Club News 2 October

TAB News

Pick6 this week - $25K Pick Six Cambridge Thursday.

$25K Pick Six at Addington Friday.

Bonus Quaddies

$10,000 Bonus into the nominated Late Quaddie Friday evening

$10,000 Bonus into the nominated Late Quaddie Sunday afternoon


Harness Racing Waikato – Thursday 3 October

In 2 weeks' time, we’re putting on not 1, but 2 top-notch events on the same night. The only problem you’ll have is choosing which one to attend!

Whether you want to drink beer with your buddies, or socialise under the lights - on 18th October, Cambridge Raceway is the place to be.

There'll be German style feasts, live DJs, thrilling racing action, and much, much more.

Check out our website now to find out more, and choose the night that suits you best.

See you there! 


Addington Raceway and Events Centre – Friday 4 October

Hello Everyone,

We have exciting racing ahead this week with the Road to the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup and the Road to the Airpark Canterbury Dominion Trot races continuing!

The Lamb & Hayward Canterbury Classic and Canterbury Print Service Canterbury Park Trotting Cup are not to be missed.  Watch this space.  Good luck everyone.

Under 50 days til Addington Cup Week starts!  Let’s get excited!  Be sure to purchase your ticket sooner rather than later, as limited tickets available. 


LIMITED OPTIONS REMAIN - Corporate Hospitality  - only Monte Carlo Marquee, Emmerson’s Village and Monkey King Marquees are available!  Get in quick!  Call the lovely Joanne McMaster on 021 0298 5972 or email her on [email protected] to book your spot.  We look forward to hosting you all!

LIMITED SEATS 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. 

LIMITED 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!

2019 Lindauer Lawn Ticket Price:

  • Lindauer Lawn (available 2 September until sold out) – $75 per person + booking fee


SHOW DAY RACES – is truly a fun cost-effective day out for everyone!

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)

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

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!


Northern Southland TC – Sunday 6 October


The Northern Southland Trotting Club never fail to come up with some great reasons to attend their events and their opening meeting of the season at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill on Saturday 5 October is no exception.

Simply by putting your losing tote tickets in the barrels around the course with your name and contact details on the back two people will be drawn to win flights to Stewart Island courtesy of Stewart Island Flights. The draws will be made just before the last race of the day and will be repeated at every one of the clubs meetings throughout the season (9 January and 7 March as well as the opener on 5 October). That means six people will win flights to the island during the season.

But wait there’s more as the television advertisements often tell us. The club will also be running auctions on course during the day for a great variety of items including …a car. A 1996 Mazda Demio Hatchback has been donated by Tom Kilkelly of Regent Car Court and will be one of the fantastic items up for grabs on the day. It is a fantastic opportunity.

Of course, there will be plenty of great racing with the first race scheduled for 12.20pm.

Owners can head to the Alabar Owners Room on the first floor where they can enjoy hospitality throughout the day while an Owners Prize draw will culminate with the announcement of one of the three prizewinners who will take one of three season prizes – first a trip for two people to the Rowe Cup in Auckland in 2020 with accommodation, rental car and a tour of Alabar Stud courtesy of House Of Travel Lakers and Alabar, second an afternoon hosted at Macca Lodge followed by an evening meal and accommodation in the motel at the Waikaia Hotel and third one night accommodation at the Ascot Park Hotel courtesy of the ILT which will be decided at the end of the season.

Access to the Top of the Park costs just $40 for a great day of hospitality.

Already days before the meeting two members, Ross McKee and John Edminstin, and two sponsors, G J Gardner Homes and Regent Car Court, have won betting vouchers to use on the day.

Course admission on the day is free.


Alexandra Park News

  • Pasifika at the Races with your chance to WIN the ULTIMATE tropical break away!  |  Friday 11 October from 5.30pm
    Join us for Pasifika at the Races! Enjoy harness racing action, complemented by a Polynesian/Euro fusion all-you-can-eat buffet and cultural performances to entertain! Last but not leaset, we have the ULTIMATE tropical break away up for grabs! Book your tickets and be in to WIN return flights to Niue including SEVEN nights twin share accommodation at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue! Prize will be drawn on the night. Terms and Conditions apply.
    Save time, book online
  • 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


Riverton Trotting Club – 20 October


The Riverton Trotting Club have a fantastic day planned when they hold their annual race meeting at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill on Sunday 20 October.

The club is repeating one of their successful promotions from past years – an Owner For A Day Competition, a chance to become an “owner” of a horse selected to run for you in a race on the card. People can enter via the More FM facebook page and 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 and trainer prior to the horse racing, a $75 bet on ‘their’ horse plus a meal voucher to dine at the Ascot Park Hotel after the race.

The Invercargill Working Men’s Club will be on course for their annual Betting Competition, always a popular feature of the meeting each year. 

Riverton Trotting Club members are invited 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 delicacies such as crayfish will be on the menu while sponsors will be offered dual sulky rides.

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.

Feature races of the day include the DT Kings Transport Riverton Cup, the Neville Cleaver Fishing Aparima Trot and the Bill Keast Memorial Trot with trophies for each and dress rugs for the Cup and Trot.

Owners of some of the best Southland standardbreds at the moment will be invited to trial at this meeting should they not be entered in a race on the day – an opportunity for Southlanders to see some of our best.

Ten races are scheduled from 12 noon and admission to the course is free.


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.

Tenders close 14 October, please send all tenders before then to [email protected]


Kaikoura Trotting Club – November 3 and 4

The Kaikoura Trotting Club is already preparing for the annual two day meeting 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 Day One’s twilight meeting is $8,000, with other races with stakes of $10,000 and $12,000.

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

Kaikoura TC Stallion Tenders

Thanks to ALABAR NZ, the Kaikoura Trotting Club is pleased to be able to offer the following stallions for tender:

One service to Art Major (valued at $14,000)

One service to Majestic Son (valued at $5,000)

Tenders close at 5pm on Wednesday, 25 September 2019

For enquiries and copy of Tender Form please contact Geraldine Stanbury 021 351 615 or email on [email protected]



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