IRT Harness Jewels at Addington

Get on track and feel the rush… Addington heats up to showcase the best of the best!

Addington is delighted to be partnering with Harness Racing New Zealand and co-hosting the IRT Harness Jewels this year.

The IRT Harness Jewels is without doubt the Premier Championship Harness Racing event of the year.  It is where the season’s crème de la crème of horses, drivers, trainers, breeders and owners compete, by invitation only, for the coveted Harness Jewels Crowns in nine Group One Races.

With over $1.275 million in stakes to be won, the IRT Harness Jewels is the richest harness race day in New Zealand. This is your chance to be part of this exclusive event and enjoy the thrill and glamour that is the IRT Harness Jewels 2019 at Addington Raceway & Events Centre.


For details on our Hospitality Packages, Welcome Dinner or Golf Day, please see the pages located under the ‘Show Me’ list on the right hand side of the page.



Owners | Members

Sapphire Lounge

Located on Level 1 of the Metropolitan Stand, it’s all about the racing. There will be large screens with all the live action, TAB facilities and a range of tasty deli food and cash bar facilities available.  (no allocated seating) 

Please present your owners pass, NZMTC members badge or affiliated club badge to our host on arrival.

General Admission

Entry is by Gold Coin with all funds raised going to our chosen charity St John.  Addington Raceway & Events Centre wish to acknowledge and thank St John for the incredible job they did supporting the victims of the terror attack.  What they did was extraordinary for the city of Christchurch, not to mention what an amazing job they do for our industry each season.

Free-For-All Lounge

Located on the ground floor of the Twiggers Stand, the Free-For-All Lounge is available with comfortable lounge facilities including large screen, Trackside TV’s, TAB facilities, a range of tasty hot and cold snacks and cash bar facilities. There is also access to the Lindauer Lawn so you don’t miss all the action. (no allocated seating)  

IRT Harness Jewels Rooftop Public Village

Located on The Stables Rooftop, this area has uninterrupted elevated views of the track.  It will offer marquee with a mixture of tables, leaners and couches, a food and beverage outlet, TAB facilities and Trackside TV’s so you don’t miss any of the action.
(no allocated seating)  

The Sapphire Lounge and Spectators Bar & Bistro will remain open after the last race so you can stay on and watch the Crusaders vs Chiefs live on the big screen – kick off 7.35pm.

Gates open at 10.30am

Download IRT Harness Jewels Course Map

(note map is subject to change)