Day At The Track

Trotting Club promotes syndications

09:15 AM 03 Apr 2018 NZST
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The Auckland Trotting Club has a great track-record when it comes to establishing and overseeing horse racing syndications. Now the 128-year old iconic club is again calling on Kiwis to consider joining a syndicate ahead of the 2019 season.

Syndication, or shared ownership, is fast becoming the most popular means for people to race horses. As an authorised syndicator, the Auckland Trotting Club has consistently led in this area over the past two decades, with statistics proving its 17 syndicates have been very successful overall.

Syndicate Manager Andrew Jamieson is calling on registrations of interest. He is keen to encourage people from all walks of life to investigate syndication and says many will be pleasantly surprised.

"It's an affordable and low-risk way into harness racing. It provides people unique access into the ownership of well-bred yearlings selected and trained by some of the country's best. What's more, it's a lot of fun," says Mr Jamieson.

Auckland Trotting Club's Racing Manager Regan Cotter believes there's no bigger thrill than watching your own horse compete, and says it's is a great time to do so because the stakes have gone up.

For the current 2017/2018 season there's over $8 million in prize-money up for grabs at Alexandra Park alone across 41 race meetings.

"The Auckland Trotting Club has shown great vision with its programme to lift stakes significantly. Not only do higher stakes make for more exciting racing, but they make horse ownership and participation more attractive and viable. Joining a syndicate now is a really exciting proposition," says Mr Cotter.

Last year the club launched a dedicated racehorse ownership portal on its website, which takes people through syndication membership, as well as individual ownership, part ownership, company ownership, and leasing options.

"The Auckland Trotting Club is all about sustaining harness racing into the future. Key to that is promoting ownership and involvement in this great sport of ours regardless of anyone's level of expertise, budget, or prior interest," says Mr Cotter.

To find out more about syndication, or have an information pack sent to you, visit: or contact Syndication Manager Andrew Jamieson on (09) 238-9212, (021) 253-8765 or


Cameron Brewer





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