This year nominations for the 2014 Canterbury Breeders New Zealand Oaks at Addington will be taken earlier than previous years.
With nominations taken early, this provides an opportunity to give this prestigious event the exposure it deserves and enables the New Zealand TAB to operate a fixed odds book on the Group One feature.
To be held on Friday 16 May this year, the Oaks carries a stake of $125,000 which is an increase of $25,000 from 2013. This higher stake is in line with stakes increases included in the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s (NZMTC) Strategic Plan and it is planned that the 2015 New Zealand Oaks could see a further increase.
Nominations for the Oaks will close with the NZMTC on Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 3pm New Zealand time. All one off nomination fees at $100.00 plus GST will be included in the stakes pay out and there are no sustaining fees due.
The New Zealand Oaks is a race etched in history being first held in 1948 and won by Perpetua. More recent winners include top class pacers of the ilk of Armalight, Hilarious Guest, Kate’s First,
Under Cover Lover, Elect To Live, Mainland Banner, One Dream, Lauraella, De Lovely, Carabella and Adore Me.
For further details on the above please visit www.addington.co.nz from Friday 4 April. Alternatively, please call Brian Rabbitt or Richard Bromley of Addington’s Racing Department on (03) 338 9094.
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