Addington news, September 5

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On Friday 28 September we are delighted to announce we will be hosting a luncheon in our Silks Lounge at Addington Raceway and Events Centre. This event will be the ultimate style guide to dressing for Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day, Tuesday 13 November 2012. Stephanie Rumble of Flair Image and Fraser Bremford from Working Style will guide the attendees through the latest Race Day trends, discuss Race Day outfits that will be modelled and provide some insight in to the Best Dressed Competition for 2012. There will also be a question and answer session with the audience.

Leading Womenswear and Menswear suppliers from around Canterbury will each showcase a complete race day outfit, Stephanie and Fraser will talk you through the details of each outfit and why it works. The suppliers will also have ‘pop up shops’ showing off other fabulous items from their Spring Collections. There will also be other gorgeous displays and discussions from Canterbury’s leading Milliners, Make-up Artists and Hairdressers – this event could be your one stop shop for Cup Day 2012.

For those who are considering entering the Best Dressed at Addington Competition this luncheon will also give you some insight into what our judging panel will be looking for in a Best Dressed Lady or Man.

This is an event not to be missed – whether you are dressing to impress or dressing to win on Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day.
Tickets $55 – which includes sumptuous 2 course lunch, drink on arrival and Cup Week 2012 Pin. The Cup Week Pin is part of “Pin & Win” which sees a contribution of each pin sale going to Ronald McDonald House and gives the pin holder an entry into the draw to win a 2012 Ford Fiesta on Cup Day.
Attendees will also receive a goody bag and there will be spot prizes given away on the day.

For more information contact Charlotte at or03 339 7917 or Click Here


We are delighted to announce and welcome on board Westfield Riccarton as the principle sponsor of the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day Fashion Competition.

Westfield Riccarton is a highly respected brand synonymous with Fashion and Style and the perfect fit for the new and improved 2012 Fashion Competition. For more information on Westfield and to check out the fabulous stores they have, head to

Fashion Registrations have opened for 2012 – head to to register today!


Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day – Tuesday 13 November 2012

Gate entry / general admission – *$20 if purchased prior to race day

$30 entry on the day, cash entry at the gate.

Lindauer Lawn package – *$60. Includes gate entry and Lindauer Lawn entry

Reserved Seating in the Temporary Public Stand – $60. Includes gate entry

*Booking fees apply

Dining and Hospitality packages available

Please contact Joanne McMaster – (03) 339 7908,

Lindauer Race Day – Friday 16 November 2012

Feature races – Woodlands New Zealand Free-For-All and Hellers Dominion Trot

For details and further information how to purchase your tickets please visit or


You could win 1 of 3 Ford Fiesta’s this Cup Week! In conjunction with The Christchurch Casino and Canterbury Jockey Club we are excited to bring you “Pin & Win”

Simply buy a 2012 Christchurch Casino New Zealand Cup Pin for $5 to support Ronald McDonald House South Island and you’re in with a chance to win 1 of 3 Ford Fiesta cars with Christchurch Casino, the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club and the Canterbury Jockey Club.

Pins will be for sale on Race Nights right through to Cup Day.

For more details and terms and conditions check out Pin & Win

Congratulations to Jeff Macdonald and Paul Clarkson who were drawn out of the barrel at our August 24th Race Meeting. They have the first two positions on the roulette wheel. Two more entries will be drawn outthis Friday night.


Addington Raceway and Events Centre and The New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club are pleased to announce Stallion owners, Muscara Standardbreds of Philadelphia, USA are the new sponsor of the New Zealand Derby Group One $150,000 Race.

Addington are delighted to have the Muscara Standardbreds, made up of leviathan North American owner Joseph Muscara and his three sons Joseph, Robert and Mark who currently have three high profile stallions available at Alabar Stud in New Zealand associated with this iconic 3YO pacers race held at Addington on Friday, 5 April 2013.”

These stallions are headed by champion sire Mach Three – appropriately the sire of the 2012 New Zealand Derby winner, Fly Like An Eagle.

Alabar NZ General Manager, Graeme Henley is also delighted with the sponsorship announcement.
“With the evolution of our breeding industry, many of the leading sires in New Zealand and Australia are now owned in North America – a lot of the service fees paid by our breeders go off-shore. It’s wonderful news for harness racing in this country that one of the major recipients of this money is prepared to show its support for our industry and give back by way of such a significant sponsorship.”

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Members are located in Silks Lounge for September

The Lamb and Hayward Jackpot kicks off again with a starting pool of $50.00

Members Access to Riccarton Park on 10 November 2012 Sothys 2000 Guineas Day.

Once again the Canterbury Jockey Club extends reciprocal entry rights to NZMTC Members on Day1 of their New Zealand Cup carnival. To gain entry you will present your barcoded NZMTC 2012/13 Season Membership card for scanning at the CJC Members Entrances on the day.


Have you been left with the daunting prospect of finding a fantastic option for your Christmas party, one that everyone will like and doesn’t cost a fortune (when you’re already flat out – sigh!)? Do not fear (or waste any more precious time), simply book a spot in our new package – The Great Xmas Shout – check it out here


Avon City Ford are long-term business partners of Addington Raceway & Events Centre and we thank them for their generous support over the years.

Avon City Ford has been sponsoring the renowned Avon City Ford (New Brighton) Cup since 1994. This race is being run on Friday, 28 September and will attract elite horses from around New Zealand as the winning horse has automatic entry into the New Zealand Trotting Cup on Tuesday, 13 November.

Needing a New or Used Car? Avon City Ford can assist you. They have excellent staff that will be able to help you purchase your next car. Avon City Ford staff pride themselves on helping you buy a car that meets your needs that is value for money. Contact Avon City Ford at the Sockburn Roundabout on 348 4129 or visit their website

Avon City Ford has also generously helped Addington Raceway & Events Centre provide the Ford Fiesta Pin & Win Car that you could win on Cup Day – Tuesday, 13 November. For more details on how you could win an Avon City Ford Fiesta visit


Thai pumpkin & bacon soup with dumplings served with a bread roll

Crumbed dory fillets with salad, potato wedges & tartare sauce

Prime aged beef sirloin with salad, fries and a choice of either creamy mushroom or green peppercorn sauce

Roast pork, gravy & apple sauce served over roasted & steamed vegetables

Chicken & bacon open sandwich with fries & aioli

Vegetable & herb risotto balls topped with pimento salsa, parmesan cheese & crumbled feta


Friday 7 September – First Race 5.50pm

Due to the Craft Show Christian Cullen Lounge will be closed.

Public will be located in Legends Lounge (Level 3) and the Caduceus Bar (Ground Floor) The seating bowl outside the Christian Cullen Lounge will be open to the public

Thursday 13 September – First Race 5.40 pm

Friday 28 September – First Race 5.58pm


The North American Amateur Drivers Association will host four Amateur drivers from New Zealand in a series of races against NAADA members in a driving competition to be held at three racetracks in the Northeast.

Races in the competition –dubbed the Kiwis vs. the Yanks– will kick-off at Monticello Raceway on Wednesday, September 5th and then move on to Yonkers Raceway on Thursday, September 6. The final races will be at Freehold Raceway on Friday, September 7.

“Drivers for the New Zealand team will be constant throughout the series of race. However the USA team will vary at each racetrack with the exception of Dave Siegel, who’ll drive at every venue,” said NAADA president Joe Faraldo.”Various NAADA members at each of the participating racetracks will be getting a chance to compete but Siegel, the gentleman who so cordially hosts our East Coast in the West at Cal Expo, will be a constant.”

According to Eric Warner Monticello Raceway’s director of racing, he will dedicate two races on the September 5th program for the driving competition. The same is expected at all the other venues, also.

Among the members of the visiting New Zealand amateur team is Gavin Cook, who won the World Cup of Amateur Racing in 2008.

Joining Cook will be other outstanding New Zealand amateur drivers; John McDermott, Danny Blakemore and Tim Sissons.

“The Kiwis were extremely gracious to us when they hosted the World Cup of Amateur Racing last fall, so much so, that we wanted to reciprocate,” Faraldo added. “We’ll certainly show them a good time while there here but I’m giving fair warning, there’ll be no favours on the racetrack.”

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Addington Raceway & Events Centre thanks the following people and businesses who have continued to advertise within the Stables;

. Denis Nyhan, Glengarriff Farm
. Denise Nyhan, Glengarriff Farm
. Ray Jenkins, Tobaco Lodge
. Hamish Scott & Dr Kim Lawson , Equine Investments Ltd
. Graeme Henley, Alabar Stud
. Richard Woolford, RM Woolford Builders
. Dean Taylor, Taylor Stables
. Peter Jones, P N Jones Stables
. Paul Howlett, Horse Farrier
. Mark Jones Racing Stables
. Shane Gloury
. Sandy McClean – Ampro Sales, Bushnell Binoculars
. Bill Bishop, Canterbury Equine Clinic
. Barry Purdon Racing Stables
. Jamie Gameson, Gameson Racing Stables
. Lindsay Bolton, Horse Movers NZ Ltd
. Neville Benny, Spring Park Stud
. Ken Barron Toliman Lodge
. Kyle Austin, All Signed Up
. Cran Dalgety, Kentuckiana Lodge
. Jim Curtin Racing Stables
. John McDermott Racing Stables
. David Shorter, Eyecatcher Stables
. Reg Storer, Storer Motors Ltd
. Ralph Redpath, R Redpath Ltd
. Dave & Sue Anderson Racing Stables
. Miss Jean Anderson
. Rose & Brian Dakin
. Greg O’Connor, O ‘Connor Promotions
. Terry and Ricky May Racing Stables
. J & L Smith, Some Direction
. Carl & Heather Middleton, Millburn Farm
. Dawe Bloodstock in Association with Burrows Racing Stables
. Peter Cook, NZHR Trainers & Drivers Association

Wishing to Promote your Business to the Canterbury Harness Racing Industry within Addington’s Stables?

There is potential to grow your business within this industry because the Canterbury Region has the largest number of Breeders, Owners, Trainers and Drivers in New Zealand for our sport.

For more information on how to acquire Horse Stall Advertising and to promote your business within Addington’s Stables please phone Keryn McElroy, Business Development Manager at Addington Raceway on03-339-7916, or email

Addington Raceway Offices, 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand, PH 03 338 9094 

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