Santa Claus is coming to town (and to the Wanganui races!)

Once again, the highly successful Christmas promotion, Santa’s Pick, is making an appearance at Christmas at the Races meetings around the country starting in mid-November.

The perennially popular Santa’s Pick aims to encourage regular, new and casual bettors to place a bet on a highly regarded runner, who they can easily identify on the track by the distinctive red Santa hat worn by the jockey (thoroughbreds), driver (harness) or owner/trainer (greyhounds).

To ensure the success of the promotion and prevent punter disappointment, all Santa’s Picks need to be able to be easily identified on raceday – by wearing the distinctive Santa hat. We ask for your cooperation and participation in this promotion by allowing your horse or dog to be identified by the Santa hat, should they be Santa’s Pick in a race.

Please note that Group or Listed Races will not be included in this promotion.  This year greyhound Christmas at the Races events are running over 4 meetings at Wanganui: 17 November, 24 November, 08 December, and 15 December.

Santa’s Picks are widely promoted to the racing public both on and off-course, and all betting operators, Trackside presenters, commentators, clerks and stewards are supplied with the list. The picks are also shared with TAB Phonebet operators, listed on the TAB website and supplied to retail stores. Therefore, it is really important that there are no changes made on raceday.

It would be great to have as many of you on board as possible, however, if you do not wish to participate in this promotion, please advise catr@theraces.co.nz at least two weeks before the race.

Posted on 2/11/2017 9:31:08 AM

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