What you need to know for IRT Harness Jewels Day

The IRT Harness Jewels promises to be a huge day, and here is some important information if you are heading to Cambridge Raceway or following the action on Trackside or on-line.

Important Information

General Admission: $20 on the day includes race book (under 18s are free)
Gates open: 11.00am
Hospitality packages open: 11.45am
First race: 12:17pm
Last race / beverage packages close: 4.21pm
After Party at the Clubhouse with the Wingmen: 4.30pm till late
The Speights Summit Ultra Bar will also be open late.

Getting there and getting home

Buses will be travelling to and from Cambridge Raceway, and there’ll also be a bus leaving and returning to Auckland. Taxis and Ubers will also be available.

Food and drink

For the public there will be lots of options, including coffee and food at the Taylor Street Coffee, and the Alfresco Bites Food Truck Village :

- Mr Softy
- Fritz’s Wieners
- Loco Mexicano
- Pasta Fresca NZ
- Fill a Bowl
- Hearty As Dumplings
- Langos Fried Bread Puffs

Kids entertainment at the Cambridge Raceway Colts & Fillies Club, including

- Waipā District Library Makerspace activities
- Outdoor games: Cornhole, Giant Jenga & Swing ball
- Facepainting (from 12 - 4pm)
- Colouring area
- Kidz Kartz pony patting

Owners’ privileges

As an owner you will receive two complimentary tickets into our gavelhouse.com Industry lounge on level 1 of the grandstand. This area offers direct access to the viewing area, TV screens (including a big screen), complimentary ham carvery and desserts and discounted bar facilities.

Car parking

Disability parking is available in Carpark B (on the corner of Vogel and Taylor St). There will be golf carts available to shuttle you from the carpark into the racecourse. Drop off is also available at the main gate.

Fashions In The Field

Registrations at 11am – 1 pm at the Ultimate Global Group Marquee.

After you register you will be photographed, from which the judges will select their 10 finalists.


- Best Dressed Lady
- Best Dressed Lady, runner up
- Best Dressed Lady, second runner up
- Best Dressed Man
- Best Dressed Man, runner up
- Best Millinery

Speights Summit Ultra Sports bar

The Speights Summit Ultra Sports Bar will be hosted by southern harness racing commentator Richard Bromley, who will be joined by a host of local sporting celebrities throughout the day including Olympic gold medallist rower and America's Cup champion Joe Sullivan , former New Zealand Sevens coach Gordon Tietjens, world champion BMX rider Lila Walker, and former jockey Maija Vance.

IRT Harness Jewels Coverage

Trackside 1 will be broadcasting all nine Group Ones live, with the first race at 12.17pm and the last at 4.21pm.

There will also be race by race coverage on www.hrnz.co.nz throughout the day as well as on HRNZ’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

The Cambridge Raceway, Unhinged and Track Chat NZ Facebook pages are also providing extensive content, and will be updated throughout the day.


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