Club News 3 July
Pick6 Jackpot this week - $75k Terminating at Forbury Park Harness on Thursday night.
Ashburton TC Family Farming Day – 14 July
The Ashburton Trotting clubs July 14th meeting will host for the second year its Farming family Day at the races. Local racing identity Bruce Taylor and rural advocate an Ashburton TC Clerk of the Course Craig Wiggins have managed to rally a good team of supporters and rural industry sponsors to run this event.
An idea Wiggins took to the Ashburton TC after noticing the stress farmers were under with Mycoplasma Bovis and other rural issues during the winter months. Wiggins said: “the Ashburton club got right behind the idea and Bruce with his local connections made it happen,”
This year the the event has been ramped up with skydivers jumping in during the day, classic car displays, mini health checks for farmers, sulky races good food, racing and spot prizes for many including those unlucky on the tote and lots of children's activities.
With the Ashburton TC making the amenities available this year and some serious interest being shown on social media they expect another full house. The organisers hope to get a few drivers into the room for some one on one interviews and some punting help for those new to the track, but mostly we hope that farmers and their families just have a really good day off farm and enjoy the atmosphere.
Alexandra Park News – Friday 5 July
Arabian Night – Friday 26th July from 5.30pm – Top of the Park
Nurahib bik, we welcome you!
We are extremely excited to host the first ever Arabian Night here at Alexandra Park! Let your senses get carried into a world of rich culture and mystical wonder, with the all-you-can-eat buffet transporting your taste buds to the Middle-East and the ever-exciting harness racing action taking place on the track below! Set in Top of the Park on Friday 26th July from 5.30pm, be sure to secure your table today!
Phone 09 631 1165, email [email protected] or book online at https://racenight.alexandrapark.co.nz/event/TOP260719/
Christmas at the Races featuring the Inter Dominion Championship 2019
Christmas at the Races are some of the hottest nights on the Alexandra Park Harness Racing calendar. Choose from our various rooms and packages the best option to suit your guests, get into the festive spirit with our amazing Christmas themed all-you-can-eat buffet and keep your eye out for Santa.
There will be competitions, entertainment, photographers and non-stop harness racing excitement, plus live entertainment after the last race.
This year offers added value with the Inter Dominion Championship being run in New Zealand for the first time in 8 years. Explore the best Alexandra Park has to offer, but don’t forget to book quickly as these popular nights don’t last long.
For more information visit: https://www.alexandrapark.co.nz/whats-on/christmas-races-2019/
To make a booking, do it online or contact us 09 631 1165 or email [email protected]
South of the Bombays Race Series ($14,999)
JUNE 14 & 21 / JULY 5 & 12
This series of races are primarily targeted for those horses who have predominantly raced at North Island tracks outside of Alexandra Park during the current 2018-2019 season. Eligibility Criteria: Since August 1, 2018. (All to be totalisator starts)
(1) A minimum of two starts at a North Island track outside of Alexandra Park or Cambridge Raceway, or
(2) A minimum of two starts at Cambridge Raceway plus one other start at a North Island Track outside of Alexandra Park, or
(3) Alternatively a minimum of three starts at Cambridge Raceway.
These criteria do not preclude horses who have had starts at Alexandra Park as long as they meet any of the other eligibility criteria.
Mid-Winter Christmas – Christmas Party 21 & 28 June & 5 & 12 July 2019:
Indulge in the festivity of mid-winter Christmas with Alexandra Park.
Embrace the winter chills and find some festive spirit whilst enjoying the best harness racing in New Zealand. Offering FOUR function rooms and packages over four mid-winter Friday nights, there is something to suit all groups and budgets.
Dream of mulled wine, all-you-can-eat buffet and a lively social atmosphere.
Explore the best Alexandra Park has to offer, but don’t forget to book quickly as these popular nights don’t last long.
Tables are selling fast so don’t miss out on the best spots. Go to www.alexandrapark.co.nz to book your tickets or ring 096131165.
Addington Raceway and Events Centre News – Friday 5 July
IT’S ALL GO AT ADDINGTON IN JULY!
Macca Lodge South of the Waitaki Winter Warmer Series! - Starts this Friday!
This series consists of three heats and has a total stake money of $43,000. To be eligible for this series, horses had to be registered with HRNZ in the name of a trainer(s) based South of the Waitaki River as at 1 May through to 26 July 2019. The series will be for 3YO and older pacers assessed up to R60 as at the closing of nominations for heat one. The first place getters in each heat will have automatic entry into the final on Friday 26 July. For further details, please visit; http://www.addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/, or call Brian Rabbitt on 027 407 7234.
$50 All Up July Challenge - 4 chances to win $500! - Starts this Friday!
5, 12, 19 and 26 July 2019
Simply place a $50 All Up on any of the four meetings in July and if your bet has the highest return for the week you will win an extra $500.
Entries and further enquiries contact Richard Bromley, Email: [email protected] or call him on 021 888 900. Richard will be based in Christian Cullen Lounge each week. Please also visit our website for further - https://www.addington.co.nz/racing/50-all-up-july-challenge/
Pascoes The Jewellers Ladies Night Friday 26 July – based in Silks Lounge to view all the races!
TICKETS ON SALE, please go to - https://www.addington.co.nz/events-centre/events/ladies-night/
This fabulous night includes;
- A glass of bubbles on arrival
- Gourmet buffet dinner
- Treat yourself to our nail art bar or a neck massage
- Opportunity to win a horse ownership experience on the night
- Entertainment throughout the night with harness racing action and live music after the last race
- Spot prizes throughout the night from Pascoes The Jewellers, Caci Riccarton, Lancôme and Addington
Major Prizes to be won include;
- 1 carat diamond ring valued at $3,300 thanks to our overall naming rights sponsor and principal partner Pascoes The Jewellers.
- 3-night escape on the Sunshine coast at the Peninsular Beachfront Resort Mooloolaba courtesy of Addington, with $1,000 towards airfares from Harness Racing New Zealand.
Have a great week everyone and we look forward to welcoming you to Addington soon.
From the Addington Team.