IRT Harness Jewels – Entry is by Gold Coin Donation

Addington Raceway & Events Centre wish to announce this year the entry fee to the IRT Harness Jewels on Saturday 1 June will be by gold coin donation to assist with raising money for our chosen charity St John. 

“We wish to acknowledge and thank St John for the incredible job they did on the 15 March”  says Brian Thompson, CEO of Addington Raceway & Events Centre.  “What they did was extraordinary for the city of Christchurch, not to mention what an amazing job they do for our industry each season.”

“To further assist St John, later this month we will be auctioning a table of 10 to one of our most prestigious areas, the Silks & Satin Lounge, on Trade Me.  This package includes mouth-watering cuisine and all beverages including Lanson Champagne.  We are hoping this phenomenal experience (value $2,950), that has uninterrupted views to watch the season’s best of the best horses, drivers, trainers, breeders and owners compete for the nine Group One Races and live entertainment throughout the day, will source further funds for St John”  says Thompson.

We encourage you to come along to the IRT Harness Jewels to support St John.  Gates open from 10.30am for the public and hospitality commences 30 minutes prior to the first race (race times to be confirmed).  Be sure to join us as an array of fabulous entertainment has been organised throughout the day to celebrate such a momentous occasion that is otherwise described as the Oscars of harness racing.

For further information about the Thursday Welcome Dinner, IRT in association with TAB Friday Golf Day and other delectable hospitality packages that are available on the Saturday, please visit or call 03 339 7908.





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