Southland Owners Day this Saturday
A friendly reminder that the Southland Owners Day will be held this Saturday at Ascot Park, in conjunction with the Invercargill Harness Racing Club and HRNZ.
The event is a trial and part of the HRNZ ownership initiatives and will be held on race day.
It is free for all owners, not just those with horses competing at the race meeting. Guests are also encouraged to bring along friends and acquaintances who are interested in finding out more about becoming an owner themselves.
Owners Day will run throughout the race meeting and will include competitions and draws, the chance for prospective owners to win phantom shares in a racehorse competing on the day and much more.
An MC will interview various owners, trainers and drivers throughout the event and promote the various aspects of the sport and experiences of the winning connections.
Potential owners can also meet with trainers and syndicators to learn about how they can become part of the action.
There is also the opportunity for businesses to showcase their products to owners on the day, with a small expo operating in the room.
This event is part of a trial following on from previous functions at Alexandra Park and Addington that will explore multiple aspects which will be used to present ideas to clubs for future events they may hold themselves. In the attempt to encourage owners to attend their race days, with options for all clubs covered.
It is important that we canvas as many owners as possible to be able to provide accurate feedback so clubs can provide owners rewards in future.
These events could be an annual event for clubs to thank those who have supported them by racing their horse with them, or they could be held on a more regular basis.
If you are interested in attending, or if you are a trainer, syndicator or business who is keen to be present to promote yourself, please contact Jess Smith at Harness Racing New Zealand to register your interest.
Space is limited so an RSVP is advised – [email protected]