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.
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.
Auckland Trotting Club Minimum Owner / Trainer Payments
As of August 1 2016, the Auckland Trotting Club introduced a new minimum payment scheme for all owner’s and trainer’s. What does this mean you ask? Well for every horse that races here at Alexandra Park as an owner you will receive a minimum stake of $250.00 and as a trainer you will receive a minimum payment of $150.00.
Making sense of the ATC Minimum Owner Payment on our race programmes
For all races advertised in this programme, the advertised owner stake payment for placings 5th or lower will receive an additional $50 by way of payment from HRNZ. These additional payments will be added to the total stake to be paid for the race.
For example the advertised stake for 5th placing in the programme for race one is $250. With the additional payment of $50 this will increase to $300. Likewise the others payment in race one advertised at $200 will increase to $250 when the additional $50 is added.
A further example will be in race three where the 5th placing will earn $388 when the $50 is added and the others’ payments will increase to $320 with the additional $50 added.
Here’s how the ATC Minimum Trainer Payments work
As indicated in the special conditions for each Alexandra Park meeting, should a trainer choose to race their horse at Alexandra Park you will receive a minimum payment of $150.00 GST exclusive per starter. The payment of $150.00 is inclusive of any trainer percentage included in the stake received.
For example, if your horse was to finish fifth in a particular race and the stake for running fifth in that race was $300, you would receive $30 as per the trainers’ percentage of the stake plus an additional $120 payment direct from the ATC.
If your horse was to finish second in a particular race and the stake for finishing second was $2040, you would receive $204 as per the trainers’ percentage of the stake but no additional payment would be paid as you would have received the minimum $150 as the trainer.
All trainers whose horses finish sixth or worse will receive a flat $150 payment from ATC.
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:
Contact Holly Lean on firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 631 1165 for more details.
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.