April 14, 2023

Featuring The Race, by Grins and an exclusive performance by Mitch James

Back for 2023 at Cambridge Raceway and better than ever, Grins Night of Champions brings you The Race, by Grins - NZ’s equal richest race.

Plus a night of revelry under the stars with great food, drinks, and an exclusive performance by Mitch James

Hospitality and GA tickets on sale now!

Kango confirmed for The Race by Grins - "incredibly exciting"

By Michael Guerin Just a few years ago Arna Donnelly couldn’t have believed she would be where she is now. Where that is is the leading trainer in the Waikato and with her stable star KangoRead more

Green feeling good heading towards million dollar race

by Michael Guerin, HRNZ Friday was a good day for Ray Green and he is hoping a Friday a few weeks away is even better. Green’s stable star Copy That got the perfect confidence-boosting win in theRead more

White to drive in The Big Dance

By Joshua Smith, Harness News Desk Matthew White is pinching himself as he prepares to drive in New Zealand’s richest race at Cambridge Raceway next month. The local horseman will partner Nicholas Read more

The Race by Grins sweepstake launched

Waikato Bay of Plenty Harness Inc. have launched sweepstake with a prize pool of $100,000 for The Race by Grins on April 14, at Cambridge Raceway.  A total of 2,000 tickets for the sweepstake willRead more

Trevor and fellow slot-holders grinning over landing Copy That for The Race that matters

Barry Lichter, Lincoln Farms Everyone will be watching Copy That’s return to the track at Auckland on Friday night but no one with more interest than high profile owner Trevor Casey and his fellowRead more

Could Bondi Lockdown be heading to Cambridge?

By Adam Hamilton, HRNZ A trip across the ditch for The Race By Grins is a possibility for rejuvenated Aussie pacing star Bondi Lockdown. Owner Aaron Dunn and Team McCarthy will decide this weekRead more

Six slots left to fill for The Race by Grins

If New Zealand’s only $1 million harness racing event is anywhere as frenetic as the build-up it should be worth the wait. The Race by Grins will have its second running at Cambridge on April 14, wRead more

Cullen Breeding Ltd secure Akuta

Cullen Breeding have confirmed that their five-time Group One winner Akuta will represent them in the $1 million The Race, by Grins on April 14.  Akuta is already a winner at Cambridge having wonRead more

Aussie Lads begin search for replacement runner

Aussie Lads are back in the hunt for a runner to fill their slot in the $NZ1 million The Race, by Grins at Cambridge on April 14.  The connections of star Victorian pacer Rock N Roll Doo, who hadRead more

Kennards secure Better Eclipse for The Race, by Grins

Christchurch couple Phil & Glenys Kennard have secured the dual Group One winning pacer Better Eclipse for the $1 million The Race, by Grins at Cambridge Raceway.  The five-year-old son ofRead more

Could Self Assured defend his title in The Race, By Grins?

Gareth Hall and his Kiwi guests discuss The Race on the Karaka Wrap Up (from 7 min). Read more

Rock N Roll Doo confirmed for The Race by Grins

By Adam Hamilton, HRNZ The Rock N Roll Doo team feel they have unfinished business in New Zealand and now they’ve found a partner to help them tackle it. Owner Brendan James declared his intent toRead more


Aussie Lads

Cullen Breeding Ltd

P I & G J Kennard Bloodstock Ltd

Hole in the Wall Gang

Summit Bloodstock, Aaron Bain Racing, Richard Cole, Glenn Holland, Stephen Hunt and Trevor Casey


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