As announced earlier this year, as part of the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club’s (NZMTC) strategic plan to increase stakes for the 2013-14 racing calendar, the first of a new Seasonal Super Series will be held and has been confirmed for the race meeting on 18 October.
The Series to be staged at Addington will cater for lower grade horses with projected stakes totalling greater than $100,000 over six events.
There will be opportunities for:
Non win pacers at 31 August 2013 – Stake $21,000
One to two win pacers at 31 August 2013 – Stake $21,000
Up to two win trotters at 31 August 2013 – Stake $21,000
Consolations for these races will be run should numbers warrant, with each consolation carrying a total stake of $12,500. All starters in the six races are to receive a minimum stake of $250. Each race in the series will be run over a distance of 2600 metres.
To qualify to start in these races on 18 October, a horse must have started in at least one race at a NZMTC meeting between 1 August 2013 and 11 October 2013. There is no enrolment fee payable.
It is the intention of the NZMTC that a similar series will take place on 20 December under like conditions. If this new initiative proves to be successful, there will be further opportunities under similar conditions before 31 July 2014 details of which will be notified at a later date. Potentially, this initiative could result in an additional pay-out of stakes of over $400,000.
Full details and conditions are to follow and will be able to be viewed at www.addington.co.nz from Wednesday 25 September. Alternatively, please call Brian Rabbitt or Richard Bromley of Addington’s Racing Department on (03) 338 9094.
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