Competitions on course at the races

Of course there's nothing like competitions to lighten the mood and give some lucky person or persons the opportunity to WIN great prizes.  At each event Nelson Harness Racing Club endeavor to offer interesting fun competitions to our loyal punters and of course for the kids!

Interislander Summer Festival 2020 - Coin Toss

Although the races are of course the most important part of the weekend, it is not always about the horses, you can win even if you lose!

Simply write your name and contact phone number on the back of your losing ticket for your chance to WIN! Enter as many times as you like! You must be on-course to WIN:

A Family Pass (2 adults & kids under 13) to three regular season 2019 Mitre 10 Cup Nelson Home Games – One for Friday & One for Sunday. 

Conditions of entry: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Prizes drawn after race Prizes not exchangeable,  transferable or redeemable for cash. Prizes must be taken as supplied. *conditions apply.

2018 Winter Races Competition

Congratulations to our winners of the Losing Ticket Lucky Draw!


  • 2 x winners of the Family Season passes to The Mako Nelson home games: Stan Hollis (Fri) Richard Norris Brown (Sun)
  • 2 x winners Mini Marquee for 10 at the Summer Races: Angela Perriton (Fri) Allan Brown (Sun)

Thanks to our sponsors who provided prizes for the Winter Lucky Losing Ticket competition. 

Interislander On-Course Competition - Summer Races

Major prize is a $500 Travel Voucher* per race day courtesy of Interislander, with $10 Betting Vouchers given out throughout the days event.

Punters who have a losing betting ticket after each race (from races 2-8) can fill out their name and contact details on the back and place into one of the numbered boxes related to each horse in the next race. A winner will be drawn at the end of each race from the numbered box of the winning horse. The winner will receive a $10 betting voucher and will go back into the draw to win the main prize. All entries will go into the major prize draw after the last race to win the Interislander voucher.

Punters must be on course to win the prize/s and must adhere to the rules outlined in the terms and conditions of the promotion.

*conditions apply.

2018 Summer Races competition winners

Congratulations to our winners of the $500 Interislander Travel Voucher!

Interislander winners summer races january 2018

  • Friday's winner: Larry Hamilton of Christchurch (left).
  • Sunday's winner: Caroline Riley (right)

Thanks to our sponsors who provide prizes for the Summer Lucky Losing Ticket competition.  

Interislander sponsor of Nelson Harness Races Tasman Makos sponsors of Nelson Harness Races  McCashin's Brewery Kitchen & Bar sponsors of Nelson Harness Races