Club News 29 August
6am In The Gig - With replays through the week
Forbury Park (TS1)
Lazarus – Canadian Pacing Derby – Sunday 1.30pm Trackside 2
Thursday night - $25,000 Pick Six at Cambridge
Friday night - $25,000 Pick Six at Addington
August and September - Every Sunday will have a $20,000 Guaranteed Quaddie on the last four races.
Waikato Bay of Plenty – Thursday night
Nine race card starting at 5.19pm
Addington Raceway and Events Centre
The first race to the Road to the Cup is this Friday – Allied Security Maurice Holmes Vase. Good luck to all the connections, as whoever wins gains automatic entry into the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Race.
Also a friendly reminder for those amazing people yet to book for Father’s Day, please see Spectators special be in to win offer below.
KIWI PUNTERS CHAMPIONSHIP IS BACK THIS FRIDAY AT ADDINGTON AND WE’RE LOOKING FOR NEW ZEALAND’S BEST PUNTER
We invite you to register online to compete for your slice of over $100,000 in local prizes and a trip for two to LAS VEGAS, where you’ll contend for US$2.5M at the National Horseplayers Championship Tour Final in February 2019. Please visit addington.co.nz to register.
RACE NIGHT DINING – FABULOUS OPTIONS AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY!
Spectators - Make sure you pop in to Spectators for a delicious burger or pizza while watching a great night of racing.
$15 A LA CARTE DINING – Choose from five of our divine dishes that are available in the Christian Cullen Lounge, located on level 1 of the Metropolitan Stand. (Gluten free and vegetarian options available).
STABLES BBQ – Enjoy a bite to eat from the Stables BBQ. Whether it is a juicy burger or a pottle of chips, your hunger cravings will be satisfied. The BBQ is located at the stables entrance directly beside the Lindauer Lawn.
Father’s Day in Spectators – AMAZING OFFER!
Spectators Bar & Bistro has the ultimate Father's Day gift. Just book a table on the big day (2 September) and Dad will receive the following;
x6 tickets to the Canterbury vs Manawatu Mitre 10 Cup game.
Go in the draw to win 18 holes of golf with a cart for two at the Clearwater Golf Club, Christchurch, New Zealand.
To book please call 03 339-7915 or visit spectators.co.nz to book online.
UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/090732pg.htm September 7 (Tentative)
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/091432pg.htm September 14 (Tentative)
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/092032pg.htm September 20 (Tentative)
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/092832pg.htm September 28 (Tentative)
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/100532pg.htm October 5 (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.
Forbury Park – Sunday 2 September
Forbury Park day meeting, ten race card starting at 12.22pm.
Alexandra Park News
Friday 14th of September - Thai Night.
Thai night features an all you can eat Thai buffet, traditional entertainment, live harness racing and more!
Book for your chance to win big with Thai airways!
If you have any further questions or to book, don’t hesitate to contact us via email on [email protected] or give us a call on 09 631 1165
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
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 www.alexandrapark.co.nz/racing/syndicates:
Andrew Jamieson – ATC Syndication Manager
Tel: + 64 9 238 9212
Mob: + 64 21 253 8765
Email: [email protected]
Alexandra Park Ultimate Christmas party dates announced
Alexandra Park has officially announced its Christmas At The Races hospitality evenings, with eight dates confirmed for November and December.
2018’s Christmas At The Races will take place on Fridays 16, 23 and 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December as well as Saturday 8 and 15 December.
“Christmas at the Races is one of our most popular events of the year. If you’re looking for a fantastic and easy to organise Christmas party with delicious food, stunning décor, great entertainment, and an all-round fun night out for everyone then this is it,” says Roxanne Visser, Sales & Events Coordinator at Alexandra Park.
Alexandra Park’s advertising campaign this year reminds people that ‘It’s never too early…’ In fact, tickets are already selling fast, with some rooms on some nights already sold out or close to it!
“These incredibly popular evenings make for the perfect work Christmas party. With just four months until Christmas, we’re encouraging people, businesses and organisations not to sit back but make that booking now,” she says.
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.
“Not only are we providing eight dates to choose from, including two Saturdays, but we’re giving people plenty of options when it comes to location, the type of hospitality package, and cost. However, regardless of the hospitality package people decide, everyone gets to enjoy a sumptuous Christmas-style buffet.
“We’ve got Holly packages available from $70 per person, Mistletoe packages at $115, and Pohutukawa packages in our stunning level five venue, Top of the Park, from $165 per person which includes our premium buffet, a premium drinks package and of course the best view at Alexandra Park,” says Ms Visser.
Alexandra Park’s internationally-themed cuisine race nights continue with Thai Night on Friday 14 September where two return air tickets to Thailand will be won thanks to Thai Airways. Italian Night is on 21 September and Tropical Nights At The Races will take place on 13 and 27 October.
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 21 October Tuapeka HRC – Forbury Park, Dunedin
Sunday 28 October Invercargill HRC – Invercargill
Sunday 4 November Riverton TC – Invercargill
Sunday 11 November Wyndham HRC - Wyndham
Sunday 18 November Wyndham HRC - Wyndham
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
Thanks to Woodlands Stud the Invercargill Harness Racing Club is pleased to be able to offer the following stallions for tender:
One service to Sweet Lou (valued at $6000)
One service to Downbytheseaside (valued at $6000)
One service to What The Hill (valued at $7000)
Tenders close at 5pm on Tuesday 25 September 2018
Tenders and inquiries to: Lindsay Beer, Promotions Officer, Southern Harness Racing
021 351 499
North Island Awards – Saturday 1 September
To be held in the Tasman Room at Alexandra Park. Commencing at 5.30pm, three course dinner, beer, wine, spirits and juices and live band on the night.
Tickets are $130 per head, with juniors and cadets full subsidized.
Formal dress, jacket and tie. For tickets and more information contact Suzanne Herlihy 027 407 1057.
Alexandra Park - He’s Watching Stallion Tender
Alexandra Park is thrilled to offer a stallion tender to promising new sire He’s Watching, courtesy of Alabar Stud.
Tenders close 8pm 21 September 2018, for more information or for a Tender Application please email Karen Blanchard [email protected]
Mutt Hutt Dates
Dates for the Mount Hutt Trotting Club workouts and trials for the 18/19 season
2018 Aug 25TH Sat
Sept 8th Trials
Sept 22nd Sat
Oct 6th Sat
Oct 27th Sat
Nov 11th Sun Trials
Nov 17th Sat
Dec 8th Sat
Dec 22nd Sat
2019 Jan 12th Sat
Jan 26th Sat
Feb 3rd Sun
Feb 17th Sun Trials
Feb 24th Sun
Mar 9th Sat
Mar 23rd Sat
Apr 6th Sat
Apr 27th Sat
May 11th Sat
Canterbury Combined Awards Dinner - Saturday 15 September 2018
6.30pm pre-dinner drinks - 7.15pm dinner and awards.
Master of Ceremonies will be Mark McNamara – race caller extraordinaire!
Tickets $55 each -Table of ten $550
Includes a superb buffet dinner, introductory drink and platters, interspersed with the presentation of awards.
Numbers limited to 300
To purchase tickets or for more information, contact
Noel Kennard 021 969 969, 347 9699,
Email: [email protected]