Day At The Track

Join the Chiefs rugby team and own 2 fillies

05:02 AM 30 Apr 2013 NZST
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Chief forwards Liam Messam All Black five eighth Aaron Cruden Chiefs
Chief forwards Liam Messam - and Craig Clarke raise the Super Rugby trophy in 2012
All Black five eighth Aaron Cruden - leads the Chiefs haka
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One of the world's most successful harness racing syndicates has attracted some of the best rugby players in the world into our wonderful sport.

The North Island Standardbred Breeders Association, through the Rob Carr managed Auckland Trotting Club as an ‘authorised syndicator’, and has launched a new innovation in syndication.

Carr said the ATC Syndicate was giving prospective owners the opportunity to race two well-bred fillies with nine Waikato Chiefs professional rugby players.

The Hamilton (NZ) based Chiefs are the current champions in the New Zealand – Australia – South Africa Super XV rugby championship – the most difficult and compromising franchise competition in world rugby.

The lucky nine are Chiefs skipper and All Black Liam Messam, fellow All Blacks Aaron Cruden & Brodie Retallick, as well as Bundee Aki, Nick Crosswell, Michael Kainga, Lelia Masaga, Solomona Sakalia and Asaesli Tikoirotuma.

Carr, who has been operating the world renown ATC Club syndicates for 14 years now was excited about the public joining forces with the Chiefs in the winner’s circle one day.

“There are many advantages involved with being part of the syndicate and these include; racing horses with Super Rugby stars, the comparatively low costs, the opportunity to share in the racing of well bred horses trained by two of the best trainers in New Zealand , making new friendships, etc.

“We have been successful in arranging the leases of two well-bred fillies from their respective breeders, who wish to retain the fillies for future breeding, but are willing to lease both without a right of purchase to our NISBA Breeders No.1 Syndicate,” Takanini-based Carr told Harnesslink.

The fillies are:

EVERLASTING GRACE (Bettor’s Delight – Jessie Grace), selected and to be trained by Geoff Small

UNFORGIVING (Art Major – Pure Envy), selected and to be trained by Steven Reid.

Carr said there was no purchase-in cost and for a monthly fee of $147.50 (approx. $34/week) you can join this 40-share syndicate in racing the two fillies.

Also included with each share is one annual subscription to the New Zealand Standardbred Breeders Association for the life of the Syndicate, to promote membership of this Association amongst Syndicate members.

If you are already a member of the Association, this will pay your subscription for that period.

“We know your involvement in this Syndicate will bring you many hours of fun and entertainment, so if you wish to become a member of the NISBA Breeders No.1 Syndicate please click on the following links below for detailed information,” Carr said.  

Rob Carr can be contacted at:

Rob Carr


Tel: (09) 291-9034 or Mobile : (021) 227-6444

Post: P O Box 202101 , Southgate , Takanini, Auckland 2246

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By Duane RANGER (editor)

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