Harness Club News 21 August 2019

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TAB News

Pick6 this week – $30K Pick6 Thursday Night at Addington and $40K Pick6 Friday night at Alexandra Park.

August and September – Harness First4

$6,000 Bonus First4 on a Race 4 Every Friday Night in Aug/Sept and on Race 4 at Addington on Thu 19 Sept.


Addington Raceway and Events Centre – Thursday 22 August

Hello Everyone,

Only 83 days til Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day!  Let’s get excited!

Friendly reminder – Nominations close next week for;

Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup, Airpark Canterbury Dominion Trot, and Graphite Developments Ltd Glenys & Philip Kennard Show Day Futurity.

Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup – $750,000 – Group 1 – 12 November 2019

Initial Nomination Fee (incl GST) – $431.25                

Due – Wednesday 28 August 2019 3pm (NZ time)

Airpark Canterbury Dominion Trot – $300,000 – Group 1 – 15 November 2019

Initial Nomination Fee (incl GST) – $172.50                

Due – Wednesday 28 August 2019 3pm (NZ time)

Graphite Developments Ltd Glenys & Philip Kennard Show Day Futurity Series

This series is for 4YO and older pacers assessed at MR (Non-Winner) as at 1 July 2019.

A horse must start at two NZMTC meetings from 2 August to 25 October 2019 to be eligible to start in the series race on Show Day.

Nomination Fee (incl GST) – $115.00           

Due – Wednesday 28 August 2019 3pm (NZ time)

For information on when all the fees are due and the full terms and conditions on these racing initiatives please visit

addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/. Alternatively, please call Addington’s Racing Department on 03 338 9094

Remember to book your spot for Cup Week.  Our fabulous hospitality packages are on sale for Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Day and Show Day Races.  Be sure to book soon and #bepartofthemagic, as three areas are already sold out for Tuesday and limited availability on Show Day. For further details, please visit; http://www.addington.co.nz/cup-week/hospitality/.  Alternatively, if you have any questions, or wish to book, please contact Joanne McMaster on joanne.mcmaster@addington.co.nz, or 021 0298 5972.  We look forward to hosting you all!

Have a great week everyone and we look forward to welcoming you to the races tomorrow night! 

From the Addington Team.


Alexandra Park – Friday 23 August


Auckland Trotting Club in Conjection with Alabar have a Service Fee for Tender to Ultimate Machete.

All tenders to be received by 8.00pm on Friday 20 September.

For more information or to lodge your tender, contact Karen Blanchard at karen.blanchard@alexandrapark.nz or call 027 808 3150

  • MEZZE: A Night of Sharing |  Friday 13 September from 5.30pm

Inspired by the Mediterranean. Join us in Alexandra Park’s premier restaurant, Top of the Park for a night of sharing and harness racing action. Begin the night with a drink on arrival and an antipasto platter to your table followed by a grazing buffet filled with goodies and scrumptious desserts to finish the night. We have group discounts available with packages starting from $65pp. Please note; groups of less than 8 may be required to share a table. Embrace the family traditions of the Mediterranean and book today!

Save time, book online www.alexandrapark.co.nz/whats-on/mezze-a-night-of-sharing/

  • [WIN!] Journey to Thailand with Thai Airways |  Friday 27 September from 5.30pm

Revel in the beauty of Southeast Asia, a tropical wonderland known for its’ rich culture, diverse communities and flavoursome food. Our ever popular Thai-inspired night at the races will take place in the Tasman Room located on level one with direct access trackside. Those who book and attend have the chance to go in the draw to WIN Flights for Two to Bangkok, Thailand thanks to our friends at Thai Airways. This is a night you do not want to miss so we recommended booking sooner rather than later!

Save time, book online www.alexandrapark.co.nz/whats-on/journey-to-thailand  


Cambridge – Waikato Bay of Plenty Thursday 15 August



Friday Nights Under The Lights is a fusion of harness racing action, social interaction, exciting light displays, inspired music and culinary adventure.

Held at Cambridge Raceway over seven Fridays, Friday Nights Under The Lights is the perfect event to take after work drinks to the next level or commit to a regular night out with your besties.

Feel the rush of the harness racing action, reach out and network, indulge in the food truck-style cuisine, witness the bright lights, catch up with your mates, make new friends, listen to the music, dance the night away and repeat.

It’s light therapy for your senses!

For more info, head along to: https://www.cambridgeraceway.co.nz/page/friday-nights-under-the-lights/


Forbury Park News – Overnight stabling charge 

Forbury Park Trotting Club would like to advise that we are happy for trainers & their teams to stop over at Forbury Park on your way to other race meetings, however there will be a small charge @ $7.50 + gst per horse, per night – This is to cover our staff & use of facilities.

There is a form to complete prior to a visit which is available from the Forbury Office.  Phone number:  03 455 2154, or email:  lisa@forburypark.co.nz. 

We would appreciate a couple of days’ notice ahead of an intended visit so that we can have the facilities ready for your stay, and to arrange access at a suitable time for us.


Otago Harness Racing Awards – September 14

A star studded line up of New Zealand’s best pacers and broodmares will vie for titles at next month’s Otago Harness Racing Awards in Dunedin.

Classy youngsters Princess Tiffany and Ultimate Sniper will take on home town favourites Eamon Maguire and Majestic Man and northerners Speeding Spur and Havtime in the Best Otago Owned Horse category.

Bethany, the dam of Lazarus, One Over Kenny, the dam of Ultimate Stride, and Foreal, the dam of Field Marshal with square off with 100-win producer, Fleet’s Pocket, in the Broodmare Excellence category.

Each of those broodmare’s owners, Gavin Chin, Lex and Heather Williams and Syd and Shona Brown are finalists for Otago Breeder Of The Year alongside Archie Affleck.

Winners of the breeding awards and the Otago Horse Of The Year will be announced at a gala evening at Forbury Park on September 14.

A massive total of 23 titles will be awarded in age group trotting and pacing and training and driving categories.

Winners of the age group trotting and pacing awards will be eligible to be crowned Otago’s horse of the year.

Big race performers Cracker Hill, Ultimate Stride, Majestic Man and Jess Jaccka look to be some of the strongest contenders for the overall title.

More than one significant contribution award will industry members at the Otago awards.

Former champion thoroughbred trainer Dave O’Sullivan will be the guest speaker at the awards.

Tickets are available by contacting Lisa Butler at the Forbury Park Trotting Club on lisa@forburypark.co.nz or 03 455 2154.


Southland Owners Day – 21 September

Harness Racing New Zealand, in conjunction with the Invercargill Harness Racing Club, are pleased to announce that on Saturday 21 September an Owners Day will be held at Ascot Park.

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.

Further information on the event will follow soon.

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 – jess@hrnz.co.nz 

2019 Woodlands Stud Canterbury Harness Awards Dinner – Saturday 21 September

Silks Lounge – Addington Raceway, Addington

6.30pm for a 7.15pm start

Tickets $60.00 incl. GST

Drinks extra at individual’s cost.

Watch our for our stallion tender for Downbytheseaside and Pegasus Spur services which close on 02 September 2019.

All enquiries to 021 969 969 or cantyawardsdinner@gmail.com


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