’Entertainment is my specialty and we will have the bus and a marquee tent set up for the barbeque,” said Cayford, who will be assisted by his son, Jason, a member of the committee. The “bus” is a mobile motor home often used by Gerald to attend race meetings and entertain.

“Anyone can come along and have a chat to us about racing.”

Gerald has also stepped in to sponsor the $14,500 Kurow Cup.

“A sponsor dropped out at the last minute so I decided to front up and give trainer Amber Hoffman a boost,’’ he said.

The cup will be sponsored under the name of her Glamour Hooves stable at Waikouaiti.

Cayford has raced numerous horses among them the trotter Heard The Whisper, winner of six races but subsequently hindered by injury. Gerald is in the ownership of Motu Top Mach, the up and coming 3yr-old, who has won twice in four starts. He hopes to be represented at the Kurow meeting by Sheez Good and Sefton Hooligan, both raced in partnerships. Sheez Good, trained by Patrick O’Reilly, has won three races. Sefton Hooligan is trained by Hoffman.


Alexandra Park 

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

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:  [email protected]


North Island Awards – Saturday 1 September

To be held in the Tasman Room at Alexandra Park. Commencing at 5.30pm, three course dinner, beer, wine, spirits and juices and live band on the night.

Tickets are $130 per head, with juniors and cadets full subsidized.

Formal dress, jacket and tie. For tickets and more information contact Suzanne Herlihy 027 407 1057.


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]


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