April062011

Races Raise Money for Christchurch

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse will race Christchurch Mayoress Jo Nicholls-Parker during the build up to the Inter Dominion grand harness racing final at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

The final was transferred to Auckland after the earthquake ruined plans to hold it at Addington Raceway.

Friday night is a fundraiser for quake relief efforts and will also feature celebrities and sporting stars including Dean Lonergan, Steve Price, Nathan Rarere, Ben Barrington, Amber Peebles, Brooke Howard-Smith, Mike King, Will Hall, Harry McNaughton, and Awen Guttenbeil .

Mayor Len Brown and his Christchurch counterpart Bob Parker will both be there and are urging Aucklanders to turn up in red and black.

Entry is free with attendees being asked to give to Christchurch collectors at the event instead.

Doors open from 6pm and the final starts at 9.40pm.

The first 500 people through the gates wearing red and black will receive a $20 betting voucher. There’s also the  chance to win a trip for two to the Sunshine Coast for anyone who registers for the Best Dressed fashion competition.

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