IRT Inter Dominion Championship 2019 INFO HUB

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HISTORY

The Inter Dominion Championship is one of the world’s most prestigious & time-honoured harness racing series. Currently organised by the Inter Dominion Events Committee, with representatives from both Australia, New Zealand & further abroad, it is an international sporting event that opitimises the very best of standardbred, equine racing prowess.

First established in 1935-36, the Championship’s basic protocol of three Heats and a Final remained unchanged until 2008 when a bold initiative linked the format with the Australasian Grand Circuit. This change did not gain popularity, and after other variations in 2009-11, the original format returned in 2012.

For 2013-15, an approach involving seven heats held concurrently on major tracks in Australia and New Zealand was adopted to revitalise the series, and the Trotting Championship was discontinued.

 The Inter Dominion Championships were historically held on a yearly roster covering Australian States and New Zealand (NZ), but for 2013-15 the Pacers Championship was awarded to New South Wales (NSW), followed by Western Australia (2015-2017) where the original three heats and a final format was revived. This will continue through 2018-2026, with Victoria, NSW and NZ as co-hosts, and a reinstated Trotting Championship on the programme.

ACCOMMODATION
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ACCOMMODATION

IRT ID19 preferred supplier in the Hotel Space is RYDGES Auckland, Federal Street Auckland CBD.

Special deluxe city view king room rates for IRT ID19 guests apply;

• Fri, 29 November: $289
• Tues, 3 December: $359
• Fri, 6 December: $239
• Sat 14 December: $239

To obtain the IRT ID19 rate, click here

Looking for something closer?
The following motels are adjacent to Alexandra Park:

Knights Inn
Park Lane
Epsom Motel
Cornwall Park Motel
Abella Inn

Alternatively, at the nearby Green Lane turn off from Southern Motorway is Auckland Ellerslie Novotel and Ibis Hotel.

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TRANSPORT

Planning on driving? Click here for directions

We want to make sure you make it safely to and from Alexandra Park. Our friends at Auckland Co-op Taxis have a taxi stand right outside the Grand Stand here at Alexandra Park. To pre-book, please call 09 300 3000 or visit their website to book online and find out for more information

SPONSORSHIP
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SPONSORSHIP


IRT has confirmed its role as one of the most important sponsors in harness racing by securing the overall naming rights to the Inter Dominion Championship, and Auckland Trotting Club are delighted by the partnership to deliver the series. Read more.

IRT are a global horse shipping company with offices in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Germany and USA, IRT’s International coverage means that our professional and experienced staff can better facilitate horse shipment all around the world.

Should you wish to ship your horse anywhere in the world, make sure you choose IRT.

Thank you to the following sponsors who are also supporting IRT ID19:

New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred
Lincoln Farms
Matamata Veterinary Services

Interested in Sponsorship?

Being a Trans-Tasman Harness Racing event there is excellent exposure throughout Australasia which adds another dynamic into the sponsorship potential for both industry and non-industry companies.

There are still opportunities to be involved with Sponsorship with three packages available;

1. Trotters naming rights
2. Teir 3 packages
3. Tier 4 packages sweep stake

Buy a Tier 4 package and go into a sweep stake draw for a race on any of the four nights of IRT Championship. You might get the Pacers consolation on Final night Saturday 14 December or a support race on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.

To find out more information:
Contact the Auckland Trotting Club’s Sponsorship Manager, Karen Blanchard on +64278083150 or email sponsorship@alexandrapark.nz

CONTACT US
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CONTACT US

Have another question? Contact us for more information

Race Night Dining
+649 631 1165
dining@alexandrapark.co.nz
Click here for the Events Calendar

Sponsorship
+6427 808 3150
sponsorship@alexandrapark.nz

Racing
regan.cotter@alexandrapark.nz

Social Events
dining@alexandrapark.co.nz
Click here for the Events Calendar

BOOK YOUR TICKETS

FRI 29 NOV: HEAT ONE | TUES 03 DEC: HEAT TWO | FRI 6 DEC: HEAT THREE | SAT 14 DEC: GRAND FINAL

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