Advantages of racing your horse at Alexandra Park:
Alexandra Park is the showplace of Harness Racing in the Auckland/Waikato region.
As an owner you will find no better place to race your horse.
All racing at Alexandra Park (Franklin Trotting Club, Kumeu Trotting Club, Manukau Trotting Club and Thames Harness Racing Club) can offer you - the owner - the following reason's to race your pacer or trotter at Alexandra Park:
No acceptance Fees
When your horse races at Alexandra Park you will not be charged a cent for entering that horse in the race.
Performance Incentive Bonus Scheme
You have the option of entering your horse in the 'Performance Incentive Bonus Scheme'. The 'Performance Incentive Bonus' is paid on the event of your horse's third win at Alexandra Park.
The amount of the Performance Incentive Bonus is equivalent to 50% of the winning stake of this third win.
Stakes structure and breakdowns are displayed with race programmes.
The facilities at Alexandra Park are unequalled anywhere in New Zealand for both yourself and your horse. Owners can choose to dine in a number of Restaurants of high standard and quality including:
- Top Of The Park
- Tasman Room
- Owners & Trainers Lounge
- The Alex Bar & Eatery
- Delightful Lady Lounge
- Hobson Room
- Rutherford Room
- Lyell Creek Lounge
The stabling area at Alexandra Park is a past winner of the New Zealand Institute of Architecture - National Award for Architecture. The horses are stabled close to the stands and track for easy access.
Prior to each race, all Owners with horses engaged are invited to join us for a complimentary pre-race drink in our Owners' Area.
Winners Circle Bar
In the event of your horse winning a race at Alexandra Park the owners are treated to complimentary drinks at the Winners Circle Bar, situated near the Parade Ring. You can relax, celebrate your victory and watch the race all over again with your fellow owners. A video of your horse's victory is also provided free of charge.
|Direction||Right handed (clock-wise)|
|Surface||Scallop shell and metal|
|Length||1012 metre circumference, 250 metre straight|
|Design||Banked Euro Track design, redesigned in 1991.|
|Other Features||Flexible Pylons used as circumference markers, 'Passing Lane' in the home straight.|
|Racing Distances||1609m, 1700m, 2200m, 2700m, 3200m.|
|Barrier Draws||Mobile starts: Front line of 8|
|Mobile field size: Maximum 13|
|Standing Start: Front line of 9|
|Standing start field size: Maximum 15|
|Radius of Bends||85.3 metres|