Club News - October 21
Big Day at Forbury Park for Tuapeka Harness Racing Club
The Tuapeka Harness Racing Club bring their popular annual race meeting to Forbury Park in Dunedin this Sunday (25 October).
The club has a great day planned for all the family with a programme of great racing and free entertainment for the children.
The feature event is the Dan Cummings Memorial Tuapeka Trotting Cup, raced over a distance of 2700m for a stake of $15,000. A trophy and a dress rug will be presented to the winning connections after the race and there are trophies for winning owners throughout the day’s programme.
The first race is scheduled for 12.02pm and admission is free.
In addition to an exciting race card there will be plenty of free family entertainment. The first 100 children on course will receive a free Blueboy ice cream while there will also be plenty of free activities with a facepainter, bouncy castle and bumper balls on course. Kidz Kartz racing will also be held on track.
Enjoy a meal at the Equinox Restaurant & Bar while there will also be a coffee vendor on course.
If you are looking for something to do on the Sunday of Labour Weekend, the Tuapeka Harness Racing meeting at Forbury Park in Dunedin is the place to take the whole family.
Diamonds Day Features to be raced this month
The Invercargill Harness Racing Club will host a fantastic day of harness racing at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill next Thursday, 29 October. The meeting is a twilight event, starting at 3.00pm and will feature the running of several of the region’s premier harness races that were not held at the conclusion of last season due to Covid restrictions in place at the time.
The annual Diamonds Day harness race meeting, one of the premier events on the Southern Harness Racing calendar, was scheduled to be held on Sunday 26 April but it could not be held. Instead, the major Group 3 races scheduled for that day, the Alabar Southern Supremacy Stakes Final, the Macca Lodge/Nevele R Stud Southland Oaks Final and the Diamond Creek Farm Classic will now take place next Thursday (29 October). The Southern Belle Series Final, originally scheduled for Winton on 18 April, was another casualty of the Covid crisis and it will also be run on this date.
While the Oaks and the Supremacy are traditionally races for 3-year-olds and the Diamond Creek Farm Classic is for 2-year-olds while the Southern Belle Final is normally for 4-year-olds, the races will be held for the horses that would have been eligible on the dates the races were originally scheduled for.
The races are the culmination of several of the major harness race series in the south and despite the delay there are some colossal clashes between some top stars of the track looming on 29 October at Ascot Park Raceway, Invercargill.
The twilight start to the event will make it viable for patrons to attend the event to enjoy the high quality entertainment.
Admission to the course on the day will be free.
Invercargill HRC's Stallion tender
The Invercargill Harness Racing Club have the following stallion services for tender thanks to Woodlands Stud:
- What The Hill
- Speeding Spur
Thank you to Woodlands Stud for their support.