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Te Rapa three year old BEAUTY'S BEAST got the Kiwi challenge on Saturday's big Randwick programme off to a perfect start with victory in the second race, the $A150,000 McGrath Estate Agents South Pacific Handicap. In an auspicious Sydney debut for his Te Rapa based young trainer David Greene, the Windsor Park-owned and bred grey led from the jump and after shaking off his challengers with 200 metres to run, raced away for Hugh Bowman to score easily from the favourite WOODBINE and ENGAGEMENT.  BEAUTY'S BEAST, a good looking son of Windsor Park stallion GUILLOTINE, was set for today's race after he had won in similar style at Te Rapa two weeks ago.  The plan is to start him again in the Hawkesbury Guineas on 3 May. David Greene, who originally trained from a property at Tahuna on the edge of the Hauraki Plains, has been based at the Te Rapa Racecourse for the past two years, sharing the workload of his small team with his partner Heidi Calderwood, who played strapper on Saturday, while Windsor Park principal Nelson Schick was also on course for the win."He's a grouse horse and all credit to David, he's done a fantastic job getting him up to this level", Schick said.
The Waikato Racing Club extends congratulations to David & Heidi and the Windsor Park team on BEAUTY'S BEAST'S fantastic win and best wishes in the Hawkesbury Guineas.   
CONGRATULATIONS also to Owner/trainer Kristine Stead on CORIANDER'S win in the LA O'Sullivan Shield at Ellerslie yesterday.   Another fine victory for the Te Rapa track!                  


Come to the party – Stay for the racing

When you come to Te Rapa Racecourse, you can experience more than just racing. From the competitive racing enthusiasts, to families looking for a great day out, we have a thrilling experience to offer everyone. As well as our finish line grandstand, the club has picnic tables and umbrellas which are available for everyone to use. You can make the races a super day out with our BYO food and refreshments policy. Don’t leave the kids behind either! There is plenty to keep the younger ones amused with the excitement of the races and hours of fun to be had on our adventure playground. On bigger race days we have a great array of children’s entertainment including bouncy castles and face painters; definitely enough to keep them amused all day. And the greatest thing about Te Rapa Racecourse – the entertainment is FREE! Contact the Club now to find out more about how we can help you to enjoy a day at the races.

Admission is free on all days except for the following coming up Waikato Race Day events:

Saturday, 8 February 2014

$10 admission charge

Under 18 years have free admission on all race dates.

Corporate Suites
Suites are available accommodating groups of 12, 16, 20, 30 and 60 – they provide a great base for an enjoyable group outing. Food and refreshments are provided for you in your personal glassed in, air conditioned suite which offers viewing directly down on to the racetrack.

Personal Celebrations
Have you thought about having your birthday / wedding anniversary / any other celebration on course during a race day? You should! It’s a great fun party atmosphere with the added entertainment of racing and we can organise all especially for you.

BYO Alcohol Policy
While we are happy to offer BYO as an attractive advantage of a day at the races, we do apply the following restrictions per person over 18 years. Those of legal drinking age are entitled to bring in one of the following options:
SIX (6) bottles of beer (330mls) per person; OR

SIX (6) bottles of cider (330 mls) per person; OR

ONE (1) bottle of wine per person: OR

SIX (6) RTD'S (330mls) per person.

(No spirits, kegs or crates allowed.

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