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Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day tomorrow

Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day tomorrow

The prestigious Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup is the feature race at Addington Raceway tomorrow (Tuesday 13 November).

Christchurch City Council’s Marketing Manager Richard Stokes says a highlight of New Zealand Cup and Show Week for many will be the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington Raceway tomorrow.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says tomorrow’s Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup will be a fantastic day out for residents and visitors to our city alike. The city will be buzzing.

“Last year’s winner, Terror To Love, is hot favourite for this year’s cup – the country’s most prestigious two mile (3200 metre) harness race. With a $600,000 stake up for grabs, competition is strong – so expect a thrilling race,” he says.

For more information about events, to purchase tickets and to find out what is happening during festival week in Christchurch visit www.nzcupandshow.co.nz

Background:

New Zealand Cup and Show Week is Canterbury’s celebration of racing, fashion and agriculture. The key events coming up this week are:

• A highlight of the week is the prestigious Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day at Addington Raceway on Tuesday 13 November.

• The 150th Canterbury A&P Show at Canterbury Agricultural Park will run from Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 November.

• ‘Ladies’ Day’ Couplands’ Bakeries Mile at Riccarton Park on Wednesday 14 November is a fantastic day out for the ladies.

• The best in canine racing action will take place at Addington Raceway on Thursday 15 November with the Buy Sell & Exchange NZ Greyhound Cup.

• Lindauer Race Day at Addington Raceway on Friday 16 November is a great day out for everyone.

• The final event of the week is the popular Christchurch Casino NZ Cup and New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas Day at Riccarton Park on Saturday 17 November.

For a full list of key events during the festival visit www.nzcupandshow.co.nz

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