Addington commended at International Awards

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Addington Raceway and the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) have further enhanced the growing international reputation of the quality of New Zealand’s racing product with a close-up finish, in esteemed company, for the Simulcast Award presented at the 24th annual International Simulcast Conference recently held in New Orleans.

The Simulcast Award honours excellence in the presentation of a racetrack’s live race product.

Addington logoIn announcing Santa Anita Park as this year’s winner, organisers have made special mention of the quality of the combined Addington Raceway/NZRB entry.

“The winner had noteworthy competition in this very close race from Keeneland and Addington Raceway in New Zealand, with Del Mar, Saratoga and Woodbine also receiving votes. Each received first, second or third-place votes on several ballots,” commented Jane Murray, Director of Services for the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America, joint host of the Conference with Harness Tracks of America.

Addington Raceway Chief Executive Dean McKenzie commented: “With our entry to be mentioned in the same company as Santa Anita Park and Keeneland, two iconic world class tracks is extremely humbling for us here at Addington.

Our entry featured the outstanding coverage the team at the NZRB put together for Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup Day in 2015 and this international recognition for everyone who helps put New Zealand’s biggest day of racing together is a wonderful achievement for the industry as a whole.

To effectively make the podium for such a prestigious award is clear evidence that we have a wonderful product in New Zealand which is the equal of anywhere in the world.”

Courtesy of Keryn McElroy,

Business & Marketing Manager,

Addington Raceway