Club News 9 May
This Week on Trackside – please note this is subject to change
8.30pm The Box Seat (TS1)
We salute the champ Lazarus who is off on his big OE. Plus we bring you up to speed with all the Harness racing news. #GIANThand
6am In The Gig (TS1)
Forbury Park (TS1)
Alexandra Park (TS1)
Forbury Park – Thursday 9 May
Nine race card starting off at 4.36pm. Don’t forget to check out our oncourse dining options in our Sports Bar and Bistro!
Addington Raceway and Events Centre
It is all go this week at Addington. There is definitely something for everyone, whether it is enjoying the excitement of the races on Friday, cheering on the Crusaders on Saturday and/or shouting your fabulous mother to Spectators on Mother’s Day. Enjoy reading everything that we have on offer, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Racing, Rt Hon Winston Peters 11 May (5-star Race Meeting)
We are excited to welcome the Rt Hon Winston Peters this Friday. It is fantastic Addington is able to host the Minister for Racing at one of our 5-star Race Meetings. It is definitely going to be a great night of racing with nearly $400,000 of stakes on offer. Good luck to all the connections and happy punting everyone!
NEXT RUGBY MATCH - CRUSADERS VS. WARATAHS –SATURDAY 12 MAY. Be sure to enjoy Spectators amazing $15 Pizza and Beer Game Day Special, as well as our ever popular $10 Burger and Beer Special! Remember, all Spectators Supporters Club Card members have access to free car parking on the Addington Site (entry to the carpark is off Wrights Road). Enjoy your pizza, or burger and beer with friends, before heading over to the game. Dream result. If you are not a Supporters Club Card member and you would like to join to earn Spectators Dollars, visit www.spectators.co.nz
MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL AT SPECTATORS SUNDAY 13 MAY – For every fabulous mum who dines in Spectators on Mother’s Day will receive a small treat from our chef. They will also be lucky enough to go in the draw to win a Piazza Doro Hamper. Please visit; http://www.spectators.co.nz/ for further details. Please note our ‘Kids Eat Free on Sunday’ offer still applies. With our sumptuous new menu on offer, there will be something for everyone. For further information about our mouth-watering dishes, please visit; http://www.spectators.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Spectators-All-Day-Menu-Autumn-Winter-2018.pdf. Pre-bookings highly recommended.
FABULOUS DINING OPTIONS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY 18 & 26 MAY RACE NIGHTS!
TRACKSIDE DINING OPTIONS
We have three fabulous packages to choose from. Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email [email protected]
Gold Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining, premium beverage package and effective & innovative marketing. This cost effective package varies in price, dependent on group size.
Silver Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining and premium beverage package. $80 + GST per person.
Bronze Package – Premier viewing and divine four course buffet dining. $54 + GST per person.
$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.
HEADING TO AN EVENT AT AMI STADIUM OR HORNCASTLE ARENA SOON? - Make sure you pop in to Spectators before the event for a cold drink and delicious food! Spectators has ample free parking as well, you can’t go wrong.
NEXT FUNRAISERS AT ADDINGTON RACES (Friday 29 June and 27 July)
Our FunRaiser is a great night out and a simple and easy way to raise money for your club, sporting group or child’s/grandchild’s school trip. For every ticket you sell, you keep $10.00 of the ticket price for your fund raising. Our buffet dinner is exceptional value at just $30.43 + GST. We recommend you charge your guests from $39.00 + GST per person. Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email [email protected].
Become a Member, or renew your Membership Special Offer - 15 months for the price of 12!
Looking to become a Member, or wishing to renew your Membership? Purchase your 2018-2019 season membership now and receive membership up to the end of July FREE. That's 15 months membership for the price of 12! To become a member please visit http://www.addington.co.nz/members/about-membership/
Race Meeting Date Changes
We wish to advise the following race date changes. Please note the start times remain the same (all night meetings).
Friday 25 May transferred to Saturday 26 May.
Friday 15 June transferred to Thursday 14 June.
Friday 6 July transferred to Thursday 5 July.
ADDINGTON’S RACING RESULTS from Friday 4 May
Whether it is your first win, or multiple wins at Addington, your horse has just won the Met Multiplier $7,500 bonus, or you are targeting the Met Multiplier bonus, it is exciting we all have the opportunity to watch our race(s) again and again. For last week’s results, please visit; https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/results/050432rs.htm .
MET MULTIPLIER $7,500 BONUS – HAVE YOU WON THIS YET? Be sure to remember what the Met Multiplier could mean to you when thinking about where to race your horse(s) over the coming months!
WHAT IS IT? A $7,500 Bonus ($5,000 to the owner(s)/$2,500 to the trainer).
HOW DO I GET IT? - Start a horse at NZMTC Meetings a minimum of 15 TIMES over a rolling 12 MONTH period and WIN or dead heat in just ONE of these starts. For full terms & conditions for all of the above please view addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/
UPCOMING RACE MEETING PROGRAMMES AT THE NZMTC
https://infohorse.hrnz.co.nz/datahr/programmes/051832pg.htm May 18 (5 Star Meeting)
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.
Alexandra Park – Friday 4 May
Friday 22nd June, Friday 29th June Friday, 6th July and Friday 20th of July.
Join us for our annual Mid-Winter Christmas Party, offering a night of exciting Harness Racing action, a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet and drinks aplenty.
Mid-Winter Christmas is a great idea for a night out with colleagues, family, your sports team or social club – the more the merrier!
Packages start at $68.00- $145.00
Mexican Night is back again Friday May 4th
Join us for a fiesta of fun, food and racing action this May!
Our annual favourite Mexican Night is back for 2018, and this year we’ve moved to the best seats in the house so you can enjoy an amazing all-you-can-eat Mexican feast, plus traditional entertainment and more,
Dining with clients or colleagues? Upgrade to our corporate experience package!
with the best view in the house.
MEXICAN NIGHT – PREMIUM PACKAGE
Prime Viewing $120pp
Top level viewing $110pp
MEXICAN NIGHT – BUFFET ONLY
Prime Viewing $70pp
Top level Viewing $60pp
French Night Friday 25th of May
Join us for a beautiful French-themed evening in the top of the Park this May.
We will have a delicious buffet dinner, featuring premium seafood and classic French dishes, with plenty of wine to top it all off. Come along for a truly charmant evening, with the best view in the house.
FRENCH NIGHT | PREMIUM PACKAGE
Prime Viewing $120 pp | Top level Viewing $110 pp
FRENCH NIGHT | PARK BUFFET
Prime Viewing $70 pp | Top level Viewing $60 pp
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via email on [email protected], or give us a call on 09 631 1165.
Winton – Saturday 12 May
FINAL WINTON HARNESS RACING CLUB MEETING ON SATURDAY
The final meeting of the season for the Winton Harness Racing Club takes place at Central Southland Raceway in Winton this Saturday (12 May) with a ten race programme scheduled from 11.25am.
Highlights include the $12,000 Ryal Bush Transport Ltd Nugget Final over 2400m and the Murray Gray Memorial Trot.
Admission to the course will be free and on course patrons can also be in to win with two lucky losing ticket draws courtesy of Gypsy Kitchen of Nightcaps after Race 6 on the day.
Timaru HRC – Mother’s Day Meeting 13 May
The annual Timaru Mother’s Day race meeting on Sunday 13 May will see the fifth edition of the club’s lady drivers races held at Phar Lap Raceway.
Two penalty free lady driver races are programmed to be held at the race meeting, which will be sponsored once again by FLAIR and Brosnan’s Transport.
Club President Elizabeth Shand is thrilled with the interest Canterbury female drivers have shown in the event. She says it’s important to the club to celebrate the achievements and support of all females in the harness racing community.
“The aim of the day is to highlight women in our industry. We want to recognize and promote not just the female drivers but also the trainers, owners, stablehands and partners that are dedicated to harness racing and are great role models for the next generation,” said Shand.
This year’s driving lineup features Kim Butt, Katie Cox, Ineka Lee, Amber Lethaby, Laura McKay, Lauren Lester, Mikyala Lewis, Sarah O'Reilly, Sam Ottley, Charlotte Purvis, Olivia Thornley, Amanda Tomlinson, Sheree Tomlinson, Jess Young and Glenys Chmiel.
The mother and daughter combination of Amanda and Sheree Tomlinson will once again add to the spectacle on Mother’s Day, as has been seen in the past between Denise and Sam Ottley.
“We would also like to particularly thank trainers Bruce Negus and Robbie Holmes who have been huge supporters of these races of the years in providing horses for these races on a regular basis,” noted Shand.
The club will be providing a 'Ladies Meet and Greet' tent on the day where all female race goers can register on the day for competitions and find out about how they can become a part of the industry.
“We will also have a number of female harness racing ambassadors there to help celebrate and respect the diversity and culture of our industry. We will offer information on education, careers and ownership and let people know what is available to them,” said Shand.
Activities on the day include the annual Mother’s Day Quiz, a novelty race and prize draws will run throughout the day including the opportunity to win in the Ron Brown Jewellers Gold Watch Sweep.
Children will be kept happy on the day too with activities including colouring competitions and the kids’ lucky number competition.
Mother’s Day catering will be available oncourse for those who wish to make bookings to bring their family along to enjoy the atmosphere in the Grey Way Lounge. Just contact the club on 03-684-3400.
Important Information for Harness Jewels connections
Please find below important information for Owners and Licence Holders with connections to horses competing at the 2018 Harness Jewels
Each named owner will be issued with two (2) General Admission tickets via email on Friday 25th May after the final fields are announced.
This includes all named syndicate members, who are officially named in a Syndicate that is registered with HRNZ
The email address they will be sent to is the email address registered with HRNZ. If HRNZ doesn’t have your email, please send a message to [email protected] with the horse they are connected to.
Owners are to enter through the main entry off Taylor Street or via the Stables, float park if arriving with horses. Racebooks will be given out upon entry.
Owners are to go to the Info Marquee, located adjacent to the public village, to collect their owners ribbon and drinks voucher for the Dunstan Parade Ring Bar.
Owners Ribbons and privileges are also able to be collected between 10am and 4pm Monday 27th May to Friday 1st June from the Cambridge Raceway Office.
Each named owner will receive a drink voucher which can be redeemed in the Dunstan Parade Ring Bar
The club have made an entire lounge in the main stand available for Owners, Members and industry participants. This is located on Level One of the Main Stand. Here, a subsidised cash bar will operate and food options will be available. Owners are also welcome to bring up food from the Public Village Food Trucks.
Access is via Owner Ribbon, WBOP Members Badge and HRNZ Licence only
This lounge has access to the main grandstand where there will be owners reserved seating in the seating bowl.
Access to the Stables
All children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the stables complex. Security will be under instructions to not allow unaccompanied minors to enter. They must remain under the supervision of an authorised adult at all times
Owners are reminded to take care when entering the stable complex due to unpredictable nature of horses. All Owners that enter the stables do so at their own risk and agree that they will adhere to any instructions or requests made by the Clerk of the Course, Cambridge Raceway Staff and or members of the RIU.
Licence holders are reminded to bring their official HRNZ Licence to ensure they gain entry to the course and stabling area.
Access to the stables will be via HRNZ Licence, official Owners Ribbon or Cambridge Stable Pass only.
Those industry persons who are attending the day in an official working capacity, who are not licenced with HRNZ, may get an official Cambridge Raceway Stable Pass upon entry to the stables via the float park off the Waikato Bay of Plenty Committee representative.
Those entering via the stables who are not eligible for a stable pass or who are not HRNZ Licenced or an official owner on the day will be required to purchase a General Admission ticket at the entry to the stables. Purchased online in advance these are $25.
There will be no access to the stables from the Grandstand Side unless a driver is in his or her gear, or without showing security an HRNZ Licence, Owners Ribbon or Cambridge Raceway Stable Pass. No exceptions.
Motukarara Workouts and Trials
Please note that following this weekend there will not be workouts held at Motukarara during May, June and July.