Harness racing tips benefitting charity

A bit of fun on the punt is raising money for charity on new radio station, SENZ.

Every week four separate shows on the new sports network spend $50 on harness racing meetings of their choice.

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

So far well-known racing fan and broadcaster Ian Smith leads the way with $280, followed by Mark Stafford on $190, the breakfast pairing of Baz McCullum and Israel Dagg ($155) and the Drive Time hosts of Stephen Donald, Kirstie Stanway and Rikki Swannell at $135.

The charities are the Child Cancer Foundation, Women’s Refuge, BBM (Dave Letele’s wellness programme), and the Whanake House Charitable Trust that helps young adult with disabilities.

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.

The biggest return of the campaign to date was the Breakfast team’s $155 collect on Superbass at Addington last Friday, one of five winners on the night for driver Tim Williams.

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.

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