Bill Colgan / Friday, 12 May 2017 / Categories: Latest News Ruakaka’s winter season begins on Wednesday. The Lion Red Pubs & Clubs Punters Challenge Racing returns on Wednesday 17 May. Nine races are scheduled for Wednesday with the first at 11.55am and the last at 4.38pm. Many of the leading northern region stables have large entries with the local Logan/Gibbs stable with 16 nominations, Tony Pike with 10 acceptances, Murdoch stables with 9, McKees with 7 and Steve Marsh with 6 acceptances. The day commences with the Tavistock Syndicate Owners 2yo maiden over 1000 metres. The field contains a number of youngsters who have trialed well including the locally trained Lisdoonvarna and Spinnaker. Off the track many teams from the local Pubs and Clubs will be doing battle for honours of the winning punting team on the day. The competition is always tough and the current holders of the Grand Hotel will be defending their title. For those catching the free bus from Whangarei the bus departs Kamo Club 10.13; Kamo Hotel 10.35; Kensington Tavern 10.50; Rose St Terminal 11.00; Judge House of Ale 11.05 and Northland Club 11.15. Previous Article Guess what Comin’through is called in Australia. Next Article Kensington Tavern team of Red Tavistock clean up Lion Red Clubs & Pubs Punters Challenge Print 154 Rate this article: 1.0 Please login or register to post comments.