IRT HARNESS JEWELS 2021

CROWNING HARNESS RACING'S CHAMPIONS, JUNE 6 2021

In 2018 we raised the bar, In 2021 we’re raising it HIGHER!

There’s nothing like the thrill of the races. The IRT Harness Jewels 2021 is Harness Racing’s biggest day of racing, with nine Group One races to crown the age group champions of the season and a total prize pool of $900,000. 

However, it’s not just the action on the track that will be pumping, we’re preparing for a party to be remembered with a host of hospitality options, The Breeze Public Village, Alfresco Bites Food Truck Village, loads of free kids entertainment in the Cambridge Colts & Fillies Club and the classic after party at The Clubhouse, it’s an event not to be missed!

Gates Open: 11am | First Race: 12:17pm | Last Race 4:21pm | Afterparty 4.30pm till late
Hospitality packages open: 11:45am | Beverage packages close 4:21pm (at the start of the last race)

HOSPITALITY OPTIONS:

INDUSTRY ONLY HOSPITALITY: Gavelhouse.com Industry Lounge for licence holders & owners with runners and members of Waikato-BOP Harness Racing Inc. + the Dunstan Parade Ring Bar & Trainers' Hub.

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ADDITIONAL INFO:

FUN FOR THE FAMILY

Free children's entertainment

FUN FOR THE FAMILY - Free children's entertainment

The Cambridge Raceway Colts & Fillies Club will be active on the day with plenty to keep the kids entertained including:

  • Waipā District Library Makerspace activities
  • Outdoor games: Cornhole, Giant Jenga & Swing ball
  • Facepainting (from 12 - 4pm)
  • Colouring area
  • Kidz Kartz pony patting
ALFRESCO BITES FOOD TRUCK VILLAGE

So many yummy things

ALFRESCO BITES FOOD TRUCK VILLAGE - So many yummy things

The Alfresco Bites team have gathers a tasty array of food trucks for The Breeze Public Village:

THE AFTER PARTY

There's no reason to go home after the last race

THE AFTER PARTY  - There's no reason to go home after the last race

Everyone with a General Admission ticket over 18-years-old is invited to join us for the official After Party at The Clubhouse.

Dance the night away to live music from The Wingmen and toast to a successful day at the races.

The Speights Summit Ultra Sports Bar will also be open late for a more relaxed atmosphere.

Want to get your hands on some stylish IRT Harness Jewels 2021 merchandise?

We have a limited amount of caps, soft shell jackets and soft shell vests for sale.

Size small to XX Large. Order today and pick up on Sunday.

Click HERE to shop

WHERE TO STAY

Enjoy our town of trees & champions

WHERE TO STAY - Enjoy our town of trees & champions

There are many great places to stay in Cambridge. 
Click here for a range of options to suit anyone and everyone. 

We also offer motor caravan parking onsite for NZMCA members, click here for more info.

GETTING THERE

And home safely

GETTING THERE - And home safely

Buses are available to and from Novotel Tainui, Hamilton to Cambridge Raceway. Tickets are $20pp (round trip), these must be pre-purchased click here. There is also a bus leaving and returning to Auckland, click here for more information. Want to pre-book a Taxi? Contact Hamilton Taxis 0800 477 477 or  07 846 0061.

PARKING

DROP OFF ZONE TAYLOR ST IN FRONT OF GATE (see map)

CAR PARK B
Corner of Taylor and Vogel St
VIP, Disabled, Owners, Members & Media only. 

CAR PARK C
Taylor St
General Car Park Overflow

CAR PARK D
Vogel St Soccer field
General Car Park

NZMCA Parking is located at the racecourse end of car park C (Victoria Rd end of Tayor St).

HOSPITALITY OPTIONS OVERVIEW:

MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT:

GET YOUR STUDY IN

TAB Trackside IRT Harness Jewels Preview Show
10am Wednesday June 2 on TAB Trackside 1
Get all the latest comments and updates from connections ahead of the championship race day. 

​When a child is fighting for their life, their family fights with them.

Help us house families with hospitalised children. Join the fight to fund a night. 

On average each month, 357 families from all over New Zealand stay at Ronald McDonald House® while their child is undergoing treatment at a nearby hospital. Collectively that’s around 2,889 nights of accommodation that RMHC New Zealand provides.  

This June, we’re asking for your help to fund a night for families from your region. Join the fight and donate today or register your business to help keep families from your community together.

https://fundraise.rmhc.org.nz/fundraisers/McDonaldsHamiltonandCambridge

Collection buckets for Ronald McDonald House® will be on-course on #IRTHarnessJewelsDay2021.

FAQ:

I am an owner of a horse racing on IRT Harness Jewels Day, where should I go?

Firstly, congratulations and best of luck! We’re very excited to welcome you on course for Cambridge’s biggest race day.

As an owner you will receive two complimentary tickets into our gavelhouse.com Industry lounge on level 1 of the grandstand. This area offers direct access to the viewing area, TV screens (including a big screen), complimentary ham carvery and desserts and discounted bar facilities.

To claim your two free tickets please RSVP to Ashleigh as soon as possible as you will need these tickets (digital or printed) to gain entry to the course. Additional tickets for your group can be purchased for $25pp. 

You are of course also welcome to purchase tickets to our other great hospitality options if they're more your style. 

I would like to apply for media accreditation, how can I do that? 

Visit www.cambridgeraceway.co.nz/med... and apply via the online form. 

Is there disability parking available?

Yes, disability parking is available in Carpark B (on the corner of Vogel and Taylor St). There will be golf carts available to shuttle you from the carpark into the racecourse. Drop off is also available at the main gate.

How will I get home? 

There are buses running from the Cambridge Raceway to Novotel in Hamilton. They will run from 4.30pm - 7.00pm every half an hour, from 7pm- 11pm buses will leave every hour.  If you would like to pre book a taxi you can call the center number 0800 477 477 or the head office on 07 846 0061.

Can I bring food/beverage into the General Admission area?

Yes, as per a normal race meeting you can bring food and non-alcoholic beverages only (no glass) into the General Admission area. All bags including food bags/chilli bins will be checked on entry. We also have a fantastic range of food trucks coming along to the Alfresco Bites Food Truck Village. 

COVID-19 CANCELLATION GUARANTEE:

Should we have to cancel the IRT Harness Jewels 2021 due to a change in national or regional alert levels due to Covid-19, a full refund will be given on all tickets purchased for this event and if you are unable to travel to the event due to a change in Covid-19 alert levels your ticket price will be refunded in full. 

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT PARTNERS:

 

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