The goHarness 'Bring A Friend' Raceday is going ahead once again, and will be held at Motukarara Racecourse this Sunday (March 30).
Run in conjuction with the Akaroa Trotting Club, the 'Bring A Friend' Raceday was originally set down for their racemeeting on March 16 but had to be put off at the last minute due to adverse weather conditions in Christchurch.
Re-scheduled to fit back into the racing calendar this Sunday, it still promises to be a whole lot of fun for everyone because there will be heaps for people to see and do on-course throughout the afternoon. And, as its name suggests, racegoers are being encouraged to take along a friend (or three) with them so that they can all enjoy what a great day at the races has to offer.
In addition to Akaroa's 11 action-packed races, other features on the day will include a couple of dual-sulky events, Kidz Kartz racing (two Championships), live music, an on-course Punters Club, and a fabulous 'Double Chance Draw' with five individual prizes up for grabs.
Four shares in the 'Double The Fun' Syndicate will be won, and the Club are also giving away a tremendous three-night Breeders Crown Package at Tabcorp Park in Victoria during August which includes travel vouchers, accommodation, trackside dining at two racemeetings and an exclusive round of golf in between.
Members of all three goHarness Syndicates will be in attendance, and it'll be a unique experience for them too because four of the syndication company's horses are going to be on-course during the day.
From the 'Trotting For Fun' Syndicate, Harriet Of Mot will parade; representing the 'Double The Fun' Syndicate will be Astro Boy (who's coming all the way up from Invercargill to race) and Western Art, the latter also strutting his stuff in a couple of private laps around the track; and not to be left out, the 'In It For Fun' Syndicate's horse Franco Harrison will make a cameo appearance but for pats only, because he's currently spelling.
This is the Akaroa TC's Annual Meeting and a day which acknowledges and supports Cystic Fibrosis, so it'll only cost a gold coin to get in but your donation goes to a very worthy cause.
Harness Racing New Zealand