IRT ID19 Nominations Close Monday September 30

25 September 2019
Tiger Tara - 2018 Inter Dominion Winner (Ashlea Brennan Photography)

Tiger Tara - 2018 Inter Dominion Winner (Ashlea Brennan Photography)

via The Auckland Trotting Club - 

Nominations for the IRT ID19 Series close Monday September 30th @ 11.00am NZ Daylight Savings Time - these can be made with Racing Manager Regan Cotter via the ATC Racing Office using any of the following methods - (+64) 9 631 1163 / (+64) 27 249 1205 &/or

Keen to come and take the NZ $$ BUT not sure where you and your horse/s might stay - NEVER FEAR KAREN IS HERE!

Contact Karen Blanchard on (+64) 27 808 3150 &/or and with a wave of her magic wand, she will put you in touch with the right people!

Unsure of the best way to transport the team over to the land of the long white cloud? NEVER FEAR OUR OFFICIAL ID19 SPONSOR IRT IS HERE!

For any transportation queries, we recommended speaking to the team who do it best! IRT are global market leaders in international horse transportation with experience carried out in the most professional of manners for over 45 years - sounds to us like it's an absolute no brainer!! Head over to & let the team @ IRT take care of the rest!

Full Racing Conditions & Event Information for both series can be found on the Official IRT ID19 Website (

Please also note that there is no fee payable to nominate for either the trotting &/or pacing series - so you know when they say "you gotta be in to win" they were really waiting for the day the IRT ID19 Series would grace the hallowed turf of the Auckland Trotting Club here at Alexandra Park and that age-old piece of wisdom would never be so close to the truth!

The following information details what Spring  & Summer racing could look like for your horse commencing on the opening night of the IRT ID19 Series (November 29) and continuing through right up until G1 Auckland Cup Day on NYE afternoon (for the ATC) - before adding one or two final carrots to chase on one of the headline events on HRW's calendar on January 10 2020.

These Group & Feature races should be considered / targeted as part of a supplementary racing programme for visiting ALL ID19 / Age Group horses following the IRT ID19 Grand Final on December 14.

These include all feature races across the board (not just for the IDOM type of horse) so there is real appeal to investigate if there is any room on the plane over for 'travel mates' of these horses who with the right planning (and careful analysis of the following dates schedule) may make for a rather financially viable and attractive package (and not forgetting 6 weeks in the bright & beaming Auckland sun)!

The fact that even R rated horses will be racing for $15K - $20K during this period (remember there are seven ATC meetings in total from Nov 29 - Dec 31), there are a number of enticing opportunities for even lower graded 'stable travel buddy type' horses to accompany the IDOM / Age Group type horses  & to give themselves a chance a making the trip north &/or overseas rather fruitful for connections involved!

ATC Group & Feature Race Schedule (Supplementary to the IRT ID19)

(PLEASE NOTE - some of the Age Group Races are part of existing series & as such subject to a # of series conditions. Information is available on request for these.)

6-Dec-19 Auckland Co-op Taxis Northern 3YO Stakes 3YO Pace $25,000

6-Dec-19 Caduceus Club Northern Breeders Stakes F&M Pace $30,000 G3

13-Dec-19 Young Guns Heat 1 2YO Open Pace $25,000

14-Dec-19 Peter Breckon Memorial Caduceus Club Stakes 3YOF Pace $100,000 G1

14-Dec-19 Rosslands Queen of Hearts F&M Pace $100,000 G1

14-Dec-19 Alabar Classic 3YO Pace $50,000 G2

31-Dec-19 Young Guns Heat 2 2YO Open Pace $25,000

31-Dec-19 Alabar Sires Stakes 3YOF Final 3YO Fillies Pace $150,000 G1

31-Dec-19 Sims Pacific Metals National Trot Open Trot $100,000 G1

31-Dec-19 PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales 3YO Open Pace $175,000 Listed

31-Dec-19 Trillian Trust Auckland Cup Open Pace $250,000 G1

HRW @ Cambridge Group Race Schedule (Left Handed Track)

24-Dec-19 'Group 1 Turf Bar' Trotters Flying Mile Open Trot $50,000 G2

10-Jan-20 Sky City Flying Mile Open Pace $50,000 G2

10-Jan-20 Cambridge Trotters Flying Stakes Open Trot $30,000 G3