Off and pacing at Addington Raceway in Christchurch, NZ (Courtesy of Sky Racing World)
By Michael De Sua – Sky Racing World
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Sky Racing World is pleased to announce an exciting new addition to its content portfolio with the launch of New Zealand Harness racing. The product became available on the 12th of October and is now simulcast across North America with the enhanced benefit of the commingling of wagering pools via PGI into NSW-TAB host pools.
The New Zealand Harness product will be featured on the Sky Racing World Harness channel which also includes Australian Harness racing, giving punters access to top Harness racing six nights a week from the Southern Hemisphere. For the first time ever, the North American Harness Racing community will be able to watch and wager on the time-honored New Zealand Trotting Cup at Addington Raceway in Christchurch on Monday night 7th November (US date/time).
New Zealand Harness races will be offered from approximately 30 different tracks across the country, including Addington, Cambridge, Omaru, and Manawatu. There will be around four or five meetings weekly, typically occurring on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. EST.
The wagering bag types offered will be Win, Place, Exacta, Quinella, Daily Double, Trifecta, Superfecta, Omni, Pick 3, and Pick 4, giving fans a plethora of options to choose from.
David Haslett, CEO of Sky Racing World, said: “We are excited to add the simulcast of New Zealand Harness racing to the Sky Racing World portfolio of content. This gives fans the ability to enjoy a consistent offering of quality Harness racing from both Australia and New Zealand.”
HRNZ Chief Executive Gary Woodham, added: “HRNZ is excited by the expansion of NZ Harness racing into the Worlds biggest racing market USA. We have many New Zealand horses now domiciled in USA so to have live racing as well allows American punters to bet on our NZ racing product and experience Harness racing from another country.”
All races will be live-streamed on the new Sky Racing World App, skyracingworld.com and major ADW platforms. Fans can also get free access to past performances and picks at skyracingworld.com.
Sky Racing World, a subsidiary of Tabcorp, is Australia’s biggest wagering and entertainment company. It retains the exclusive rights to distribute live racing Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan (NAR), Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, and Argentina to territories across the Americas and the Caribbean. It also remains the leading digital source for premium tipping content from the Southern Hemisphere’s leading race markets and live video broadcasts.