A new bar and bistro at Christchurch's Addington Raceway and Events Centre, located within the new hub of Christchurch will be open for business soon to the general public.
1. Following are the results of the 2013 Harness Racing New Zealand Inc Board elections:
The defending harness racing NZ Amateur Champion, Jeff Darby, leads the 2013 competition after the first two heats of competition at Addington last night.
Champion harness racing trainer Mark Purdon has won over 100 group one races and just about every feature race imaginable, but one race he hadn't won as a trainer before tonight (Friday May 17) was the New Zealand Oaks.
Just when you thought the day couldn't get any better for the All Stars team it does.
Champion three-year-old filly Adore Me made it nine wins form ten starts when taking out the $150,000 Group One Nevele R Fillies Final at today's (Saturday May 11) premier harness racing meeting at Addington.
No juvenile trotter has been more consistent this season than Daenerys Targaryen, which is why it was fitting that she took out today's harness racing $60,000 Group two Sires' Stakes 2YO Championship at Addington Raceway.
Premier harness racing at Addington this Saturday has terrific fields carded including some of the best horse flesh in Australasia
Race Cafe may have only finished fourth yesterday (Friday April 19), but he earned more money than the race winner did, as he became the fifth horse to win The Met Multilpier Reward at Addington earning his connections a healthy $7,500.
It was a fitting result that 'Mr Derby' himself - Mark Purdon, trained and drove the winner of tonight's (Friday April 5) one hundredth running of the Group 1 harness racing event.
Many expected a Mark Purdon trained runner to win, just not the one that did. Isaiah and Regulus, who were both dominant last start winners, dominated the tote. But after a hot early tempo is was Courage Under Fire colt Zacharia and reinsman Blair Orange who claimed Group Two glory.
Not only did she beat the boys, she set yet another NZ record in the process. That was the remarkable feat Habibti pulled off when winning the $80,000 New Zealand Trotting Derby at tonight's feature harness racing meeting at Addington.
Dual New Zealand Cup champion Terror To Love farewelled his co-trainer Paul Court with a dazzling win in tonight's (Saturday March 30) Easter Cup. It was a win filled with joy and sadness as Paul Court knows his Terror To Love rollercoaster has come to a halt.
Great Southern Star champion Vulcan brought up a 'Sonny Bill dozen (10) of Group One wins when taking out tonight's (Saturday March 30) harness racing feature for the trotters- the New Zealand Trotting Championship (Gr1).
One Over Da Moon showed the family ability is right there, when taking out the Group Three 2yo Trotting Stakes at tonight's (Saturday March 30) feature harness racing meeting at Addington.
After some great success over the past two weekends, there is a degree of confidence in the camp heading into this weekend. The stable are represented at all three southern harness racing meetings - Addington, Northern Southland and Methven.