Club News 9 October

TAB News

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

$25K Pick Six at Alexandra Park Friday.

Bonus Quaddies

$10,000 Bonus into the nominated Late Quaddie Friday evening

$10,000 Bonus into the nominated Late Quaddie Sunday afternoon


Manawatu Harness Racing Club Sponsors Night – Wednesday 9 October

Manawatu is having its club and sponsors Cocktail function tonight on the 9th.

Local lad Luke Kemeys from Boys Get Paid is our guest speaker.  

We are looking forward to our first races meeting on 29 & 31st October.

Despite a general tightening of purse strings we are maintaining stakes at the same level as last season.

Owners, trainers and drivers alike will be interested in an accommodation package we have negotiated with “The Cob Restaurant and Bar” who are new sponsors of the Manawatu Cup and have also sponsored the mobile gate this year.   

One event of note is Manawatu will race on Friday 31st January with Kapiti racing at Otaki on the Sunday 2nd January. While this will mean a transition between race surfaces both Kapiti and Manawatu will are looking to the support of trainers and owners to make this work.


Addington Raceway – Thursday 10 October


ONLY 3 MINI MARQUEES LEFT - Corporate Hospitality  - Emmerson’s Village is the only area available!  Get in quick!  Call the lovely Joanne McMaster on 021 0298 5972 or email her on [email protected] to book your spot.  We look forward to hosting you all!

ONLY 50 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. 

LIMITED 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! 


You will be right in the heart of the action to view all races on the trackside grassed area or via big screens.  Venture into The Edge Public Village to have an epic experience in The Edge Activation Garden.  Thanks to The Edge, there will also be a phone charging station to keep you up to date with your betting.

The cutting-edge fashion heats and semi-finals of The Crossing Fashion Starts Here Best Dressed Competition are now open and will be held in The Edge Public Village.  If you wish to become fashion royalty of the year and to be in to win thousands of dollars in prizes, make sure you enter this elite event. 

2019 General Admission Ticket Prices:

  • Earlybird (2 September to 31 October) – $25 per person + booking fee
  • Standard (1 to 12 November) – $35 per person + booking fee
  • At the gate (12 November) – $45 per person (cash only)


You will be making a beeline to the sought after revamped Lindauer Lawn to watch spectacular racing, fashion finals and presentations from the lawn, or via an elevated view from the rooftop.

For the first time, Lindauer are giving the first 100 people on course an elaborate glam gift.  Prior to entering the Lindauer Lawn be sure to stop, a complimentary Lindauer will be served to the first 1,000 stylish and racing ready people!

2019 Lindauer Lawn Ticket Price:

  • Lindauer Lawn (available 2 September until sold out) – $75 per person + booking fee


SHOW DAY RACES is truly a fun cost-effective day out for everyone!

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.

Yay – children aged 14 years and under are FREE.  Be sure to get in quick as numbers are limited.  Spectators will be open to everyone after the last race.

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 will be no public surcharges, and entry will be by gold coin donation to Maia Health Foundation.  

Racing highlights of the day are the Woodlands NZ Free-For-All and the Airpark Canterbury Dominion Trot.  The NZ Kidz Kartz Final is definitely a crowd pleaser for all ages.

This year we will have again having a FREE kids’ entertainment zone, home to many exciting activities for all ages including, for the first time a FREE petting zoo.

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!


Alexandra Park News – Friday 11 October

  • Pasifika at the Races with your chance to WIN the ULTIMATE tropical break away!  |  Friday 11 October from 5.30pm
    Join us for Pasifika at the Races! Enjoy harness racing action, complemented by a Polynesian/Euro fusion all-you-can-eat buffet and cultural performances to entertain! Last but not leaset, we have the ULTIMATE tropical break away up for grabs! Book your tickets and be in to WIN return flights to Niue including SEVEN nights twin share accommodation at Scenic Matavai Resort Niue! Prize will be drawn on the night. Terms and Conditions apply.
    Save time, book online
  • 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


Methven Trotting Club - Sunday 13 October

The Methven Trotting Club will have its second meeting of the year and first on grass on Sunday 13 October and after weather caused a change of venue for our first meeting it is nice to see a settled weather forecast for race weekend this time. The Mount Harding track is in top shape as a result of an off  season surface upgrade and the efforts of track manager Carl Markham and trackman ‘Stalky’ McLeod.

The highlights of the day will be the $30,000 Alabar Methven Cup and the $13,000 What The Hill Trotbred Combo Fillies and Mares Handicap sponsored by Woodlands. Remember we couldn’t provide meaningful stakes without these studs and with the downturn in breeding these are challenging times so support our sponsors when appropriate. The Methven Cup is a key lead up to the New Zealand Cup a gruelling staying test run over 3000m on the grass and the winners list is a who’s who of harness racing. The mares trot is also a great spectacle with up to 20 trotting mares duelling over 2,400 metres.

Another tightly contested event is the The Brown Pub Punter Of The Year contest for $4,000 (entry fee $800 on the day see Penny, Secretary Methven Trotting Club). The contest runs over the last 8 races (minimum bet $100 per race. Teams up to 4 including a food and beverage voucher).

One of the longest running and successful events of its kind there is sure to be another big turnout Sunday. Loads of giveaways betting vouchers etc. so see you Sunday at Methven where the sun always shines!

Mike Heenan for Methven Trotting Club.


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.

Tenders close 14 October, please send all tenders before then to [email protected]


Kaikoura Trotting Club – November 3 and 4

The Kaikoura Trotting Club is already preparing for the annual two day meeting 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 Day One’s twilight meeting is $8,000, with other races with stakes of $10,000 and $12,000.

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



Due to a change in circumstances for our original successful tenderer the Invercargill Harness Racing Club has one stallion service to Downbytheseaside from Woodlands Stud still available for tender.

Downbytheseaside is advertised at $6000 plus gst for this season.

Please contact Lindsay Beer, Promotions Officer, Southern Harness Racing – at either 021 351 499 or [email protected] should you wish to place a tender.


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