Club News 18 April

Addington Raceway – Saturday 20 April

Hello Everyone,

IRT HARNESS JEWELS  - Remember to book your perfect spot!

We are delighted to host the IRT Harness Jewels at Addington. Please see below details of all the festivities.

Welcome Pre Function Dinner – Thursday 30 May 6.00pm

Silks & Satin Lounge, Level 2 Metropolitan Stand

Hosted by Greg O’Connor and Michael Guerin, this special evening will celebrate the history of this wonderful event.  Included in the festivities will be the IRT Harness Jewels commentators Tony Lee, Mark McNamara and Aaron White who through their commentaries, will highlight this special race series.  As part of this night HRNZ will present the IRT Harness Jewels colours to the leading set of connections in each category.

Evening includes;

  • Three course plated dinner
  • Cash bar facilities available

$70 per person

$650 for a table of 10

To book or for more information please contact Joanne McMaster on 339 7908 or joanne.mcmaster@addington.co.nz

IRT in association with TAB Harness Jewels Golf Day – Friday 31 May

This is a Four Ball Best Ball Stableford event to be held at the Templeton Golf Club.  The day will start with a pre-game BBQ from 10.30am with teams teeing off from 11.30am.  There will be a prize giving post game.

Individual $50 per player

Sponsorship $250+GST per hold including a team of 4

To book or for more information please contact Greg O’Connor at greg.o’connor@tab.co.nz

IRT Harness Jewels – Hospitality Packages – Saturday 1 June

Ruby Lounge

Located on level 3 of the Metropolitan Stand, enjoy panoramic views over the track in a lounge setting with casual seating.   Ideal for groups of friends wanting the best views, in a more relaxed atmosphere where you can mix and mingle with other racing enthusiasts. (No allocated seating)

Package Includes:

  • · Course admission, racebooks and access to the Ruby Lounge
  • · Complimentary drink on arrival
  • · Stand-up grazing stations with an array of antipasto and seafood platters, fresh salads, carvery meats, fresh breads, hot vegetables, and a dessert selection
  • · A cash bar offering a selection of premium wines, NZ premium and standard beers, house spirits and non-alcoholic beverages (beverage tabs can be arranged on the day)
  • · Barista coffee and tea available throughout the day
  • · Private TAB facilities and Trackside TV’s
  • · Racing Master of Ceremonies

$195 per person

Silks & Satin Lounge

Soak up the atmosphere and excitement in one of our largest lounges on course. Located on level 2 of the Metropolitan Stand with uninterrupted views of the winning post, this is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after positions for those wanting the complete hospitality experience. Allocated seating is at shared tables of 10 people.

Package Includes:

  • · Course admission, racebooks and access to the Silks & Satin Lounge
  • · Three course buffet lunch, including cold meats, seafood and salads, hot dishes, carvery, and mouth-watering desserts
  • · All beverages included – premium wines, NZ premium and standard beers, house spirits and non-alcoholic beverages
  • · Barista coffee and tea available throughout the day
  • · Live entertainment
  • · Private TAB facilities and Trackside TV’s
  • · Racing Master of Ceremonies

$295 per person

Spectators Punters Lounge

This is the perfect place for racing enthusiasts wanting a relaxed and casual place to mix and mingle. Enjoy the comfort of lounge facilities with access to the front of the Lindauer Lawn to watch all the trackside action. Spectators also offers a large screen, bar leaners and casual seating. (No allocated seating)

Package Includes:

  • · Course admission, racebooks and access to Spectators Punters Lounge
  • · Continuous spit roast grazing stations including fresh vegetables, seasonal salads, pork, Canterbury lamb and sweet treats
  • · A cash bar offering a selection of premium wines, NZ premium and standard beers, house spirits and non-alcoholic beverages (beverage tabs can be arranged on the day)
  • · Barista coffee and tea available throughout the day
  • · Private TAB facilities and Trackside TV’s
  • · Racing Master of Ceremonies

$125 per person     

For hospitality bookings or for more information please contact Joanne McMaster on 339 7908 or joanne.mcmaster@addington.co.nz

All details and booking forms are also on our website – addington.co.nz.

We are looking forward to hosting an outstanding day of our sport on Saturday 1 June. 

Have a great week.

From the Addington Team

 

Alexandra Park News

Friday 26 April 2019 – American Night

Howdy Partner! Saddle up for Alexandra Park’s American Night on Friday 26th April from 5.30pm. Enjoy some harness racing action, all-you-can-eat southern style cuisine and a chance to wet your whistle. Cowboy hats and boots encouraged! Can you stay at the top of the mechanical bull leaderboard and take out the top prize? It’s gunna be a hoot. Ya'll get your group together and join in the fun.
What are you waiting for? Secure your table today! Go to www.alexandrapark.co.nz

The night is supported by the Caduceus Club along with their loyal group of sponsors who support the running of the Woodlands Stud Caduceus Club Fillies Classic for 2 YO fillies as well as 6 other races on the card including the John Devlin Memorial Trot.

Also run on the night we have the Taylor Mile for 4 YO pacers, the final of Haras des Trotteurs Sires Stakes for 3YO Trotters and the HR Fisken & Sons ANZAC Cup for the highest rated trotters.

With this being the first night of the Premier racing in the Autumn at Alexandra Park all these horses will be able to compete for Group 1 glory again the following week if they happen to met with bad luck in the run.

Friday 3 May 2019 – 2019 Reharvest Rowe Cup

Friday May 3rd Harness Racing at its best - 3 Group 1 races as well as the Magness Benrow Sires Stakes 2 YO Fillies Championship will be run during the evening at Alexandra Park.

The other feature races through the night will be the Dawson Harford NZ Messenger Championship for 4 YO pacers, Breckon Farms Northern Trotting Derby for 3YO Trotters and the 2019 Reharvest Rowe Cup for the best trotters in the country racing for a stake of $150,000.00.

Top of the Park will open on this night for all your dining requirements and should you like more information or would like to make a booking go to www.alexandrapark.co.nz

 

Hawera Harness Racing Club - 20 and 22 April

Our Easter Race Meeting this year have increased minimum stakes to $8,000.

There will be a Friday Night Function for Trainers and Owners starting at 6.00pm at the Racecourse

On Sunday evening at the South Taranaki Club meals will be available to purchase and they will be showing the replays of Saturday’s Racing.

For any Stabling Requirements please contact Fred Mitchell on 021 1582410

 

April Club of the Month – Timaru HRC

Harness Racing New Zealand is thrilled to announce a new monthly feature, Club of the Month.

Similar to the Stable Shout concept where we recognize trainers who are exceeding expectations in terms of owners experiences, the Harness Racing New Zealand owners subcommittee wish to also acknowledge clubs who have gone above and beyond to ensure all owners (winning or otherwise) are looked after and appreciated on race day.

This month our winner is the Timaru Harness Racing Club, which was nominated by Nora Bishop.

Nora has always been grateful for the Club’s efforts to look after her and her owners when she has raced a horse with them.

“The Club has given me meal vouchers for owners to redeem at their wholesome little restaurant (The Grey Way Lounge) and always invite the owners up to the President’s room for drink in one of the most welcoming environments.”

“They also do a great job with initiatives like the Mother’s Day lady driver race series, and incorporate great events for mothers and ladies in the industry on the day. So that encourages people to bring their families along on course and celebrate ladies in racing.”

“The Timaru club also try really hard to have something for families at the track too which is always appreciated by owners with children. The kid’s lucky draw was always a hit with my kids!”

We congratulate the Timaru Harness Racing Club for going the extra mile for owners and encourage other owners to nominate a club they have had a positive experience with by emailing Jess Smith – jess@hrnz.co.nz  

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