Driving through to take the lead

There’s been a change at the top of the SENZ radio station punting competition “Pacing For Purpose”.

Every week four separate shows on the sports network spend $50 on harness racing meetings of their choice, with the proceeds going to their charities.

Well-known racing fan and broadcaster Ian Smith was in the lead but his total ($280) is unchanged since the last update while the Drive Time hosts of Stephen Donald, Kirstie Stanway and Rikki Swannell have been the big mover, going from fourth to first.

They now have $325 in the pot for their charity, the Whanake House Charitable Trust that helps young adult with disabilities.

They were helped by a $50 win bet last night on Delson at Cambridge. He duly came in paying $3.80 for a total return of $190.

The radio personalities make their choices every Thursday or Friday depending on what meetings they have selected, and then there’s the tally up (complete with bragging rights) that follow.

Tune in to SENZ to hear their next selections, and don’t forget to listen to the Kiwi harness racing show “Trots Talk” hosted by Michael Guerin and Greg O’Connor every Sunday from 12 – 1 pm.

Run in conjunction with Harness Racing New Zealand, the “Pacing For Purpose” campaign will run through till the end of January.

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