Argent Motor Lodge’s Links to the Racing Industry
Hamilton’s Award-winning motel, Argent Motor Lodge, is known for its clean, quality accommodation and excellent reviews on TripAdvisor.
Argent Motor Lodge is ideally situated in Hamilton close to a number of attractions such as the Hamilton Gardens, Claudelands Arena and cycle trails alongside the Waikato River.
Hamilton is also known among horse racing enthusiasts as the home of the Waikato Racing Club, with 19 race days held annually at Te Rapa Racecourse, Hamilton.
Anyone who knows Argent Motor Lodge’s owner, Graeme Hunt, will know of his involvement in racing circles and especially in the thoroughbred breeding industry.
“I’ve always been a part time breeder,” says Graeme. “I sell horses and I keep a few fillies to race myself but my passion is for the thoroughbred breeding industry.”
Graeme is, of course, somewhat understating his involvement in the industry. After all, one of his successes as a breeder was the 2007 Melbourne Cup winner, Efficient, which was the first horse since Phar Lap to win the VRC Derby and then the Melbourne Cup the next year.
Graeme also bred Efficient's half-brother Guillotine, Avondale Cup winner Creil and the Te Aroha Breeders Stakes Winner Barinka in 2011.
Graeme’s other love is the hospitality industry. He has had a successful career spanning more than 30 years, including owning the popular Cambridge Hotel in Wellington.
Argent Motor Lodge is conveniently located on Lorne Street, Hamilton, the closest motel to Waikato and Braemar Hospitals and a short distance from the City centre, restaurants, cafés and parks.
Contact Argent Motor Lodge:
Address: 27 Lorne Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 843 9912/0800 275 676 (toll free within New Zealand)
Phone: 0274 587 724