Club News 8 August

Trackside Listings

Friday - Alex Park - Trackside 1

Saturday - Gore - Trackside 2

Sunday - Rangiora - Trackside 1

Saturday - Trackside 2 1.30pm Dan Patch from Hoosier Park featuring Lazarus 


TAB Jackpots

Friday night - $25,000 Pick Six at Auckland

August and September - Every Sunday will have a $20,000 Guaranteed Quaddie on the last four races.


Alexandra Park – Friday 10 August

 Friday 10th August - Owners Night

This event is part of a trial that will explore multiple aspects on the night which will be used to present ideas to clubs for future events they may hold themselves. In the attempt to encourage owners to attend their race days, with options for all clubs covered.

There is also the opportunity for businesses to showcase their products to owners on the night, with a small expo operating in the room. This will be free of charge. 

We would like to offer the opportunity to all trainers or syndicators who are keen to talk to prospective owners to attend, and either have their own information available to present, or be interviewed on the night and allow for networking opportunities.

This is also open to all drivers who wish to network for potential future driving opportunities, providing a great chance for juniors and trial drivers to introduce themselves to owners.

Our aim to have new potential owners attend and talk to people already in the industry and hopefully sign up to a syndicate.

If you are interested in attending, or if you are a trainer, syndicator or business who is keen to be present to promote yourself, please contact Jess Smith at Harness Racing New Zealand to register your interest [email protected]

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

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
Tel:  + 64 9 238 9212
Mob: + 64 21 253 8765
Email:  [email protected]


Gore Harness Racing Club – Saturday 11 August, Start of Spring Fling Bonus  

The Gore Harness Racing Club will be paying a $1,000 Bonus (plus a cool down rug) to the highest points earner (filly/mare or colt/gelding) over the 3 days racing at the Club’s meetings on Saturday 11th August, Sunday 26th August and Saturday 13th October.

Points will be awarded as follows; 1st – 10 pts, 2nd – 6 pts, 3rd – 3 pts, 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 2nds,  3. most 3rds,  4. most 4ths,  5. most 5ths.  If still equal on points the bonus will be divided evenly.


Rangiora Harness Racing Club – Sunday 12 August

8 race card, starting at 12.42pm at Rangiora Racecourse.


Addington Raceway and Events Centre

Hello Everyone,

BE IN QUICK, OUR FABULOUS CUP WEEK HOSPITALITY PACKAGES ARE SELLING FAST.  BLOSSOM LADY LOUNGE NOW SOLD OUT!  Only 97 days til Cup!  Be sure to secure one of the best spots on course and #bepartofthemagic.  For further details on all the amazing options we offer on  Christchurch Casino NZ Cup Day, please visit;  Alternatively, if you have any questions, or wish to book, please contact Joanne McMaster on [email protected], or 021 0298 5972.


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.

Important information to assist you becoming New Zealand’s best punter:

  • § There is no entry fee payable. Receipt of $500 (per syndicate) betting funds validate entry.
  • § For the first time this year, selected Fixed Odds Betting is available.
  • § By finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in any Kiwi Punters Championship Heat, a contestant/syndicate gains qualification for the Kiwi Punters Championship Grand Final.
  • § The heat prizes are different this year;
    • 1st place  - receives $1,500 betting voucher and $500 contribution to towards entry to the Final.
    • 2nd place – receives $500 contribution to towards entry to the Final.
    • 3rd place – receives $250 contribution to towards entry to the Final.
    • For the first time this year, 4th place – receives an invitation to the Final.
  • § There are 12 heats/opportunities to gain entry into the Kiwi Punters Championship Grand Final that is being held at Addington Raceway on Friday 16 November.
  • § Each location will be providing a tasty meal, so you can focus on placing your bets.
  • § A friendly reminder to read the Terms and Conditions prior to registering online for the Championship!

For information on heat dates, locations, terms and conditions and to register, Please visit;

Good Luck Everyone & Happy Punting!!

HEADING TO DISNEY ON ICE AT HORNCASTLE ARENA OR GAME OF THREE HALVES AT AMI STADIUM THIS WEEKEND? - Make sure you pop in to Spectators before the show at the Arena – JUST $30 for a delicious large pizza & 2 drinks.  Or amazing $15 Pizza and Beer Game Day Special, as well as our ever popular $12 Burger and Beer Special  before the rugby matches.  Spectators has ample free parking as well, so that is definitely a winning formula!

HEADING TO DISNEY ON ICE AT HORNCASTLE ARENA OR GAME OF THREE HALVES AT AMI STADIUM THIS WEEKEND? - Make sure you pop in to Spectators before the show at the Arena – JUST $30 for a delicious large pizza & 2 drinks.  Alternatively if you are heading to the rugby our amazing $15 Pizza and Beer Game Day Special, as well as our ever popular $12 Burger and Beer Special are available.  Spectators has ample free parking as well, so that is definitely a winning formula!


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.


Kurow Harness Racing Club – 19 August

We have a brand new Facebook Page!

We will also be utilizing our Facebook page on race day to bring you race previews, interviews and aftermaths with winning connections for our 19 August annual meeting.

Also all owners oncourse are invited into the Presidents Room and to enjoy our owners BBQ, hosted by Club President Gerald Cayford. Gerald will be providing a BBQ from his famous Bus on the day and welcomes all owners to come by and enjoy the owners’ privileges on the day.


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.


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]


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