Family-orientated fun day at the races

This year's races are brought to you by Interislander, in a national summer campaign that is sure to be fun for all ages.
This year's races are brought to you by Interislander, in a national summer campaign that is sure to be fun for all ages.

A day at the races is becoming an increasingly family-oriented event for holiday makers and Roxburgh gets its turn on the harness racing circuit on Thursday, January 5.

The Interislander Summer Festival harness race meeting series sees the Roxburgh Trotting Club host an event at the Roxburgh racecourse, where the club will run its annual cup race as part of the day's programme.

The festival meetings are billed as a relaxing and fun family picnic day with top-class harness racing, free entertainment for the children and plenty of activity for all ages.

However, the festival is about entertainment for all andthere will be prizes and competitions for all ages.

Children are well and truly catered for with plenty of free entertainment. Included at the event is the New Zealand Racing Board's own children's activity programme including new and exciting events such as the Interislander Ferry Race, the Popsicle Moon Hopper Race, the Under Cover Cody Hat Toss plus an old favourite with a twist, the More FM Chart Toppers Sack Race.

Add in activities such as mini-Jeeps, bouncy castles, a colouring competition and the popular Kids Go Racing activities and the children will be fully occupied all day long. Best of all, it is free!

Mini-marquees are also available for hire although availability is strictly limited. The marquees allow people to enjoy the social picnic atmosphere in comfort. They house about 10 people and offer race goers a great base from which to enjoy their picnic day on a prime piece of real estate with a great view of the track.

These would be perfect for businesses or families and friends getting together for the holiday season.

For more information about these packages or any other facets of this great day out contact Southern Harness Racing promotions officer Lindsay Beer, on (03) 217-4288 or (021) 351-499 or email at lindsay.beer@xtra.co.nz