Keeping you informed of the Happenings at the Manukau Stadium
Abandonment Sunday 11th February
The processes relating to Sunday’s abandoned race meeting have been completed by the Club and the RIU and on this occasion the Club is to pay compensation to the stakeholders.
These payments have been processed this afternoon.
It’s time to move forward and with the Club having reviewed processes this week we will endeavour to avoid a repeat.
Auckland Waikato Distance Bonus
In conjunction with the Waikato GRC the Club is pleased to announce the Auckland -Waikato Distance Bonus.
There is a $2,000 Bonus to be paid to the highest points scorers over the following four races:
- 22nd February WGRC Waikato Distance
- 4th March AGRC Stayers Cup
- 29th March WGRC Teressa McDonald Memorial Cup
- 10th May WGRC Waikato Distance
Points will be allocated in each race as follows; 1st 11, 2nd 9, 3rd 7, 4th 5, 5th 4, 6th 3, 7th 2 and 8th 1. The $2,000 bonus will be paid 1st 70%, 2nd 20% and 3rd 10%.
There are two overriding conditions namely:
- Two of the races in the series must have been run (contested).
- A greyhound must have contested two races in the Series
Trip to Eden for Auckland Cup
The NSW greyhound Trip To Eden has joined Denis Schofield’s to contest the Auckland Cup. He is a well credentialed down with a career record of 53 starts 19 wins, 11 seconds and 8 thirds for stake earnings of $313,457.
Denis Schofield indicates the long-term plan is for the dog to remain in New Zealand for the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Collar.
Trip To Eden’s latest win was a Paws of Thunder Heat at Wentworth Park.
- Manukau Cup
This week’s racing is highlighted by the $6,000 Manukau Cup. The race has attracted an interesting field headed by the Denis Schofield runner Nangar Rock, who is looking to retain his unbeaten NZ status. Beautiful Boy makes a return to racing here and emerging talents Sue Zooki, It’s A Plan and Amy Amy step up into C5 racing.
The Qualified Pet Services Sprint (C5) is a very strong field. It sees the re-appearance of Karen Walsh runners to the track with Danny Dee and Zipping Gabby
- Last One Standing
This is a Team’s event with an Entry fee of $50 per team of five (i.e. $10 per person). $300 will be presented to the winning team, if a team is good enough to go the duration of the Competition.
Remember the winnings belong to teams as well, so there is plenty to chase down. The objective of the competition is to have some fun and keep our team alive in the competition. Terms and conditions will be in the race book.
Danny Laing took first blood in the opening round of the $700 Charity Chase. $50 is heading to Starship Hospital
Don't forget that Heats Day,25thFeburary, is generally packed full of open class dogs so we do have a meeting on the Monday 26th February to cater for the lower grade dogs.