Club News 23 January

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Waikato Bay of Plenty – Thursday 24 January   

A ten race card starting at 5.17pm. Featuring the Group 2 JLT Futurity.  


Addington Raceway News – Friday 25 January  

Hello Everyone,


We hope you have had the most wonderful time with family and friends.   We know most of you worked through, so we hope you enjoyed the days you had off.

Our Chef is just wishing to continue offering spectacular dishes to you all!  Check out the below….hungry anyone?


Get back on track Friday 25 January! Enjoy a night at the races with a delicious buffet, premium viewing and live action! For every member it is only $25! Call 338 9094 to book.

INTERNATIONAL RACE NIGHT – FRIDAY 1 MARCH – 10% of every ticket sold will be given to the Team Teal Campaign!

Join us on Friday 1 March as we take your tastebuds on a journey around the world!  A delicious International themed buffet dinner is available from $67 per person (buffet only and cash bar available) to $97 per person (buffet and beverage package included).   For more information and to see the mouth-watering menu, head to our website


Addington Pantry is here to help and create #fabulouscateringmadeeasy.  If it is a morning or afternoon tea shout, lunch time meeting or even if you would like to send someone a thank you, Addington Pantry Online Catering can deliver tasty food straight to your door!  Please visit our website to view our delicious menu.   For further details please call 338 9094. 

UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC      February 1 February 15 (Tentative)

To contact us about any of the above please call 03 338 9094 or email [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you back on track this Friday.

From the Addington Team.


Southern Harness - CUP DAY AT INVERCARGILL, 26 January  

It is Cup Day with the Invercargill Harness Racing Club at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill this Saturday and the club has a great day lined up. 

Highlights on track are the Ascot Park Hotel Invercargill Cup timed to go at 4.38pm for $32,000 over a distance of 3200m and the Arden Lodge Robin Dundee Crown. 

The chance for anyone on course who fills in a coupon to win 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 drawcards That 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. 

A losing ticket draw after Race 6 will win one previously unlucky punter a $50 meal voucher courtesy of Level One Restaurant & Bar. In a strange coincidence both the 1916 New Zealand Trotting Cup and the New Zealand Cup won in 2018 by Thefixer will both be on course.

The 1916 Cup is now raced for by the Invercargill Cup field each year as the 1916 winner was Cathedral Chimes owned by Invercargill businessman John Bruce Thomson who donated the trophy to the Invercargill Club.

In a nice twist Southlanders Stu and Pauline Gillan are part of the ownership group of last year’s Cup winner Thefixer and the Gillan’s have been kind enough to allow the club to display the current day Cup on the day. 

Admission on the day is free as is the children’s entertainment which consists of a bouncy castle, bumper balls, kids tote 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.

Thanks to the Tricode Syndicate the club has also been offering via the Southland Express newspaper the opportunity to win a share of the 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.    

Lindsay Beer - Promotions Officer/Southern Harness Racing/021 351 499


Rotorua Harness, Sunday 27 January   

An eight race card to be held on the grass at Arawa Park, Rotorua. First race 12.37pm.


Banks Peninsula – Sunday 27 January

To be held at Motukarara on the grass surface. An 11 race card starting at 12.22pm.


Waikouaiti Trotting Club Sunday 24 February

The Waikouaiti Trotting Club has decided to transfer its two day meeting in February to Oamaru from Waikouaiti, citing the option of racing on the all-weather track if the weather rules out the grass track.

“We have decided to make the move for the current season and evaluate for the future,’’ said Dick Tayler, the president of the Waikouaiti club. “The decision was based on what happened earlier this year with the weather and with regard to the Messara report although I have a reservation about the latter as there was no consultation with harness racing and greyhound people.

“We like the option of being able to switch to the all-weather track at Oamaru if the weather is against racing on the grass. We can make an early decision and give licence holders certainty. We are also concerned about the facilities at Waikouaiti with two grandstands not in good shape.”

The decision to transfer the race meeting scheduled for Sunday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 26, was made at a committee meeting of the club.

“We are hoping our sponsors will recognise the wisdom of the move and continue with their support which is greatly appreciated,’’ said Tayler.

Edward Rennell, the departing chief executive of Harness Racing New Zealand, has praised the decision: “I commend their decision. I am sure it has not been made lightly and is in the best interests of all industry participants.”

The club was forced to postpone the first day of the meeting last February from Thursday to Saturday and hold the second day on Monday when rain affected the Waikouaiti track.

The Oamaru Harness Racing Club set a precedent by switching a scheduled grass track meeting to the all-weather track on December 1 after heavy rain.

The Waikouaiti club held its second totalisator meeting at Oamaru in June, 1957 and also raced there on January 5, 1979.


Amberley Trotting Club - 6 February Waitangi Day

Looking for something to do on Waitangi Day Feb 6th.

Make your way out to Rangiora Racecourse and let the Amberley Trotting Club take care of that.A day of fun filled family activity is guaranteed , along with a full card of top class horse racing.

The hard working Amberley committee aim to put on a fabulous days entertainment and this year will be no exception.

Some of this years highlights include a chance for someone on course to become a honouree “part owner” for the day of the racehorse Airpark Flyer ,who will compete in the 2019 Rangiora Equine Services “Amberley Cup”,thanks to the generosity of owner, Graeme Harris and trainer, Trent Yesburg . To be in with a chance to win this wonderful prize ,all you have to do is, place any bet on course to the value of $10 or more, if you win fantastic ,cash it in ,if you don’t ,write your name and phone number on the back of your losing ticket,place it in the specially marked barrel in the birdcage before Race 6 and straight after Race 6 the winner will be drawn. The prize includes meet the owner ,trainer and horse pre race, you will recieve a $50 each way bet on “Airpark Flyer”, then watch the race with them in the members stand , have some post race photos taken with the horse and then enjoy some hospitality in our sponsors tent.

Also on the day, Gabi Rennie and Macy Fraser,two of the star,s from the history making U17 Football Ferns who claimed the bronze medal in the 2018 Womens World Cup tournament in Uruguay will be on course to meet and greet and also there will be 6 signed footballs given away on the day.

Once again this year we will be supporting the Womens Cancer Foundation. All female drivers on the day will be wearing a set of teal driving pants and should any of the female drivers win a race HRNZ will donate $100 to the foundation and Amberley Trotting Club will match it. HRNZ staff will also be selling merchandise on the day with all proceeds going to the foundation.

The Amberley club have always embraced the ‘FAMILY ATMOSPHERE” on our racedays and once again there will be plenty of activities to keep the children entertained all day long , with giveaways, pony rides ,bouncy castle,childrens entertainer, lolly scramble and “Kids Go Racing “packs.

Amberley Trotting Clubs objective is to run a raceday which gives back to the Owners ,Trainers and Breeders which is why we strive to keep the stake levels up for the owners, the $500 Breeders Bonus and for the trainers, International Animal Health Products & Garrads Horse & Hound will donate a prize pack for a randomly selected trainer in each race and all trainers will go into the draw for a Major Prize Pack drawn after Race 7.

Airpark Canterbury have also donated a voucher of “up to 5 days parking at Airpark Canterbury and also includes a “business class wash” (approx. $150 value) and these will be presented to every winning trainer on the day.

John Mc Cabe will also be oncourse ,entertaining the crowd with his wonderful variety of songs between races .

So pack up the car , bring out the family and be prepared for a great day out. We still have some marquee packages and carpark packages available and they can be confirmed by contacting Warwick Duke on 03 313 6849 or [email protected]

More info on the day can be found by viewing the clubs website 


Alexandra Park – March Fundraising Race Nights  

Friday 8th February

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Alexandra Park Join us at Alexandra Park to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The sign known for their amazing personalities and great luck.

Top of the Park will be beautifully decorated, there will be a delicious Chinese-style buffet and plenty of beverages to choose from. Plus we have a little something in-store to test your good fortune.

Tickets from $70pp


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 featuring Dom Harvey, Melodie Robinson, Brooke Howard-Smith and Frank Bunce with two competitors to be named.

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.

Both nights consist of great prize giveaways.

To book phone 09 631 1165 or visit


Kapiti Coast – 1st and 3rd February

The Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club holds its annual two day race meeting at the Otaki Race course on Friday 1st February and Sunday 3rd February 2019.

The only harness racing to take place in the Wellington Region annually. North Island grass track racing at its very best on a near perfect sole of grass. [After an extensive grass resewing programme and track drainage work].   

The feature on Friday February 1st is the recently reintroduced Wellington Trotting Cup , mobile 2200 metres. A time honoured event once raced by open class pacers at Hutt Park. The Taranaki Kidz Carts will be in attendance both days with some very competitive races between these young people, the future of our industry. Patrons are encouraged to be on course Friday to participate in the All-Up Place Competition with a $500 prize up for grabs, for 5 place selections in a row with a $20 entry  all entries placed on the tote, and all successful keep their winnings ] .

The feature race on the Sunday Inter Island Summer Festival Race day, February 3rd is the $10,000 Otaki Cup run over 3000 metres from a stand. Taranaki Kidz Carts will be in attendance again with free sulky rides and plenty of free activates for the children, including a Bouncy Castle, Face painting , fun run events, treasure hunts, pony rides and much more. On course entertainment will include live music and ‘Flash Dancing’ displays. Join in the popular Punters Club and enjoy the success of recent years by the guest selector.

Visiting trainers, drivers and owners are warmly invited to our ever popular annual complimentary BBQ at 6.00pm on Saturday 2ndFebruary. A change of venue this year to the Boundary Tap & Kitchen, 3 Raumati Road, Raumati. A ‘free’ [Club provided] bus will operate between Otaki Railway Station and the venue during the  afternoon and evening. Raffles and spot prizes during the evening.

Two days not to be missed on the Kapiti Coast. Competitive stakes, very competitive racing on a near perfect Grass Track surface.

Chris Craddock  - Vice President

Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club Inc.

027 410 2420


Hororata – Touch of Teal Fashion Competition

To be held at the Hororata Trotting Club meeting on Sunday 10 February. In supporting Team Teal and the fight against Ovarian Cancer the club are holding a teal day, including the popular 'Touch Of Teal' fashion contest. 

To view the poster for more information click here


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