Promotions

Come to Winners Lounge at Fredericton Raceway or the Sulky Room at Exhibition Park Raceway on any Tuesday and get four drinks and four bets for only $20!

You get your choice of four beer or single shot mixed drinks at $3 each and a betting voucher for $8.

The principals behind a fundraiser to resurface Exhibition Park Raceway have received unexpected assistance from a number of stallion owners.

A group of Saint John horsemen and women launched a grassroots campaign to help raise money to resurface the track at Exhibition Park Raceway and are hosting an auction as a fundraiser.

"The horsemen and the horsewomen are getting together themselves," said Cindy Gunn, one of the participants spearheading the auction, "because we're in a bad situation in New Brunswick and there's just no money and nothing has been moving so we took it upon ourselves and we're doing it on our own to raise the money to get the track resurfaced."

The group has received donated stallion services. Graciously, all five donors have added an extra year to the contracts so that if plans have already been made for 2015, the breeding is also good for 2016.

Those stallions include:

any Meridian Farms stallion, donated by Meridian Farms East

Astronomical, donated by Dr. Ian Moore
(semen collection, shipping to be paid for by winning bidder)

Carnivore, donated by Earl Watts, Windemere Farms, Howmac Farms, Wade Pictonian, Kent Dougan

Coastocoast Yankee, donated by Bob Gordon

Varadero Hanover, donated by Reg Petitpas

To bid on these stallions, please contact Debbie Mahar: 506-639-4084 (c), 506-696-9115 (h) or email mahardebbie9115@gmail.com. These auctions close at 11:59 p.m. (Atlantic Time) on Tuesday, May 5.

In addition, the group has created an online fundraising page at GoFundMe to allow for online donations.

The group is still seeking auction items for an auction to be held on Friday, May 8 at the Bingo Hall on the Exhibition grounds, and hope to include items such as signed driving colours from harness racing's stars.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Mahar or Gunn at 506-214-3417 or cindygunn164@gmail.com.

Organizers are hoping to raise a little over $3,000 to cover the costs of resurfacing the track to improve its safety for horses jogging and training.

Cheering is more fun in a group!

When you come to the races this Thursday in Fredericton, bring a friend to enjoy in the fun. There will be lots of special events to welcome newcomers to the excitement of harness racing...

- draws for rides in the gate car and to participate in winners' circle presentations
- behind the scenes tours
- free programs and free $2 bet vouchers
- prizes
- handicapping workshop
- meet the drivers
- face painting and pony rides for kids

Register at http://www.standardbredcanada.ca/bringafriend

The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing. This year's race will run Saturday, June 6.

American Pharoah, fresh off of wins at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, will be looking to become the first winner of the Triple Crown since 1978.

Watch - and bet! - the action live, right here in New Brunswick at one of four locations.

HRNB and our partners are offering lots of promotions and specials for the Belmont Stakes.

Fredericton's Winners Lounge

  • Drinking/betting happy hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. - for $20 get 4 drinks (beer or single shots) and 4 bets (in the form of an $8 voucher);
  • Non-betting live matinee racing beginning at 3 p.m.;
  • "Lucky Loser" draws - enter your losing tickets into a raffle;
  • 50/50 draw;
  • Bouncy pony rides on the track.
  • Broadcasting opening game of the FIFA Women's World Cup (Canada vs. China) from Edmonton, Alta. Game time 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic)

Saint John's Sulky Room

  • Happy hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.;
  • "Lucky Loser" draws - enter your losing tickets into a raffle;
  • Broadcasting opening game of the FIFA Women's World Cup (Canada vs. China) from Edmonton, Alta. Game time 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic)

Twitter Contest

For those of you who cannot make it to Winners or another HRNB betting location - do not miss out on the action. HPI has donated a $50 betting voucher to be given away as part of HRNB's Triple Crown Twitter contest.

Follow @HorseNB on Twitter and tweet at our account your prediction for the winner of the Belmont Stakes before 7 p.m. Atlantic time on Saturday, June 56 and you are eligible to win. Only your most recent tweet at our account will count and if multiple tweeps guess correctly, they will be entered into a random draw for the winning voucher. The draw will be undertaken within 24 hours of the completion of the Belmont Stakes. In order to be eligible for the draw, you must be following the @HorseNB Twitter account.

Don't forget you call also get in on the action at our partner facilities - Valley Sands in Quispamsis and Pub 1755 in Dieppe. Live wagering of the Belmont Stakes will be available from both locations.