Club News 27 March

Addington Raceway and Events Centre – Friday 30 March

Hello Everyone,

We continue to have phenomenal racing each Friday!  Race 1 this week is 5.11pm. Good luck everyone! 

We also have another couple of one off events for you to consider. 

Blyth Tait Dinner – Thursday 11 April 6pm

We are extremely fortunate to have Trackside’s Box Seat Greg O’Connor and Racing Commentator Mark McNamara be the Masters of Ceremonies at this event.  Please join us to hear what the one and only Blyth Tait’s plans are for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo whilst enjoying a mouth watering two course plated dinner.  Tickets are $75 per person and $700 per table of 10.  A drink on arrival is included in this price, as well as $10 of every ticket sold will be donated to Eventing Canterbury!  To book your tickets please call 03 338 9094 or book online -  visit addington.co.nz.

Punters Challenge – BE IN TO WIN $4,000 – Friday 5 April

Our next 5 star race meeting has excellent Group Races on the cards.  A great opportunity to enter a team for the Punters Challenge.  Entry Fee is $610 per team, of which $10 per team goes to St John and Ronald McDonald House. Entries and enquires to Richard Bromley, Email: [email protected]

Entries close: 5pm Thursday 4 April 2019.  Happy Punting!

IRT Harness Jewels – Let’s Celebrate, book your spot today!

Welcome Pre Function Dinner – Thursday 30 May 6.00pm

Silks & Satin Lounge, Level 2 Metropolitan Stand

Hosted by Greg O’Connor and Michael Guerin, this special evening will celebrate the history of this wonderful event.  Included in the festivities will be the IRT Harness Jewels commentators Tony Lee, Mark McNamara and Aaron White who through their commentaries, will highlight this special race series.  As part of this night HRNZ will present the IRT Harness Jewels colours to the leading set of connections in each category.

Evening includes;

  • Three course plated dinner
  • Cash bar facilities available

$70 per person

$650 for a table of 10

To book or for more information please contact Joanne McMaster on 339 7908 or [email protected]

IRT in association with TAB Harness Jewels Golf Day – Friday 31 May

This is a Four Ball Best Ball Stableford event to be held at the Templeton Golf Club.  The day will start with a pre-game BBQ from 10.30am with teams teeing off from 11.30am.  There will be a prize giving post game.

Individual $50 per player

Sponsorship $250+GST per hold including a team of 4

To book or for more information please contact Greg O’Connor at greg.o’[email protected]

IRT Harness Jewels – Hospitality Packages – Saturday 1 June

Ruby Lounge

Located on level 3 of the Metropolitan Stand, enjoy panoramic views over the track in a lounge setting with casual seating.   Ideal for groups of friends wanting the best views, in a more relaxed atmosphere where you can mix and mingle with other racing enthusiasts. (No allocated seating)

Package Includes:

  • · Course admission, racebooks and access to the Ruby Lounge
  • · Complimentary drink on arrival
  • · Stand-up grazing stations with an array of antipasto and seafood platters, fresh salads, carvery meats, fresh breads, hot vegetables, and a dessert selection
  • · A cash bar offering a selection of premium wines, NZ premium and standard beers, house spirits and non-alcoholic beverages (beverage tabs can be arranged on the day)
  • · Barista coffee and tea available throughout the day
  • · Private TAB facilities and Trackside TV’s
  • · Racing Master of Ceremonies

$195 per person

Silks & Satin Lounge

Soak up the atmosphere and excitement in one of our largest lounges on course. Located on level 2 of the Metropolitan Stand with uninterrupted views of the winning post, this is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after positions for those wanting the complete hospitality experience. Allocated seating is at shared tables of 10 people.

Package Includes:

  • · Course admission, racebooks and access to the Silks & Satin Lounge
  • · Three course buffet lunch, including cold meats, seafood and salads, hot dishes, carvery, and mouth-watering desserts
  • · All beverages included – premium wines, NZ premium and standard beers, house spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • · Barista coffee and tea available throughout the day
  • · Live entertainment
  • · Private TAB facilities and Trackside TV’s
  • · Racing Master of Ceremonies

$295 per person

Spectators Punters Lounge

This is the perfect place for racing enthusiasts wanting a relaxed and casual place to mix and mingle. Enjoy the comfort of lounge facilities with access to the front of the Lindauer Lawn to watch all the trackside action. Spectators also offers a large screen, bar leaners and casual seating. (No allocated seating)

Package Includes:

  • · Course admission, racebooks and access to Spectators Punters Lounge
  • · Continuous spit roast grazing stations including fresh vegetables, seasonal salads, pork, Canterbury lamb and sweet treats
  • · A cash bar offering a selection of premium wines, NZ premium and standard beers, house spirits and non-alcoholic beverages (beverage tabs can be arranged on the day)
  • · Barista coffee and tea available throughout the day
  • · Private TAB facilities and Trackside TV’s
  • · Racing Master of Ceremonies

$125 per person

For hospitality bookings or for more information please contact Joanne McMaster on 339 7908 or [email protected]

All details and booking forms are also on our website – addington.co.nz.

We look forward to hosting you all.

Have a great week.

From the Addington Team

 

Invercargill – Saturday 30 March

The annual Regent Race Day takes place at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill this Saturday 30 March in conjunction with the Invercargill Harness Racing Club.

Two ANZ Premiership double passes to the Ascot Park Hotel Steel versus Pulse game on Monday 6 May will be up for grabs during the day in a unique competition. At some point during the day two cars from the public car park with Regent Car Court number plate surrounds will be selected at random with the owner of the each of the cars selected given one of the double passes.     

There are eight races on the programme with the first at 12.30pm. A free bag of lollies for all the children on course will be handed out after Race 6 while a Level One Restaurant & Bar voucher to the value of $50 will be won by lucky draw from all losing tote tickets after Race 6.

Features include the Southland Harness Awards Ladyship Final Mobile Pace run over 2200m for a stake of $12,000.

Admission is free.

 

Methven Trotting Club - 31 March

The Methven Trotting Club is well underway with preparations for our final Autumn meeting on Sunday March 31 the big feature on the day being the Woodlands Mt Hutt Country Cup over the 3,000m distance. Recent rain has improved the track which was starting to feel  the effects of a dry 6 weeks.

A big focus on the day will be an attempt to assist Pete Davis and Margo Nyhan with the club encouraging a gold coin donation the proceeds of which will be added to by the Methven Club and given to the pair in whichever means would be of most assistance. Go well and lots of love  Pete and Margo friend to so many in our local  harness community. Kudos to committeeman Nigel Armstrong for all his efforts in this cause.

The club has arranged for former local Maurice McKendry to be guest driver and with  Morrie in the twilight of his career it may well be the last chance for locals to see this very popular and talented horseman in action. Maurice is the winner of 3239 races and stakes of $28,474,507 and the club is very serious about getting Maurice driving in every race and hoping to set something up through the T.A.B. whereby he goes head to head with our other local horseman Ricky May the winner of 2901 races and $31,357,872 in stakes. Anyone who can help us with an opportunity for Maurice please ring Richard Bromley 021888900 or Mike Heenan 0272999604.

 

Rangiora Harness Racing Club – 7 and 14 April

Rangiora Harness Racing Club will be holding its Rangiora Classic Race Day on Sunday 14th April, the second of two meetings in April, the other meeting held on Sunday 7th April.

The feature event will be the Airpark Canterbury Rangiora Classic, a Group Three Free For All carrying a stake of $30,000. This race has attracted some of the country’s best pacers in past years and the Club is hoping for a top field again this year.

A second feature race on the programme is the Kotare Downs Rangiora Three Year Old Stakes for a stake of $13,000. This race provides an opportunity for, to date lesser performed horses to win a significant feature race before the end of their three year old season. This race has gone from strength to strength in recent years and the Club is looking forward to another exciting event this year. The winners of both races will receive silver trophies and dress rugs.

The fillies and mares race for 3yo & older race horses on the card for this meeting will see the winner receive a free service to Terror to Love kindly donated by Harcourt Lodge.

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