RESULTS: Christmas at the Races #3, Tauranga
Perfect weather made for a great final outing of the year for Christmas at the Races in Tauranga. Opie Bossom rode three winners on the day, with Frand Vosper coming home strong too with the oncourse Punters Club returning a 50% profit for those who took part. Full results from the days racing available HERE.
RESULTS: Christmas at the Races, Thames
Christmas at the Races came to the Coromandel for the first time on Wednesday 28 November, with a fun day had by all. Full racewday results are avalaible HERE.
RESULTS: Christmas at the Races #2, Tauranga
Once again this raceday was one of the biggest of the year at Racing Tauranga, featuring the 'Stella Artios Tauranga Stakes', won by the Lisa Latta trained Zennista. Full raceday results are available HERE.
RESULTS: Christmas at the Races #1, Tauranga
Racing Tauranga staged the countries first 'Christmas at the Races' event of the season on Friday, with a 9 race programme. Full results are available HERE.
RESULTS: Donaghys Raceday, Te Aroha
Large fields prompted an extension to an 11-race programme at Te Arohas Donaghys Raceday on Wednesday. Full race results are available HERE.
RESULTS: Rotorua Plate Day, Rotorua
Noble Warrior fought hard to win the 2012 Agrodome Rotorua Plate on Saturday at Arawa Park, edging out Jeu de Cartes by a long head. Full results from the raceday are available HERE.
NEWS: Triple Treat for Rotorua Racegoers
Locals and visitors alike are in for a triple treat this Labour weekend when the Rotorua Racing Club hosts the 2012 Rotorua Plate Day this Saturday. Not only is there a full day of feature thoroughbred racing planned, but also a charity fundraiser event, and a fashion event.
Spring traditionally brings some of the best thoroughbred racing action to kiwi race tracks, with the final horse fields to be confirmed later this week. Rotorua Plate Day is one of the biggest on the local racing calendar, and will include two feature races; the ‘Agrodome Rotorua Plate’ (Open Listed) over 1950 metres, and the ‘Lion Red Plate’, a weight-for-age sprint over 1200 metres.
Spring is also an important time for fashion in New Zealand, with fashion and racing going hand-in-hand around the world. Last years the inaugural Rotorua Fashions In The Field was held, and the success has ensured a repeat event this year. The competition is open to Women 18 years and older, competing in the ‘Parrots On Hinemoa Women’s Classic Racewear’ category.
The major prize on the day is direct entry to finals of the coveted ‘Prix de Fashion’ at Ellerslie, the countries premier racing/fashion event, which has over $100,000 worth of prizes. Entry can be completed online at trac.co.nz or on the day.
Racing Rotorua is also excited at the opportunity to be supporting the Rotorua Community Hospice, with a special fundraising event, which is a new concept for the Rotorua club. While public racegoers on the day will have the opportunity to donate to the cause, the major fundraising venture is the inaugural ‘Hooves For Hospice’ event. Tables of 8 are only $750+gst to enjoy the day from Arawa Parks’ premium lounge and includes lunch and drinks. There is also a charity auction which will be conducted during the day. Tickets are by pre-sale only, please contact Racing Rotorua.
The full day includes a 10-race programme starting at 12.25, with free children’s entertainment and live music throughout the day, with all the racing and fashion to be featured in full view of the public stands. Public are also invited to remain on course for live coverage from Australia of the 2012 Caulfield Cup which will finish the day at 6.05. General Admission is free, with strict byo alcohol limits enforced at the gate.
RESULTS: October Racemeeting, Taupo
Favourite Dashing Thunder with Reese Jones aboard stormed home to win the opening race of the day at Taupo final race meeting of the spring. Full results for the nine-race programme are available HERE.
RESULTS: Lion Red Bar & Cafe Challenge Raceday, Tauranga
After a couple of placings earlier in the day, birthday boy Mark Du Plessis finally nabbed a winner in the last race of the day aboard Istilane at Taurangas Lion Red Bar & Cafe Challenge Raceday. Meanwhile in the Challenge itself, which was held in the Tokyo Lounge, Te Pukes Stadium Sports Bar came out the winners with an impressive early run setting them up for victory. For full raceday results go HERE.
RESULTS: Bayleys Real Estate Raceday, Te Aroha
It was a big day of action as a full 10-races were run under the watch of Mt Te Aroha on Friday afternoon. The full results are available HERE.