Club News - January 29

Manawatu Harness Racing Club - 31st January

Every trainer lining up a runner will be in the draw for an over 50% discount voucher for a set of X FLO Wheels rrp $1,900 from the Sulky Shop Cambridge. Winner will be drawn on the night.


Geraldine Trotting Club - 1st February

The Geraldine Trotting Club meeting is the first meeting of the Team Teal Campaign in New Zealand. Donation buckets and merchandise will be available on the day to purchase. Please see attached a poster in regards to the Orari Challenge Stakes


Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club - 2nd February

The Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club holds its annual harness race meeting at the Otaki Maori Racecourse on Sunday 2nd February 2020.

Gates open 10am, first race held just after ‘noon’. There will be a nine race programme.

The only harness racing event to take place in the Wellington Region annually.

A feature on Sunday February 2nd is the recently reintroduced Wellington Trotting Cup, standing start 3000 metres. This time honoured event once raced for by open class pacers at Hutt Park.

The Taranaki Kidz Kartz will be in attendance with some very competitive races between these young people, the future of our industry.

Patrons are encouraged to be on-course to participate in the All-Up Place Competition with a $500 prize up for grabs, for 5 place selections in a row with a $20 entry [all entries placed on the tote, and all successful keep their winnings].

Another feature race at the Inter Island Summer Festival Raceday, on February 2nd is the $12,000 Otaki Cup run over 3000 metres from a stand for the pacers. This year featuring locally owned horse ‘The Kapiti Express’, a syndicated horse raced by many members and supporters of the Kapiti Coast Harness Racing Club.

Taranaki Kidz Kartz will provide free sulky rides, along with plenty of other free activities for the children, including a bouncy castle, face painting, fun run events, treasure hunts, pony rides and much more. On-course entertainment will include live music and ‘Flash Dancing’ displays.

A family fun community event, harness racing not to be missed on the Kapiti Coast. Competitive stakes, and very competitive racing on a grass track surface. Come early, bring a picnic basket, enjoy an afternoon in the sun on the grassed area on one of the most picturesque racecourses in New Zealand…. Otaki Maori Racecourse.


Amberley Trotting Club - 6th February

Once again the Amberley Trotting Club are holding their annual InterIslander Summer Festival race meeting on Waitangi Day, Thursday February 6th. As per last year we will again be racing on the grass surface and will cater for all grades including $10,000 Non winners and $12,000 intermediate grades and also the $14,000 Valley Inn Tavern R51 & faster Discretionary 2600m Handicap Trot and the $20,000 Rangiora Equine Services Amberley Cup R63 & faster Discretionary 2600m Handicap Pace.

We will again run the $500.00 breeders bonus as per the conditions set out in the Programming section.

This year will also see the introduction of the Sunny Glenis Reward for the trotting races carded on the day, which are the Non win trot, the R40 to 50 trot and the R51 and faster trot. This will consist of a one off $1000,00 payment to the connections of the winners of each of the trotting race. This is a fantastic gesture from a sponsor who is keen to help support the squaregaiters.

We are also pleased to welcome aboard Dunstan Feeds who will donate a bag of feed to the winning trainer of each of the races.

The Amberley committee welcome not only the Trainers and Drivers on the race day but also the owners and as such along with the fantastic stakes, the winning owner in each race will take home a trophy, a bottle of wine, and a set of coasters with pictures of their horse winning ,so they have something to remember the occasion by.

Along with the racing side of things we also have a day filled with activities and competitions for both young and old alike, so this is a great opportunity for trainers to encourage their owners and families to come out and experience country racing at its best.


Alexandra Park: The Great Kiwi BBQ

Nothing says traditional Kiwi summer like a BBQ!
On Friday 7th February from 5.30pm at Alexandra Park, you can enjoy racing action, a bottomless Kiwi BBQ feast, beverage packages that will quench your thirst for the entire evening and a casual but lively social atmosphere complemented by the tunes of a live performer!

Sound like a bit of you? Click here to book now!

Alexandra Park’s Summer Carnival: Oaks and Derby

Oaks and Derby combines premiere racing action, fashion, entertainment plus bottomless dining and beverage packages across two days in February and March. In addition, Alexandra Park is supporting the Teal Pants Campaign with various activations happening at Oaks Night! Save when you buy a Summer Carnival Pass which gets you into both events! We recommend booking sooner rather than later as prime seating is being sold as a first come, first serve basis. Click here to find out more information and to book your tickets!

Alexandra Park’s Owners Night

Retail therapy? Valentines gift? Why not buy a horse?

If you’ve ever considered ownership, then Alexandra Park’s Owners Night from 5.30pm on Friday 14th February in the Tasman Room is where you’ve got to be! Entry is FREE, so it’s the perfect way to find out more on how to break into the harness racing industry, by mixing and mingling with other owners here on the night. Our MC will be drawing prizes throughout the night while you enjoy delicious food from the Lyell Creek Lounge located on the same floor with an open cash bar. We hope to see you there! Register your interest by contacting Karen Blanchard on 027 808 3150 or by emailing [email protected]


Ladies Night at Cambridge Raceway - Friday February 21st

Get your gal pals together for a very special edition of our popular Friday Night's Under The Lights series in support of Team Teal. $5 from every ticket will be donated to the Team Teal campaign - a NZ Harness Racing initiative where all female drivers in New Zealand wear teal coloured driving pants to help raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer. The evening will also feature the inaugural running of the $30,000 Waikato Trotting Breeders' Stakes (2700m) for fillies and mares.

VIP TICKETS are only $49 EACH
(use code: "teamteal" for a $10 discount)
Ticket price includes: 1x glass of bubbles on arrival, $30 food voucher, $5 betting, race book, 1x drink voucher (wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage only) and & goodie bag.

ENTRY TICKET $10 EACH
Ticket price includes race book + drink (beer wine or non-alcoholic).

For more info on this event or to book tickets please click on this link

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