Club News - October 10

TAB Jackpots October 

Every Friday night AND Sunday will have a $25,000 Guaranteed Quaddie on the last four races at a Selected Meeting.


Addington - Thursday 11 October 

Thursdays meeting at Addington Raceway & Events Centre is headlined by Race 7 Trent Yesberg Ripple Creek Equine Services Handicap Trot for Rating 80 and faster Trotters and features several Used To Me @ Haras des Trotteurs Dominion Trot aspirants.

The rest of the card bring forward some interesting battles including six promising maiden 3 Year Olds in race three. First race kicks off at 5:11pm be sure not to miss out.

Race 3 is only a maiden race but there are several horses with plenty of promise in this field and some of them will progress to tackle some of the feature age group races later in the year. The leading hope appears to be Ultimate Sniper out of the All Stars barn and drawing barrier number two he is the logical horse to beat but don’t treat My Carbon Copy too lightly after a brave performance behind The Moonshadow last start and drawn barrier one he could well trail Ultimate Sniper for the majority of the race which will make him a great danger. Unbeaten in all public appearances Scorcha also looks a strong chance drawing one on the second row may also not work out too bad for her as she looks to win her first start. Chatty Man is another who is in good form, only having four starts he has placed three times and run fourth in the other. Other first start maidens Bettathanfast and Slingshot also have claims to be there at the finish.

Race 4 is the last prelude race for the Graphite Developments Ltd Glenys & Philip Kennard 2018 Show Day Futurity Series. With a few of the more favoured runners drawing badly it has opened the race up and looks like any horse could win. Ava Adore boomed home last start when getting clear, also out of the same race was Held To Ransom who came from near last to run third, similar efforts would have both figuring in the finish. Isla’s Joy performed well in her one start to date, while Adam Patron has done the same in both his starts. Tere The Terminator and Algranco Albyone should be considered.

In Race 6 Hail Christian who was impressive last season will lock horns with Ohanzee, Hayden’s Meddle and Mikey Maguire. Hayden’s Meddle will have a fitness edge on his rivals after a very productive winter and early spring campaign but there is no doubting the ability of Hail Christian and Ohanzee who even fresh up will be ready to rock and roll. Mikey Maguire also performed well throughout winter.

Race 7 this is the feature race of the night and several horses have strong claims to winning this and going on to be successful heading towards the Used To Me @ Haras des Trotteurs Dominion Trot. Winterfell makes his return to the track after being very successful in his 3 Year Old campaign. Muscles Galore has been very impressive since resuming with three starts returning two wins and a second, B D Khaosan ran on very impressively last week against elite company and a similar performance here would have him going very close to winning. Other chances include Amaretto Sun, Jen Jaccka, Hey Yo, Ronald J, Monty Python and Woodstone.

We literally only have three meetings left until Cup Week.  Good luck to all leading up to our big week.

Attention all Owners for Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day

Please can you ensure your email address and mobile number is up to date and registered with HRNZ, as this year your Cup Day Admission tickets will be sent by email, AND further Cup Information will also be text to you.  If you are unsure if your details are registered correctly or need to register please contact Addington Raceway Department on 03 338 9094.

Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day – Entertainment

The stylish and highly sought-after Lindauer Lawn – only $72 a ticket

The headline entertainment on Lindauer Lawn Rooftop this year is New Zealand’s popular band SONS OF ZION who will be living it up with their explosive sets as members seamlessly switch from vocals, to guitar, to drums and then back again. SONS OF ZIONare the opening act to the sold out Six60 concert at Western Springs in February 2019 and have amassed an impressive 22 million streams on Spotify, more than 15 million views on Youtube and 100,000-plus followers on social media. 

General Admission / Public Village – only $22 until 31 October (1 November - $32 per ticket)

New Zealand based DJ/Production duo SWEET MIX KIDS will get the party going the in the Public Village. SWEET MIX KIDS have played some of the worlds coolest parties, clubs and festivals – Coachella, Wanderlust, Rhythm & Vines – and toured supporting or playing private parties for Adele, Ed Sheeran, Martin Garrix, Flume, Coldplay, Deadmau5, Schoolboy Q, Empire Of The Sun, Marshmello, Rae Sremmurd & Kimbra.

Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day - Only two areas remain in hospitality

The following two areas are the only places that have limited space for Cup Day.  Make sure if you haven’t booked, to do so.

  • Monte Carlo Marquee
  • Avon City Ford Boot Party

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.

For tickets and assistance with any of the above please visit or ring 03 338 9094.

Safe travels everyone and we look forward to welcoming you to Addington again soon.

From the Addington Team 


Alexandra Park - Friday 12 October 

Tropical Nights to give away travel voucher

Alexandra Park is hosting its popular Tropical Nights on Fridays 12 and 26 October, with a $1,000 travel voucher to be won.

To be held in the premier Top of the Park venue, attendees on both nights will be treated to the tastes of tropical paradise and be entered in to win the travel voucher.

“Our Tropical Night dining packages start from just $65 per person including a spectacular all-you-can-eat buffet, a night of tropical fun, and the best views in the house,” says Roxanne Visser, Sales & Events Coordinator at Alexandra Park.

She says given the relatively limited number of tables and tickets available for these two Fridays, all Tropical Night attendees have a good chance of winning the $1,000 travel voucher. The draw will take place during the 26 October evening.

“Our executive chef has designed a sumptuous tropical-inspired buffet menu which will completely transport your taste buds. Then there’s of course exciting harness racing under lights and atmosphere galore!”

To secure tickets phone (09) 631-1165, email [email protected] or visit the website where the full Tropical Night menu, which includes several enticing desserts, is online

Situated on the fifth floor, Top of the Park boasts floor to ceiling windows overlooking the track. As well as a delicious tropical buffet, all packages include free entry to Alexandra Park, free parking and free race-books. The evenings start from 5.30pm.

In November and December, Alexandra Park will host eight Christmas At The Races hospitality evenings. Bookings are already strong, with the Christmas events set to take place on Fridays 16, 23 and 30 November and 7, 14, and 21 December as well as Saturday 8 and 15 December.

Christmas at the Races - November 16th – December 21st

Everything you need to know for your night at Christmas at the Races!

Christmas at the Races is one of our most popular events of the year. If you’re looking for a fantastic and easy to organise Christmas Party, with delicious food, stunning decor and entertainment, then look no further!

Packages starting at $70

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

Mob: + 64 21 253 8765

Email:  [email protected]

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


Gore - Saturday 13 October

A ten race card starting at 12.08pm at Gore Raceway. 


Methven - Sunday 14 October

The Methven Trotting Club is gearing up for the Clubs big meeting of the year this Sunday following on from a very successful spring meeting which had a huge crowd on-course.

Carl Markham and his team have the grounds and track in top order with a good sole of grass and the prospect of big fields should have bettors working hard to come up with winners.

The more serious punters will be lining up to try and win The Brown Pub Punters Challenge which this year is a heat of the nationwide  Kiwi Punters Championship.

On the racing front the big interest will be in the strength sapping $30,000  Alabar Methven Cup along with the What The Hill Trotbred Combo for the trotting mares. Alabar Stud is a new and welcome addition to the clubs sponsors while Woodlands Stud continues to sponsor the mares trot.

In other news club president Hamish Molloy reports along with other Canterbury clubs progress on streamlining  some common areas to reduce overall costs and enhance profitability as country racing looks to the future.

So come out Sunday and enjoy some rural hospitality  and beautiful scenery at the Mt. Harding racecourse Methven.


Kaikoura Trotting Club - Sunday 28 and Monday 29 October

Once again the Kaikoura Trotting Club will host a two day meeting at South Bay Racecourse in Kaikoura.

The club is delighted to offer great stakes over the two days, with non winners events staked at a minimum of $10,000. 

Day one will see a six race card commencing at 3pm including a Fasttrack bonus stake race for trotting fillies and mares, followed by the historic Alabar Kaikoura Cup meeting the next day.

Accommodation will be at a premium once again, so please book early! There is also the option to camp oncourse for a low daily fee. 

If you are wishing to seek stabling or paddocks for your horses the club is only too happy to assist with any questions or requests you have. 

For further information please contact Geraldine Stanbury, 021-351-615.


Southern Harness News  A TON OF FEED TO BE WON     

Thanks to McMillan Equine Feeds, there is a ton of feed to be won during the 2018/2019 Southern Harness Racing season.

At every Sunday race meeting during the season the trainer of every race winner will win a free bag of McMillan Equine Feeds.

At the conclusion of the Wyndham Harness Racing Club meeting on Sunday 18 November all trainers who have won a race on a Sunday up until that time will get one entry into a draw for 20 bags of McMillan Equine Feeds.

The competition then starts afresh with the trainer of each Sunday race winner for the remainder of the season getting one entry into a new draw for 20 bags of McMillan Equine Feeds to be held after the Invercargill Harness Racing Club meeting on Sunday 3 March.

That is one ton of McMillan Equine Feeds up for grabs!

Southern Harness Racing thanks McMillan Equine Feeds for their generous support.


Sunday 21 October Tuapeka HRC – Forbury Park, Dunedin

Sunday 28 October Invercargill HRC – Invercargill

Sunday 4 November Riverton TC – Invercargill

Sunday 11 November Wyndham HRC - Wyndham

Sunday 18 November Wyndham HRC - Wyndham

Sunday 16 December Winton HRC - Winton

Sunday 6 January Wyndham HRC - Cromwell

Sunday 3 February Wyndham HRC - Wyndham

Sunday 17 February Winton HRC - Winton

Sunday 3 March Invercargill HRC - Invercargill 


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