Club News 7 August

TAB News

Pick6 this week - $40 Pick6 Friday night at Alexandra Park.

August and September - Harness First4

$6,000 Bonus First4 on a Race 4 Every Friday Night in Aug/Sept and on Race 4 at Addington on Thu 19 Sept.

Alexandra Park News – Friday 9 August

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:

To make a booking, do it online or contact us 09 631 1165 or email [email protected]


Gore Harness Racing Club - 10 August

The new season in the south kicks off this Saturday with the Gore Harness Racing Club hosting an 8 race card. As a lead in to this the Club are hosting their AGM on Friday night with Guest Speaker ‘Matthew Williamson’ speaking on his recent trip to the World Driving Champs in Sweden. The Southland Harness Awards follow on Sunday night so it’s a big weekend for Harness Racing in the deep south.

The Gore Harness Racing Club would like to announce the return of the ‘Spring Fling Bonus’.
The Club will be paying a $1,000 Bonus (plus a cool down rug) to the highest points earner for a filly/mare and a colt/gelding over the 3 days racing at the clubs meetings on 10th August, 25th August and 12th October.
Points will be awarded as follows: 1st-10pts, 2nd-6pts, 3rd-3pts, 4th-2pts, 5th-1pt. In the event after the three days there is a tie a countback will determine the winner. This will be based on: 1. most wins, 2. most seconds, 3. most thirds, 4. most fourths, 5. most fifths.
If still equal on points the bonus will be divided evenly.

Saturday will also be the first official outing for the new Southern Harness 4WD Ford Ranger Mobile Barrier Vehicle.


Southern Harness Racing - Southern Awards - Sunday 11 August

Sunday 11 August 2019
Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill
Doors open 5.15pm, starting 6 pm sharp
Master of ceremonies - Jess Smith
Tickets $70 online
$75 cash or cheque
Please use the following link to purchase your tickets

Any problems phone Karen 03 206 6545 or Nicole 03 206 6965


Addington Raceway and Events Centre

Hello Everyone,

Remember to book your spot for Cup Week.  Our fabulous hospitality packages are on sale for Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day and Show Day Races.  Be sure to book soon and #bepartofthemagic, as three areas are already sold out for Tuesday. For further details, please visit;  Alternatively, if you have any questions, or wish to book, please contact Joanne McMaster on [email protected], or 021 0298 5972.  We look forward to hosting you all!

Inaugural $20K Dunstan Horse Feeds Met Mega Series – Commences Friday 16 August

Addington Raceway in conjunction with Dunstan Horse Feeds are proud to announce the beginning of a new series called Dunstan Horse Feeds Met Mega Series.

Starting on Friday 16 August and finishing Friday 25 October, this series looks to be a great lead into the Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day on Tuesday 12 November. The Dunstan Horse Feeds Met Mega Series allows for horses of all ages, ratings, sex and gaits to be eligible and on a level playing field. It is hoped to bring a competitive nature between all who will be chasing the total prize money of the series.

The eleven meetings that the $20k Dunstan Horse Feeds Met Mega Series covers will have allocated points as per performance. At the end of the series the $20k prize pool will be divided between the top 5 points scorers.

With this series, Dunstan Horse Feeds and Addington Raceway are looking to reward owners for their loyalty and competitiveness at Addington Raceway. Using this points system, it is designed that Non-Win horses have the same opportunity to take out the prizes as the horses whom are in Free-For-All grade.  Along with this, trotters have the equal opportunities that the pacers have of taking a prize home.

For further information and to view our terms and conditions please visit:, or for more information please contact Addington’s Racing Department on (03) 338 9094.

Even though we are not racing this week, feel free to pop into Spectators for a bit to eat and drink.  We would love to see you.

Have a great week everyone! 


2019 Woodlands Stud Canterbury Harness Awards Dinner - Saturday 21 September

Silks Lounge - Addington Raceway, Addington
6.30pm for a 7.15pm start
Tickets $60.00 incl. GST
Drinks extra at individual's cost.

Watch our for our stallion tender for Downbytheseaside and Pegasus Spur services which close on 02 September 2019.

All enquiries to 021 969 969 or [email protected]


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