Tuapeka Harness Racing Club returns to Ascot Park

The Tuapeka Harness Racing Club bring their annual Cup Day race meeting back to Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill this Sunday, 22 October.

This is the third year the club has raced in Invercargill and the meeting has proved very popular with good crowds attending to enjoy a mix of great racing allied with plenty of free activity for the children making it an ideal day out for the entire family.

The feature race is the $20,000 Tuapeka Lodge Cup Handicap Pace over 2700m timed to start at 3.45pm.

For just $60 per head race-goers can enjoy a day at the Top Of The Park with the best viewing on course and full hospitality. Contact Southern Harness Racing’s Promotions Officer Lindsay Beer on 021 351 499 or at [email protected] for more information.

Children's entertainment is free on the day with mini jeeps and a bouncy castle plus a face painter. In addition, the first 100 children on course will receive a free Mr Whippy ice cream and there will be Kids Go Racing Giveaways and Kidz Kartz Pony Racing.

Club President Owen Cameron says, “it will be a great day’s racing with plenty for the whole family to enjoy. One of the big points of interest of the meeting will be whether Robyn’s Playboy can win his fourth Tuapeka Cup having won it previously in 2019, 2020 and 2022 and having finished second in 2021.”

Keep an eye on the Tuapeka Harness Racing Club page for more information.

The first race is timed to start at 12.40pm and admission is free.


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