All set for a 'Stunin' day at Addington

09:45 PM 07 Nov 2010 NZDT
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There will be more than just beautiful
There will be more than just beautiful - standardbreds on show at Addington raceway tomorrow (Nov 9).

Stunin Cullen is the raging hot favourite to win harness racing's most prestigious race in New Zealand - the Group One $750,000 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington Raceway tomorrow (Tuesday November 9).

And while there will plenty of ‘Stunin' action out on the track, there is certain to be plenty of ‘Stunin' hot action off the track at Addington as well.

New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington is Canterbury's Premier Sporting and Social Event. It is far more than just a great racemeeting. It is a special day iconic to Canterbury when guys and girls get dressed up in their finest Cup Day outfits and enjoy a fantastic social day at the races in a great party like atmosphere.

With a fine and sunny 19 degrees forecast for Tuesday in Christchurch, everything is shaping up perfectly for a fantastic Cup Day at Addington.

As well as 12 great races featuring the very best harness horses from New Zealand and Australia, there are outstanding fashion competitions with over $40,000 in prizes to be won, live entertainment from bands as well as other great entertainment around the venue and on the Big Screens.

This year there are some exciting new enhancements at Addington including a large new lawn area in front of the Public Stand as well as an increase in public amenities and facilities, all designed to better accommodate the big crowd that descends upon Addington on Cup Day.

These improvements are sure to be well received by racegoers on Tuesday.

After a tough and traumatic couple of months for the people of Canterbury, Cup and Show Week is the ideal opportunity for people to get out and enjoy themselves and to put behind them the troubles of the past couple of months.

Tickets to Cup Day at Addington are still available and can be pre-purchased online at www.addington.co.nz and www.ticketek.co.nz. Pre-purchased tickets start at $15. Walk-ups on the day will also be accommodated with general admission tickets for walk-ups on the day costing $20.

This Tuesday at Addington, The Party's On Canterbury.

Shane GLOURY (Chief Executive Addington Raceway)

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