Canterbury Industry Forum - Tuesday 13th October 2015
September 28, 2015
Prodigal Seelster CSBA Summer of Speed Series
December 5, 2014
2015 NZSBA Cup Eve Function
November 25, 2015
Extraordinary Results During Cup Week – Turnover Up Over 20%!
November 18, 2014
Addington is thrilled to report some extraordinary results for their turnovers and attendances during
Combined turnover for 2014 Cup Week totalled a staggering $10,351,691 showing a huge increase on the 2013 figures of $1,782,932 or 20.8%.
Cup Day continues to head domestic racing events by some margin with combined turnover figures coming in at over $6.88 million an increase of over 20% on last year, whilst Show Day combined figures for 2014 were $3.47 million an increase of nearly 22% on 2013.
An astounding $1.919 million was waged on the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup.
Whist the wagering was hot on and off course; attendances were also up across both premier days racing with nearly 28,000 attending.
Chairman at The Met Barry Dent commented “that the Club could not have wished for a better Cup Week. Whilst the weather played its part I think we can also attribute some other key factors to the success.
Champion pacer Terror To Love gunning for his fourth Cup and a place in history certainly spiced up the lead in and we also received a significant increase in mainstream media coverage with the announcement of our VIP Shane Warne. The amount of media mentions and stories triggered by these was far greater than previous years and certainly put the event and the Cup Day brand into the limelight. Also, the dedicated Trackside TV coverage on Cup Day was a positive.”
“Having a complete and continual cell phone coverage right throughout the day also impacted positively on Cup Day with no hick-ups this year. The large crowd seemed to arrive early on course and stayed for most of the day which meant more spend through the tote particularly via smartphone.”
“On Show Day we hosted the inaugural Kiwi Punters Championship (KPC) and this event contributed nearly $300,000 on course; a super result. The winner took home $50,000 and this is a concept that we’ll look to undertake again next year.”
“It is wonderful that the combined turnover for the week is the second highest recorded in the last 20 years and is a great result for the NZ Metropolitan Trotting Club and the NZ harness racing industry.”