Southern harness racing season ramping up

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Southern Harness Racing is gearing up for a busy season. Photo: Monica Toretto

THE new harness racing season is well under way with several midweek meetings already completed at both Ascot Park Raceway, in Invercargill, and Central Southland Raceway, in Winton.

The bigger events of the season are yet to come, however, and Southern Harness Racing was busy preparing for the height of the season.

The Northern Southland Trotting Club meeting at Ascot Park Raceway on Saturday, October 10, would be the first Saturday meeting of the season, while later that month (Thursday, October 29) a twilight meeting at Ascot Park Raceway would see the hosting of some of the premier races which were unable to be held at the end of last season due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Following that meeting, there would be a busy period and Southern Harness Racing was offering special deals on sponsorship this season, including added-value packages for those who committed early, and individual packages for people who loved the sport and who would like a race named after them. The individual packages would also be suitable for gifts.

Southern Harness Racing was also taking bookings from groups, clubs and businesses looking for a day out with a difference in one of the corporate hosting areas, although the sport was obviously working within alert levels and only forging ahead with bookings when safe to do so.

  • Anyone wishing to discuss any aspect of a day at the races or sponsorship could phone Southern Harness Racing promotions officer Lindsay Beer on 021 351 499 or email lindsay.beer@xtra.co.nz
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