Club News 16 January

This week's Club News

Timaru Wednesday 16 January

Enjoy your holiday with a day’s racing at the Timaru HRC meeting at Phar Lap Raceway.

11 races First race start 12.20pm

Ensure you have done your holiday racing research  to pick the winners in  our quality race day fields

Watch and support our young people in the industry in the Junior Drivers race.

Children’s activities include colouring in competition, lucky numbers, kids quiz and kiddies castle.


Wyndham Harness Racing Club Thursday 17 January


The long summer evenings in the south lend themselves to twilight racing and racegoers can enjoy an evening out at the Wyndham Harness Racing Club meeting at Young Quinn Raceway this Thursday.

The first of ten races is at 2.50pm with the last scheduled for 7.56pm.

The meeting will feature a guaranteed $30,000 Pick 6 which will run from races 5 through to 10. 

Highlights include the Michelle Caig Breeding ‘All Heart’ Lot 176 Gold Chip Final Handicap Trot, the Brendan Franks Farrier Handicap Trot and the Grant Chamberlain Builder Mobile Pace.  

The meeting is the first of three in quick succession at Wyndham with another scheduled for Thursday 31 January once again with a later start at 2.48pm.

That is followed by the club’s popular horses and horsepower day on Sunday 3 February which incorporates a classic car display alongside a day of racing and entertainment. 


The other club with a busy schedule as January comes to an end is Invercargill with two meetings at Ascot Park Raceway, the first on Monday 21 January from 12.15pm followed by the club’s Cup Day on Saturday 26 January. 

A seven night stay at the Peninsular Beachfront Resort in Mooloolaba plus $1000 towards your airfares courtesy of Beach Road Holiday Park is one of the big prizes on offer on the club’s premier day of the season. Best of all, that prize can be won by anyone on course and it is as easy as filling in a coupon and awaiting the lucky draw which will win someone accommodation valued at $2415 Australian dollars along with $1000NZ of airfares.    

That same coupon will also give you the opportunity to win with The Bet’s In The Bag where four draws will be made throughout the day to win one of several betting vouchers of no less than $100 to use on the day. In addition two people can win a share of the Tricode Syndicate’s runner, Please Shuddup.

The prize includes the opportunity to spend a day enjoying hospitality with syndicate members in their own corporate box, plus benefits such as a stable visit to see the horse being geared up and should it win, a photo as part of the syndicate in the birdcage after the race. The syndicate will also place a $100 win bet on Please Shuddup in its race and also a $10 bet on every other race throughout the day for the lucky prize winner.    

A losing ticket draw after Race 6 will win one previously unlucky punter a $50 meal voucher courtesy of Level One Restaurant & Bar. To win any of these great prizes you must be on course on the day and be 18 years of age and over. Entry details for all of these great competitions will appear in the Southland Express over the next two weeks although coupons for the trip and Bets In The Bag will be available on course on the day also.On track there will be a great day of harness racing action featuring the Ascot Park Hotel Invercargill Cup and the Arden Lodge Robin Dundee Crown amid a great day of racing scheduled to begin at 12noon. 

Admission on the day is free as is the children’s entertainment which consists of a bouncy castle, bumper balls, kids tote, sack races and more while there will be a free bag of lollies for every child on course after Race 6. 

Tent sites are available – contact Southern Harness Racing’s Promotions Officer, Lindsay Beer on 021 351 499 to learn more and to make a booking. 


Marlborough Friday 18 and Sunday 20 January

The two day summer meeting at Waterlea will be held on the grass surface.

A Friday twilight meeting will be followed by a family race day on the Sunday.

There will be a gate charge on both days, owners please refer to your owners email for free entry.

If you do not have an email address registered with HRNZ you will not be receiving our owners emails, please ensure your contact details are lodged with HRNZ.


Alexandra Park – March Fundraising Race Nights

Alexandra Park will be holding two special race nights in March to help raise funds for Ovarian and Prostate Cancer.

March 1 is Oaks Night and will help raise funds for Team Teal and the fight against Ovarian Cancer. $5 from each ticket goes to the cause. 

The night will also feature a celebrity dual sulky race.

March 8 is Derby night and $5 from each ticket sold there will also go to the fight against Prostate Cancer.

Tickets are $65 per person, with elegantly crafted buffet dinner and desserts.

To book phone 09 631 1165 or visit


Waikato Bay of Plenty – Saturday 19 January

A ten race card to be held at Waipa. First race 12.05pm.


Hororata 10 February – Touch of Teal Fashion Competition

To be held at the Hororata Trotting Club meeting on Sunday 10 February, the Touch of Teal Fashion Competition will help raise awareness and funds as part of the Team Teal Campaign.

For more information see the poster here


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