Club News - 28 November

TAB Jackpots

Pre-Christmas Bonuses on NZ Early Quaddies
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday between now and Christmas there will be a Bonus Early Quaddie on a NZ meeting:

Thoroughbreds: $20k Bonus Early Quaddie every Saturday
Harness: $5k Bonus Early Quaddie every Friday night AND Sunday
Greyhounds: $5k Bonus Early Quaddie every Thursday evening

There is a $5,000 Bonus Late Quaddie on Cambridge Harness this Wednesday night in addition to the Pre-Xmas Quaddie promotion.

Bonus Pools

Wed 28 Nov Cambridge Harness: $5k BONUS LATE Quaddie on the last four races 
Thu 29 Nov Addington Dogs: $5k BONUS Early Quaddie 
Fri 30 Nov Addington Harness: $5k BONUS Early Quaddie 
Sat 01 Dec Wanganui Races: $20k BONUS Early Quaddie 
Sun 02 Dec Methven Harness: $5k BONUS Early Quaddie

Pick Six 

Thu 29 Nov $40k Guaranteed at Forbury Park Night Harness
Fri 30 Nov $40k Guaranteed TURBO at Alex Park/Addington Night Harness


Sat 01 Dec Interdominion Harness: A$7k BONUS First4 Interdominion Heats
Tue 04 Dec Interdominion Harness: A$7k BONUS First4 Interdominion Heats


Waikato Bay of Plenty Harness - Wednesday 28 November 

An eight race programme starting at 5.38pm. There is a $5,000 Bonus Late Quaddie on Cambridge Harness this Wednesday night in addition to the Pre-Xmas Quaddie promotion


Forbury Park - Thursday 29 November

An eight race programme starting at 5.39pm. 


Alexandra Park - Friday 30 November

Christmas At The Races popular as ever

Alexandra Park’s eight Christmas At The Races hospitality evenings set down for November and December are selling fast but there’s still time.

“Our three November evenings are probably where we’ve got the best availability. However individuals, businesses and organisations need to book now to avoid disappointment,” says Roxanne Visser, Sales & Events Coordinator at Alexandra Park.

The 2018 Christmas At The Races evenings will take place on Fridays 16, 23 and 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December as well as Saturday 8 and 15 December.

The incredibly popular nights are promoted as the perfect work Christmas party with a gourmet buffet, stunning décor, and great entertainment including a visit from Santa himself!.

Holly packages remain available from $70 per person, as do the delightful Mistletoe packages at $115 with the option of track-view dining outside on the Epsom Balconies.

Also, still available are the premium Pohutukawa packages in the Tasman Room from $140 which include a premium drinks package. However, Pohutukawa packages in Alexandra Park’s level five Top of the Park venue, priced from $165, are now limited but with some availability still on 16 November and 21 December.

Ms Visser says regardless of the hospitality package, everyone gets to enjoy a sumptuous all-you-can-eat Christmas-style buffet.

Alexandra Park is renowned for delivering delicious dining packages and exciting harness racing under lights. Then after the last race, everyone gets together at The Alex Bar & Eatery to enjoy live entertainment.

For further information on Christmas At The Races or to reserve your table please call (09) 631-1165, email [email protected] or visit


Inter Dominions 2019 at Alexandra Park

Dates confirmed are:

Friday 29th November

Tuesday 3rd December

Friday 6th December


Saturday 14th December


ATC 2019 Syndicate:

Over the last two decades, the Auckland Trotting Club has formed 17 syndicates, each comprising either 40 or 50 shares and racing between 2 and 4 horses.

To date, all 17 syndicates have proved, or are proving, very successful:

At this year’s Australasian Classic Yearling Sale or the New Zealand Premier Yearling Sale, the Auckland Trotting Club 2019 Syndicate’s yearlings were selected by the top trainers Robert Dunn, Brent Mangos and Logan Hollis / Shane Robertson:

Name: Alta Redeemer

Trainer: Robert Dunn

Name: Christianshavtime

Trainer: Logan Hollis / Shane Robertson

Name: Bet West

Trainer: Brent Mangos

When you join an ATC Syndicate, not only do you get to enjoy the thrill of owning and racing harness racehorses, but you can also be very involved in Harness Racing generally, initially at Alexandra Park and the wider Auckland/Waikato area and then quite possibly venturing further afield in New Zealand and Australia, as some previous ATC Syndicates have.

There are many advantages involved with being part of one of the Auckland Trotting Club Syndicates. These include; the comparatively low costs, the opportunity to share in the ownership of well bred horses trained by some of the best trainers in New Zealand, making new friendships with like-minded people, having total involvement in the Harness Racing industry and having the opportunity to participate in social events and possibly travel throughout the year.

Every month, syndicate members receive a detailed newsletter documenting each horse’s progress, member news, and other information. Regular updates are placed on a phone-in message service, which can be accessed at anytime from anywhere in New Zealand free of charge.

We have already had syndicate members from a wide geographical location around New Zealand, from Kaeo and Kaitaia in the North, to Dunedin and Invercargill in the South, as well as from the USA, Canada, England, Japan, Australia (Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia) and even Iceland.

Each year of establishing a new Syndicate, the Auckland Trotting Club has implemented their hugely successful formula of buying three richly bred yearlings at the Yearling Sales, with these horses being selected by and trained by some of New Zealand’s leading trainers.

For further information please contact or go to

Andrew Jamieson – ATC Syndication Manager

Mob: + 64 21 253 8765

Email:  [email protected]

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via email on [email protected] or give us a call on 09 631 1165


Addington Raceway - Friday 30 November

Hello Everyone,

The Silly Season is upon us, and we are excited our first Christmas at the Races is this Friday!  Be sure to come along for a great night out. 

December Christmas at the Races  - Experience A Christmas Party Like No Other! – Limited Options Remain

This year races on the 6, 8 & 14 December have a phenomenal festive atmosphere, delicious food, entertainment and of course great harness racing action on the track.  Whatever your group’s size, budget or style, we can cater to make sure everyone has a fabulous time.  Options start from $75 per person.  Call 338 9094 to book.

End of Year Celebration ~ 21st December Races 
Get your colleagues, friends and family together for one of the last working days of the year, and relax and unwind on the Lindauer Lawn from 2pm while watching the races.  Package includes: Christmas-themed BBQ buffet, allocated outdoor seating with umbrella, live entertainment between races and cash bar facilities. Only $38 per person. Call 338 9094 to book.

Wishing to organize food easily leading up to the Silly Season? - ADDINGTON PANTRY ONLINE CATERING can help out by delivering tasty food straight to your office, stables and/or home.  Please visit our website to view our delicious menu.   For further details please call 338 9094. 

MET MULTIPLIER $7,000 BONUS – HAVE YOU WON THIS YET? Be sure to remember what the Met Multiplier could mean to you when thinking about where to race your horse(s) over the coming months!  
HOW DO I GET IT? - Start a horse at NZMTC Meetings a minimum of 15 TIMES over a rolling 12 MONTH period and WIN or dead heat in just ONE of these starts.  For full terms & conditions for all of the above please view

UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC - Thursday 6 December - Saturday 8 December - Friday 14 December (Tentative) - Friday 21 December (Tentative)

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

Take care, travel safe and we look forward to seeing you soon. From the Addington Team.


Oamaru - Saturday 1 December

Brothers In Arms Raceday, now on the all weather surface at Oamaru. First race 12.12pm. 


Methven Trotting Club - Sunday 2 December

The Methven Trotting Club’s Christmas meeting is this Sunday and the locals have been busy sprucing up the course and surrounds for the big day.

Feature races are the Methven Four Square Pacers Green Mile and the Neumann’s Tyres/Fast Track Insurance Trotters Green Mile both have been spectacular contests in recent years and this year is sure to be no different.

The track is in great order and hosted some 180 horses at last Sundays Trials with fast times the order of the day. The club has organized plenty of Christmas activities for children and adults alike with bird in a barrow races, best hat and barbeque contests, lolly scrambles, egg and spoon races and numerous giveaways.

The club is progressing the development of excess land along the back straight with some of these sections likely to be marketed in the coming year.The objective being to safeguard the future of the club financially.

The theme of the day will be to acknowledge the huge contribution made to the club over the years by the local Harrison family who recently lost club patron  Tom Harrison. Tom along with his father and brothers have supported the club both as horse trainers, owners and administrators for a huge amount of time and it will be lovely to see many of the current members of the family on-course Sunday.

Sadly the club also lost longtime and extremely popular committee member Bernie Davidson after a long illness Bernie’s good humour and courage made a deep impression on us all and we also would like to acknowledge his contribution.

The club always supports a local charity and this meeting racebook gold coin donations will go to the Methven Play Centre.

So see you at Methven Sunday for great racing, great scenery and old fashioned country hospitality

- Mike Heenan for Methven Trotting Club


Southern Harness News - Online Noms from 1 December

The Southern Harness Racing Board has made a directive from 1st December ALL nominations must be made online. This will act as confirmation of your nominations.

With Southern Harness Racing now preparing race fields for over 70 meetings this historical process of receiving manual nominations by phone is an inefficient use of staff resources.  With the workload, this manual process also increases the risk of errors being made.

Note: This is for nominations only and all other communication will be as in the past.

Nominations will need to be done through the Trainers Login Password on the HRNZ Website or by login on your phone by downloading the app.  Please watch the tutorial below:

If trainers wish to have training on the use of online nominations please contact the Southern Harness office and this will be arranged for you.


After a successful Nugget Series and culminating in a Super Nugget Final for a $20,000 stake, the Board has gone further and introduced a Ladyship Series for fillies and mares. All these series finals have a stake of $12,000 and Super Finals for $20,000.

All winners of Finals gain automatic qualification for the Super Finals. Dates are:

  • Super Nugget Final (Pacers) – 9th March 2019 (NSTC)
  • Ladyship Stakes Final (Fillies & Mares) – 6th April 2019 (Invercargill HRC)
  • Gold Chip Final (Trotters) – 13th April 2019 (Winton HRC)

For full conditions of these series please refer to Raceday Programmes.


All Races programmed rated R60 & faster will be carrying a stake of $14,999 (irrespective of gait).  This is to reward the faster classes horses in the area and a continual increase in stakes in Southland to keep the horses locally and not offshore.


Kawatiri Trials Day (Westport) - December 8

The Westport Trotting Club is holding their Kawatiri Day Trials on Dec 8th. 

Nominations by Thurs 6th to Karen O’Dea 021 0306146 or [email protected]


Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club Inc Update

Fantastic news Harness racing enthusiasts and participants. The Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club can confirm that our 2019 Racing License has been recently granted by the NZ Racing Board for Friday 1st February and Sunday 3rd February to be held on the MAIN OUTSIDE TRACK of the Otaki Maori Race Course, Otaki. This is North Island GRASS TRACK harness racing at its very best. A successful galloping race meeting was held last Thursday on the Otaki Maori Race course and the track came through with ‘flying colours’ , after extensive drainage work and grass reseeding of the surface. By February 2019 we expect the grass track to offer a near “perfect” racing surface for all HARNESS participants.  

The Club anticipates that stakes will be on a par with our 2018 meeting, being $9,000 per race , with the Wellington Trotting Cup run on the Friday with a stake of $12,000 and the Otaki Cup run on the Sunday for $12,000.[ These stakes were the highest of any North Island Grass track harness meeting in 2018]. There will be 10 races programmed each day.  

The usual Kapiti hospitality will be on offer for all industry participants and owners. We welcome you all with open arms on the Kapiti Coast at Otaki Racecourse in early February 2019.

Chris Craddock

Vice President

Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club Inc.

027 410 2420      


Southern Harness News  A TON OF FEED TO BE WON

Thanks to McMillan Equine Feeds, there is a ton of feed to be won during the 2018/2019 Southern Harness Racing season.

At every Sunday race meeting during the season the trainer of every race winner will win a free bag of McMillan Equine Feeds.

At the conclusion of the Wyndham Harness Racing Club meeting on Sunday 18 November all trainers who have won a race on a Sunday up until that time will get one entry into a draw for 20 bags of McMillan Equine Feeds.

The competition then starts afresh with the trainer of each Sunday race winner for the remainder of the season getting one entry into a new draw for 20 bags of McMillan Equine Feeds to be held after the Invercargill Harness Racing Club meeting on Sunday 3 March.

That is one ton of McMillan Equine Feeds up for grabs!

Southern Harness Racing thanks McMillan Equine Feeds for their generous support.


Sunday 16 December Winton HRC - Winton

Sunday 6 January Wyndham HRC - Cromwell

Sunday 3 February Wyndham HRC - Wyndham

Sunday 17 February Winton HRC - Winton

Sunday 3 March Invercargill HRC - Invercargill 


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Oamaru Race Track - an update on the All Weather Track

After feedback from drivers following on from the Kurow Harness Racing Meeting where drivers felt the screening between races of the running line was not effective, the club would like to advise the following: