The latest Bream Bay News had the picture of Ruakaka based business partners Donna and Dean Logan with the New Zealand Derby trainers cup which the three year old filly Habibi won for them at Ellerslie on Saturday 2 March.
Habibi beat all the best three – year – old racehorses in the country in the 2,400-metre New Zealand Derby at Ellerslie. In its 33 year history the race had only been won four times previously by a filly. The Derby carries a winning purse of $740,000 (the trainers get 10% and the jockey 5%), but the win means a lot more than this.
Donna – It puts us right up in the elite group.
Dean – “We have been doing this for around 27 years. This establishes us as good trainers. It makes people realise that good horses can be trained from here. We are often regarded as a bit of a back water but the facilities here are as good as anywhere”
Congratulations to the trainers, rider and New Plymouth based owners of Habibi Read full article
Whangarei Race Club is getting into the spirit of Tartan Week and hosting Tartan at the Races on Saturday 2 July. All are welcome, but especially if you are wearing some tartan!
There will be spot prizes for those who wear ‘the tartan’ and the ‘Tartan Police’ will be about checking out the crowd.
You could Win a bottle of Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky and a $5 betting slip.
Raceday Features the 2nd Leg of the Westbury Stud 2 yr old handicap.
Free Buses from Whangarei – check our website for timetables. Free entrance and carparking. Website
Whangarei Racing Club are incorporating into our Friday May 6th Raceday an opportunity for Women in Business to have a day at the races with colleagues, clients, and other like minds. A great opportunity to network whilst enjoying a social day out and all the entertainment and excitement of a great days racing!!!!
This is a ‘warm up’ – celebrating the beginning of a great season of racing for the Club and also an opportunity for you to wear that fabulous outfit again.
An opportunity to have a flutter on your race the ‘The More Gorgeous Fillies and Mares Mile’.
COST; $45.00 per person (10% discount book and pay for 10) Read more
Celebrating its 4th anniversary the LJ Hooker Fashion Fiesta at the Ruakaka Races on Saturday September 11 is an opportunity for people to dress up for the races – whether they want to enter into the competition or not.
The Fashion Fiesta heats will take place between the 10 horse races, in a large marquee, set-up especially for the fashion catwalk.
There are five categories, which include Women 40 & Over, Women Under 40, Men 18 and Over, Young Teens Under 18, and Children aged 5 – 12.
A new innovation this year is a local design award, selected from those race day outfits entered in the fashion fiesta competition that have been designed by Northlanders.
The Supreme Award winner (chosen from the winners of the three adult categories) will gain automatic entry into the Prix de Fashion regional finals at the Ellerslie races next March, in addition to a $1500 gift voucher from Steve Haywood Master Jeweller.
Entry to the fashion competition is free – you can register on the day up till 11.30am or contact the Club for an entry form beforehand.
There is also a prize for the Best Hat – selected from the public – so you don’t have to enter to be a winner.
A $5 gate entry charge applies with the gates opening at 10.30am. The first race is at 11.20am Saturday 11 September
See www.ruakakaracing.co.nz for more information