Club News 30 October

TAB News

Pick6 this week - $25K Pick Six Manawatu Thursday.

$25K Pick Six at Alexandra Park Friday

$25K Pick Six at Kaikoura Monday

Bonus Quaddies

Friday - Alexandra Park Night Harness: $10k BONUS LATE Quaddie Last 4 Races

Sunday - Kaikoura Harness: $10k BONUS LATE Quaddie Last 4 Races


Methven Trotting Club - Friday 1 November

The Methven Trotting Club is breaking new ground with its first ever twilight meeting this Friday starting at approximately 3pm.

Track preparations have been challenging with the constant rain but despite that Carl Markham and his team have the old place in tip top order and with things finally starting to feel like summer everything is ready for a big afternoon.

The club is hoping that it will present Friday night socializers at pubs and clubs with some rare grass track racing on a Friday evening and hope to entice  local and Christchurch patrons to head to the Mt. Harding track for some exciting harness action.

The differences don’t stop there with a preponderance of sprint events both mobile and standing starts for the lesser performed trotters and pacers.

Other differences include the second outing for a new menu which attracted much favourable comment at the October Methven Cup well done to all involved love the lamb rolls!

So for a quickfire  afternoon at the races head down to Methven with your punting shoes on you won’t need a jacket  as at Methven the sun always shines!

Mike Heenan for Methven Trotting Club


Alexandra Park News – Friday 1 November

  • Alexandra Park Christmas at the Races  |  November & December
    Plan the perfect Christmas Party to celebrate the end of the year with Alexandra Park Christmas at the Races. Enjoy a delicious Christmas buffet surrounded by colleagues, friends and family. We’ve got premier harness racing action featuring the IRT Inter Dominion Championship and live entertainment after the last race. Don’t delay as this is our busiest time of year, head to to get your tickets!
  • IRT Inter Dominion Championship Series  |  November & December
    Witness the ultimate test of equine speed and strength at this years’ IRT Inter Dominion Championship Series at Alexandra Park throughout November and December. Start with the Welcome Cocktail Party being held at the Rydges Rooftop Terrace on Thursday 28th November. Then get absolutely engulfed in harness racing action with the IRT ID19 heats (29th November, 3rd December, 6th December). Don’t miss the Barrier Draw Brunch at The Alex Bar & Eatery on Sunday 8th December to get you amped up for the GRAND FINAL on Saturday 14th December where you’ll see the best of the best go head to head to take out the championship! Keen to find out more information? Go to


Kaikoura Trotting Club – November 3 and 4

The Kaikoura Trotting Club is already preparing for the annual Alabar Weekend of Racing at South Bay Racecourse to be held this year on Sunday November 3 and Monday November 4.

Working bees are underway, and the club are calling for trainers to please contact them in advance to arrange horse accommodation and assistance with any accommodation for trainers/drivers and owners.

Minimum stake on Sunday’s twilight meeting is $8,000, with other races with stakes of $9,000 and $11,000. 

The Club will pay all non-stake winners an additional $100 to assist in transport costs for this day.

On Alabar Kaikoura Cup Day on Monday the minimum stake is $10,000.

If anyone has any questions or wants to book their accommodation for horses please contact the club directly or Grant Anderson on 027 450 5468


Harness Racing Waikato - Tuesday 5 November

Melbourne Cup Day @ Cambridge Raceway

 Join us at Cambridge Raceway and enjoy live coverage of The Melbourne Cup on the big screen followed by on course Harness Racing action. Our Public Bar provides the perfect spot for the live broadcast and promises to be a great afternoon (and evening) of entertainment. 

All welcome on the day with FREE ENTRY to the public bar. There is also the option to click on the link to reserve a table for only $20 & enjoy a a bucket of 4x Corona on arrival.    

Date: Tuesday 5th November 2019

Location: Public Bar (ground floor), Cambridge Raceway


12:00pm – Doors open

12:30pm – 5.30pm, Live coverage of the Melbourne Cup

6:09pm – First race

9.50- Last race


Book a table: $20 & receive a bucket of 4x Corona* on arrival 

Head to- to book!

*Alcohol will not be served to anyone intoxicated or under the age of 18.

The owners of each race winner on the day will receive a special gift basket as well as well as hospitality in the Presidents Room where crayfish will be part of the menu.

The first race is scheduled from 12.24pm and admission to the course is free.


Addington Raceway and Events Centre

Hello Everyone,

This Friday is the last race meeting prior to Cup Week!  Good luck to all horses and connections racing this Friday!

It is all go!  The team are working hard for our biggest week!  We are track with our build schedule.  We have installed 3 marquees, 118 still to go! 

Addington Cup Week Hospitality – wait listing only

Corporate Hospitality  - is all sold out for both days.  If you are still looking for tickets, please call the lovely Joanne McMaster on 021 0298 5972 or email her on [email protected] and I am sure she will be able to assist. 

LIMITED TICKETS LEFT -  TAB Trackside Retreat -  For the ultimate betting experience with friends or colleagues there is no better place to view all the top racing action.  TAB Trackside Retreat is positioned in a reserved area in The Edge Public Village directly in line with the 75m mark.  It has easy access to a private viewing area and direct views to the large screen. 

10 SEATS LEFT - Reserved Seating Tickets – only $65 per person + booking fee - A reserved seat offers prime viewing to capture all the entertainment and thrilling racing action.  Anyone booking a reserved ticket is able to access everything that is available in the General Admission area! 

SHOW DAY RACES – There will be no public surcharges, and entry will be by gold coin donation to Maia Health Foundation.  

SPECTATORS BAR & BISTRO - A seat in Spectators to watch all the racing action on TV’s or via the exclusive outdoor area to the Lindauer Lawn.  You’ll have the opportunity to order one of Spectators famous pizzas amongst other delicious treats, snacks and refreshments off the menu.

2019 Spectators Bar & Bistro Ticket Prices:

  • Adult (available 2 Sept until sold out) – $30 per person + booking fee
  • Children (aged 14 years and under) – Free (limited tickets)

There are numerous public areas available with your gold coin entry including the Lindauer and Blanc de Blanc Lawns, Twiggers and the Christian Cullen Lounge where tasty Kiwi treats and refreshments will be available.

Have a great week everyone.  We look forward to hosting you soon!  


Cheviot Harness Racing Club – Stallion Tenders

The Cheviot Harness Racing Club has two stallion tenders on offer.

DOWNBYTHESEASIDE – a son of Somebeachsomewhere

  • Equal fastest 2yo in Standardbred history, paced 1.49 - Breeders Crown Final
  • 2019/20 Service Fee RRP – $6,000+GST.

PEGASUS SPUR – sire of Speeding Spur

  • Sire of Speeding Spur – now competing at the highest level in the USA
  • Sire of Paramount Gee Gee
  • 2019/20 Service Fee RRP – $3,000+GST.

Please send all tenders before then to [email protected]


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