Trainers and businesses sought for Owners Night

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Harness Racing New Zealand and Alexandra Park are seeking expressions of interest from trainers, syndicators, drivers and equine businesses to attend the upcoming Owners Night trial on Friday 10 August.

The event is a trial and part of the HRNZ Owners Subcommittee initiatives and will be held on race night. 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 Night will run throughout the evening and will include competitions and draws, the chance for prospective owners to win phantom shares in a racehorse competing on the night and much more.

An MC will interview various owners, trainers and drivers throughout the evening and promote the various aspects of the sport and experiences of the winning connections.

Potential owners can also meet with trainers and syndicators on the night to learn about how they can become part of the action.

This event is part of a trial that will explore multiple aspects on the night 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. 

There is also the opportunity for businesses to showcase their products to owners on the night, with a small expo operating in the room. This will be free of charge.  

We would like to offer the opportunity to all trainers or syndicators who are keen to talk to prospective owners to attend, and either have their own information available to present, or be interviewed on the night and allow for networking opportunities.

This is also open to all drivers who wish to network for potential future driving opportunities, providing a great chance for juniors and trial drivers to introduce themselves to owners.

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]


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