Tauranga's feature race day in two weeks, The Bayleys International Race Day, is set to feature on free to air television in Australia.
The New Zealand Racing Board have negotiated with Racing.com for a further five premium race meetings to be broadcast to a wide Australian audience.
Racing Tauranga spokesman Andrew Love says this follows on from the success of the first five race meetings broadcast, which encompassed the three-week Wellington Cup Carnival at Trentham, and the Karaka Million meeting at Ellerslie.
“An additional five meetings have now been scheduled, which includes The Bayleys International Race Day at Tauranga Race Course on Saturday, March 25.
“And further good news for Racing Tauranga came with the news that Tony Pike is set to enter his four-year-old Rangipo in the feature race, The Windsor Park Japan New Zealand Trophy.”
Rangipo won last season's New Zealand million dollar derby and had his first come back race last weekend, finishing in third place, but now looks to step up to the mile at Tauranga in a fortnight.
The Bayleys International is Tauranga's richest and most glamorous sporting event, and features a 10 race programme which includes the Group Two Windsor Park Stud Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, the Drymix Cement Bay of Plenty Cup and the Triton Pacific Owens Plate.
Off-track activities include the prestigious Shiseido Fashions in the Field, live music plus free children's entertainment.
The Bayleys International Race Day at Tauranga Racecourse in Greerton on Saturday, March 25. Gates open 9.30am, with racing starting at 12.30pm. For more information visit: racingtauranga.co.nz
Not only is the upcoming Bayleys International Race Day Tauranga's richest sporting event, it's also the most glamorous with the prestigious Shiseido Fashions in the Field set to take place during the meet on March 25. Photo: Racing Tauranga.