Day At The Track

Club News this week from HRNZ

08:17 AM 06 Feb 2019 NZDT
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AB Update

Pick6 Harness this week:

Thu 07 Feb $25k Guaranteed at Cambridge Night Harness -  jackpot $6,630.99

Fri 08 Feb $25k Guaranteed at Alexandra Park Night Harness


THIS WEEK ON TRACKSIDE - Harness: (February 4th - February 10th)


8:30pm The Box Seat (TS1)

Rangiora (TS2)


5:30am In The Gig (TS1)

Cambridge (TS1)


Alexandra Park (TS1)


Gore (TS2)




Amberley Trotting Club - Wednesday 6 February 

Looking for something to do on Waitangi Day Feb 6th.

Make your way out to Rangiora Racecourse and let the Amberley Trotting Club take care of that.A day of fun filled family activity is guaranteed , along with a full card of top class horse racing. The hard working Amberley committee aim to put on a fabulous days entertainment and this year will be no exception. Some of this years highlights include a chance for someone on course to become a honouree “part owner” for the day of the racehorse Airpark Flyer ,who will compete in the 2019 Rangiora Equine Services “Amberley Cup”,thanks to the generosity of owner, Graeme Harris and trainer, Trent Yesburg .

To be in with a chance to win this wonderful prize ,all you have to do is, place any bet on course to the value of $10 or more, if you win fantastic ,cash it in ,if you don’t ,write your name and phone number on the back of your losing ticket,place it in the specially marked barrel in the birdcage before Race 6 and straight after Race 6 the winner will be drawn. The prize includes meet the owner ,trainer and horse pre race, you will recieve a $50 each way bet on “Airpark Flyer”, then watch the race with them in the members stand , have some post race photos taken with the horse and then enjoy some hospitality in our sponsors tent.

Also on the day,Gabi Rennie and Macy Fraser,two of the star,s from the history making U17 Football Ferns who claimed the bronze medal in the 2018 Womens World Cup tournament in Uruguay will be on course to meet and greet and also there will be 6 signed footballs given away on the day.

Once again this year we will be supporting the Womens Cancer Foundation. All female drivers on the day will be wearing a set of teal driving pants and should any of the female drivers win a race HRNZ will donate $100 to the foundation and Amberley Trotting Club will match it. HRNZ staff will also be selling merchandise on the day with all proceeds going to the foundation.

The Amberley club have always embraced the ‘FAMILY ATMOSPHERE” on our racedays and once again there will be plenty of activities to keep the children entertained all day long , with giveaways, pony rides ,bouncy castle,childrens entertainer, lolly scramble and “Kids Go Racing “packs.

Amberley Trotting Clubs objective is to run a raceday which gives back to the Owners ,Trainers and Breeders which is why we strive to keep the stake levels up for the owners, the $500 Breeders Bonus and for the trainers, International Animal Health Products & Garrads Horse & Hound will donate a prize pack for a randomly selected trainer in each race and all trainers will go into the draw for a Major Prize Pack drawn after Race 7.

Airpark Canterbury have also donated a voucher of “up to 5 days parking at Airpark Canterbury and also includes a “business class wash” (approx. $150 value) and these will be presented to every winning trainer on the day.

John Mc Cabe will also be oncourse ,entertaining the crowd with his wonderful variety of songs between races .

So pack up the car , bring out the family and be prepared for a great day out. We still have some marquee packages and carpark packages available and they can be confirmed by contacting Warwick Duke on 03 313 6849 or

More info on the day can be found by viewing the clubs website 


Alexandra Park – Friday 8 February 

Friday 8th February

Celebrate the Year of the Pig at Alexandra Park Join us at Alexandra Park to celebrate the Year of the Pig. The sign known for their amazing personalities and great luck.

Top of the Park will be beautifully decorated, there will be a delicious Chinese-style buffet and plenty of beverages to choose from. Plus we have a little something in-store to test your good fortune.

Tickets from $70pp

March Fundraising Race Nights

Alexandra Park will be holding two special race nights in March to help raise funds for Ovarian and Prostate Cancer.

March 1 is Oaks Night and will help raise funds for Team Teal and the fight against Ovarian Cancer. $5 from each ticket goes to the cause. 

The night will also feature a celebrity Dual Sulky race featuring Dom Harvey, Melodie Robinson, Brooke Howard-Smith and Frank Bunce with two competitors to be named.

March 8 is Derby night and $5 from each ticket sold there will also go to the fight against Prostate Cancer.

Tickets are $65 per person, with elegantly crafted buffet dinner and desserts.

Both nights consist of great prize giveaways.

To book phone 09 631 1165 or visit

027 410 2420


Gore - Saturday 9 February 


First race goes at 12.15 pm on Saturday for what is an action packed day of Grass Track racing for the Gore Harness Racing Club.  There is 11 races carded with the feature being the McDowall Painting & Decorating Gore Grass Cup which has attracted a good field of 11 runners.

There is plenty of free entertainment on course for the children with Water Balls and Bouncy Castles.  The Olympic Watches ‘Punt For Gold’ competition will run on Race 8 where patrons need to pick the first 3 horses home in the correct order.  There is $500 worth of Olympic Watches to be won!  Entry forms will be in the race book and need to be placed in the barrel outside the Secretary’s Office prior to Race 8, you must be on course to win! 

Palamountains Racing Supplements are on board again this year with two Trainers prizes valued at $250 each.

The Club is also part of the ‘Team Teal’ Campaign raising funds for Ovarian Cancer.  You will be able to make donations to the cause at the race meeting.  Local Junior Driver ‘Ellie Barron’ is the Southern Ambassador for this campaign and already has a number of drives on the day.  For each winning drive by a female driver wearing the teal driving pants the club will donate $100 to the Women’s Cancer Foundation, this is in addition to donations made by HRNZ and Woodlands Stud for each winning drive by a female.

Pack up the picnic and bring the family along to the Gore Racecourse for a great atmosphere and an up close experience of Grass Track Racing!


Hororata – Touch of Teal Fashion Competition

To be held at Mt Harding Racecourse, Methven. 

Racing Sunday -  The weather looks like it’s going to be fantastic!

So bring your picnics and come to Methven and enjoy the racing.

This is a Team Teal raceday – incorporating a Touch of Teal Fashion of the Field competition.

Garrard’s Horse & Hound Hororata Cup.

Nevele R Fillies Sires Stakes heat.

Junior drivers race.

Kidz Kartz.

$500 trainers prize.


Addington Raceway and Events Centre

Hello Everyone,

Even though we have a week off racing, our team are excited that our first 5 star race night will be on Friday 15 February.  There are several Group/Listed Races on this evening with the Listed $150,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 3YO Fillies and Group One $100,000 PGG Wrightson NZ Breeders Stakes being the signature races on the night.  Good luck to everyone leading up to our 5 star race night.



Bronze Package – Premier viewing and divine four course delicious buffet dinner. $54 + GST per person.  Cash bar available.

Silver Package – Premier viewing, divine four course buffet dining and premium beverage package. $80 + GST per person.
Bookings essential, phone 338 9094 or email

$15 A LA CARTE DINING – Choose from five of our divine dishes that are available in the Christian Cullen Lounge, located on level 1 of the Metropolitan Stand. (Gluten free and vegetarian options available).

IRT STABLES BBQ – Enjoy a bite to eat from the IRT Stables BBQ. Whether it is a juicy burger or a pottle of chips, your hunger cravings will be satisfied. The BBQ is located at the stables entrance directly beside the Lindauer Lawn.


The lovely HRNZ Team are out in force so please support the fabulous Team Teal Campaign.  Thanks in advance for getting behind such an amazing cause.

This campaign runs from 1 February until 10 March. We are supporting this charity further on Friday 1 March, with 10% of every ticket sold will be given to them.  Further information about this is below


HRNZ Marketing

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