There will be loads of great entertainment for the whole family. All childrens entertainment and activities are free, including Kids Go Racing plus much more. Here is a small sample:
Gates open: 10 am
First Race: 12.00 mid-day
Join the Punters club for $10 and have a fun filled day where investments are all selected by a tipster or other racing identity and are placed for you so that you on the Tote so that all you need to do is listen to what your horse selection is over the on-course speakers and enjoy seeing it come home. You don't have to be worry about getting to the Tote on time - however if there is another horse in the race that you personally like then you can still go and place your bets on it.
Joining the punters club is easy just catch up with one of the Racing Board Girls (generally in specially marked uniforms/shirts) and give them your details. Please note though that you HAVE TO BE ENTERED BEFORE RACE 2 on the day.
JOIN THE FUN OF THE PUNTERS CLUB AND HAVE A GREAT DAY - and have your chance to win the trip below.
Well there always has to be one of these but do not despair you could still be lucky enough to go home with a very nice prize (A framed photo of the last NZ Trotting Cup)
Food Stalls and On-Course Catering
Hot and Cold foods
Coffee - Barista
On Course Caterer - including whitebait patties plus much more
Cash Bars - on course only
No BYO inside the racecourse
Lily Barrowcliffe will be singing the National Anthem this year.
Pony racing that has become very popular as a family sport.
Even though it is fun for both kids and ponies it helps to develop a well rounded horse-person who is capable of driving safely and tactfully on the trotting track, and the knowledge to care for horse and pony. To join this club you do not need to own your own pony to start with as you will be allowed to borrow one to try out on.
Watch the kids race their ponies and experience the joy of seeing them compete and become well disciplined in the art of harness racing and looking after their ponies. The club is for children aged from 6 to 16.