Club News 16 October

TAB News

Pick6 this week - $25K Pick Six Forbury Park Thursday including jackpot of $5,885.

$40K Pick Six at Alexandra Park Friday including jackpot of $19,974.

Bonus Quaddies

Addington Night Harness: $10k BONUS LATE Quaddie Last 4 Races

Ascot Park Harness: $10k BONUS LATE Quaddie Last 4 Races


Harness Racing Waikato – Friday 18 October

Oktoberfest is coming to Cambridge Raceway! Prost!

With live music, racing & traditional food - this is an event not to be missed! 

Date: Friday 18th October

Time: From 5pm (First race will be 6:00pm approx)

Venue: The Public Bar, Ground level, Cambridge Raceway

Tickets only $40! Each Ticket Includes: 

  • 1L Stein of Speights* (plus you get to keep the Stein!!)
  • Oktoberfest buffet meal
  • Race book
  • Reserved seating

*Alcohol will not be served to anyone intoxicated or under the age of 18. 

Melbourne Cup Day @ Cambridge Raceway

 Join us at Cambridge Raceway and enjoy live coverage of The Melbourne Cup on the big screen followed by on course Harness Racing action. Our Public Bar provides the perfect spot for the live broadcast and promises to be a great afternoon (and evening) of entertainment. 

All welcome on the day with FREE ENTRY to the public bar. There is also the option to click on the link to reserve a table for only $20 & enjoy a a bucket of 4x Corona on arrival.    

Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019

Location: Public Bar (ground floor), Cambridge Raceway


12:00pm – Doors open

12:30pm – 5.30pm, Live coverage of the Melbourne Cup

6:09pm – First race

9.50- Last race


Book a table: $20 & receive a bucket of 4x Corona* on arrival 

Head to- to book!

*Alcohol will not be served to anyone intoxicated or under the age of 18.


Addington Raceway – Friday 18 October


Corporate Hospitality  - is all sold out.  If you are still looking for tickets, please call the lovely Joanne McMaster on 021 0298 5972 or email her on [email protected] as there is a wait list.  Alternatively the following is available;

LIMITED TICKETS LEFT -  TAB Trackside Retreat -  For the ultimate betting experience with friends or colleagues there is no better place to view all the top racing action.  TAB Trackside Retreat is positioned in a reserved area in The Edge Public Village directly in line with the 75m mark.  It has easy access to a private viewing area and direct views to the large screen. 

20 SEATS LEFT - Reserved Seating Tickets – only $65 per person + booking fee - A reserved seat offers prime viewing to capture all the entertainment and thrilling racing action.  Anyone booking a reserved ticket is able to access everything that is available in the General Admission area! 


You will be right in the heart of the action to view all races on the trackside grassed area or via big screens.  Venture into The Edge Public Village to have an epic experience in The Edge Activation Garden.  Thanks to The Edge, there will also be a phone charging station to keep you up to date with your betting.

The cutting-edge fashion heats and semi-finals of The Crossing Fashion Starts Here Best Dressed Competition are now open and will be held in The Edge Public Village.  If you wish to become fashion royalty of the year and to be in to win thousands of dollars in prizes, make sure you enter this elite event. 

2019 General Admission Ticket Prices:

  • Earlybird (2 September to 31 October) – $25 per person + booking fee
  • Standard (1 to 12 November) – $35 per person + booking fee
  • At the gate (12 November) – $45 per person (cash only)


You will be making a beeline to the sought after revamped Lindauer Lawn to watch spectacular racing, fashion finals and presentations from the lawn, or via an elevated view from the rooftop.

For the first time, Lindauer are giving the first 100 people on course an elaborate glam gift.  Prior to entering the Lindauer Lawn be sure to stop, a complimentary Lindauer will be served to the first 1,000 stylish and racing ready people!


SHOW DAY RACES – There will be no public surcharges, and entry will be by gold coin donation to Maia Health Foundation.  

SPECTATORS BAR & BISTRO - A seat in Spectators to watch all the racing action on TV’s or via the exclusive outdoor area to the Lindauer Lawn.  You’ll have the opportunity to order one of Spectators famous pizzas amongst other delicious treats, snacks and refreshments off the menu.

Yay – children aged 14 years and under are FREE.  Be sure to get in quick as numbers are limited.  Spectators will be open to everyone after the last race.

2019 Spectators Bar & Bistro Ticket Prices:

  • Adult (available 2 Sept until sold out) – $30 per person + booking fee
  • Children (aged 14 years and under) – Free (limited tickets)

Racing highlights of the day are the Woodlands NZ Free-For-All and the Airpark Canterbury Dominion Trot.  The NZ Kidz Kartz Final is definitely a crowd pleaser for all ages.

This year we will have again having a FREE kids’ entertainment zone, home to many exciting activities for all ages including, for the first time a FREE petting zoo.

There are numerous public areas available with your gold coin entry including the Lindauer and Blanc de Blanc Lawns, Twiggers and the Christian Cullen Lounge where tasty Kiwi treats and refreshments will be available.


Have a great week everyone.  We look forward to hosting you soon!


Riverton Trotting Club - Sunday 20 October


Ten races are on the card for the annual Riverton Trotting Club meeting at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill on Sunday (20 October).

Feature races include the DT Kings Transport Riverton Cup, the Neville Cleaver Fishing Aparima Trot and the Bill Keast Memorial Trot.

One lucky person will become an Owner For A Day in a competition run by More FM. The winner will receive a fantastic day out which includes a ride in a dual sulky behind a standardbred horse, a ride in the EH Ball ITM Mobile Barrier, hospitality in the Presidents Room on course, a meet, greet and photo with ‘their’ horse Franco Santino and it’s trainer, Nathan Williamson, prior to the Cup, a $75 bet on ‘their’ horse plus a meal voucher to dine at the Ascot Park Hotel after the race.

The fastest mile rate recorded by a pacer and trotter on the day will net the connections of each a special Feed For Speed award supported by McMillan Equine Feeds while the best senior and junior driver on the day plus the best trainer will all receive prizes donated by Club Member Alec Jenkins.

The Riverton Trotting Club encourages it’s members to enjoy the day in the Members Lounge at the Top Of The Park.

The owners of each race winner on the day will receive a special gift basket as well as well as hospitality in the Presidents Room where crayfish will be part of the menu.

The first race is scheduled from 12.24pm and admission to the course is free.


Tuapeka Harness Racing Club – Sunday 27 October

TUAPEKA HARNESS RACINGFAMILY RACE DAY, Sunday 27th October 2019 at Forbury Park.

Racing starts at 12.00noon Exciting Harness Racing, including the Tuapeka Lodge Cup.

100 FREE Blue Boy Ice Creams for the kids

Mini Jeeps, Bouncy Castle, Face Painter, Kidz Kartz Racing

On-course restaurant and coffee

Adults: enjoy a day out & bring the family, plenty for the kids to do!!!!


Kaikoura Trotting Club – November 3 and 4

The Kaikoura Trotting Club is already preparing for the annual Alabar Weekend of Racing at South Bay Racecourse to be held this year on Sunday November 3 and Monday November 4.

Working bees are underway, and the club are calling for trainers to please contact them in advance to arrange horse accommodation and assistance with any accommodation for trainers/drivers and owners.

Minimum stake on Sunday’s twilight meeting is $8,000, with other races with stakes of $9,000 and $11,000. 

The Club will pay all non-stake winners an additional $100 to assist in transport costs for this day.

On Alabar Kaikoura Cup Day on Monday the minimum stake is $10,000.

If anyone has any questions or wants to book their accommodation for horses please contact the club directly or Grant Anderson on 027 450 5468


Cheviot Harness Racing Club – Stallion Tenders

The Cheviot Harness Racing Club has two stallion tenders on offer.

DOWNBYTHESEASIDE – a son of Somebeachsomewhere

  • Equal fastest 2yo in Standardbred history, paced 1.49 - Breeders Crown Final
  • 2019/20 Service Fee RRP – $6,000+GST.

PEGASUS SPUR – sire of Speeding Spur

  • Sire of Speeding Spur – now competing at the highest level in the USA
  • Sire of Paramount Gee Gee
  • 2019/20 Service Fee RRP – $3,000+GST.

Please send all tenders before then to [email protected]


Alexandra Park News

  • Alexandra Park Christmas at the Races  |  November & December
    Plan the perfect Christmas Party to celebrate the end of the year with Alexandra Park Christmas at the Races. Enjoy a delicious Christmas buffet surrounded by colleagues, friends and family. We’ve got premier harness racing action featuring the IRT Inter Dominion Championship and live entertainment after the last race. Don’t delay as this is our busiest time of year, head to to get your tickets!
  • IRT Inter Dominion Championship Series  |  November & December
    Witness the ultimate test of equine speed and strength at this years’ IRT Inter Dominion Championship Series at Alexandra Park throughout November and December. Start with the Welcome Cocktail Party being held at the Rydges Rooftop Terrace on Thursday 28th November. Then get absolutely engulfed in harness racing action with the IRT ID19 heats (29th November, 3rd December, 6th December). Don’t miss the Barrier Draw Brunch at The Alex Bar & Eatery on Sunday 8th December to get you amped up for the GRAND FINAL on Saturday 14th December where you’ll see the best of the best go head to head to take out the championship! Keen to find out more information? Go to



Due to a change in circumstances for our original successful tenderer the Invercargill Harness Racing Club has one stallion service to Downbytheseaside from Woodlands Stud still available for tender.

Downbytheseaside is advertised at $6000 plus gst for this season.

Please contact Lindsay Beer, Promotions Officer, Southern Harness Racing – at either 021 351 499 or [email protected] should you wish to place a tender.



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