There is no place better to race your horse than under the 'ribbon of light' here at Alexandra Park
Alexandra Park is the showplace and headquarters of harness racing in the North Island and as an owner you will find no better place to race your horse.
Industry leading stakes
As of March 1 2019 the ATC Board have announced further increases to stakes – with a $15K minimum stake up for grabs at all non-premier standard meetings. There are two further tiers of stakes level in action at these meetings – with a mix of $20K/$25K races to complement each programme (subject to acceptances and the corresponding rating band within each race – a full detailed description of our ATC Racing Policy / Stakes Distribution is available for download below.)
With 40 meetings in total for The ATC for season 2019/20, there is no time better than the present to be racing your horse here at Alexandra Park.
This document forms the overarching guidelines and policies of the Racing Committee of the Auckland Trotting Club. This document is important as it will direct the Racing Committee towards obtaining the goals as set out by the racing club, to optimise its own position and invigorate harness racing in the region, meeting both the differing needs of both industry and non-industry participants.
Please note that while these programming policies are in place, the Racing Manager needs to ensure that we are maximising our horse population and achieving industry / club defined KPI’s so field selection / final programme make-up is subject to nominations received on a week-to-week basis.
Race night privileges for owners’ can be collected from our racenight reception. These include race books, stable passes and tickets to our owners’ pre-race hospitality area..
Sectional timing information for each and every individual horse
Here at The Park we are very proud to be able to offer sectional timing for each and every individual horse that races here. No other race track in the country offers this service and best of all, it’s absolutely free-of-charge. So no matter whether your horse runs in the top three or gets caught three-wide the trip and unfortunately finishes last, the sectional timing for your horse will be available on our website in the days following the race meeting. Check out the sectional timing section of our website here
Owners’ Pre-Race Hospitality Area
Prior to each race, all owners are invited to join us for a complimentary pre-race drink in our Owners’ Area. This is located on Level 1 of the stand, directly in front of the Lyell Creek Lounge. The owners’ pre-race hospitality area can be accessed either through the Lyell Creek Lounge, the stairwell by the Parade Ring or the stairs directly in front of the Owners’ Area.
Please note that tickets for this area are essential and can be collected from the main reception on ground level.
Lyell Creek Lounge
All owners are welcome to enjoy race nights at Alexandra Park from the Lyell Creek Lounge located on level 1 of the Main Stand. This lounge has a superb view of the track and also has a quality bar and bistro.
Winners Circle Bar
When your horse wins a race at Alexandra Park every owner is treated to a complimentary drink in the Winners Circle Bar, situated right in front of the Parade Ring. You can relax, celebrate your victory and review the race again with your fellow owners. A video and trophy of your victory are also provided to forever remember your momentous occasion.
Racenight Dining Options
Owners have the option to dine in a number of high standard and quality restaurants including:
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The stabling area at Alexandra Park is a past winner of the New Zealand Institute of Architecture – National Award for Architecture. Horses are stabled close to the stands and winning post for easy track and public access. As an owner you will be presented with a ‘stables pass’ which will allow you entry into the stables. Once inside this state-of-the-art complex you will be able to get up close and personal both with your pride and joy and his/her trainers and drivers.
Alexandra Park has a relaxed and social atmosphere. The dress standard is smart casual however we do encourage more formal dress on Premier race nights.