Addington is pleased to announce the second running of the Pre-Christmas Day Maiden Bonus race on its first Premier Night of harness racing in 2014 on Friday 31 January.
The race will be eligible for pacers who were assessed as C0 as at Christmas Day 2013.
Field selection will be based on points earned in all Totalisator races in New Zealand from 25 December 2013 up to and including 27 January 2014. Points will be awarded as follows: 5 points for a 1st placing, 3 points for a 2nd placing, 2 points for a 3rd placing and 1 point for each start in that period. The race will be conducted with a preferential barrier draw based on: assessment then earnings using the track grid.
The Pre-Christmas Day Maiden Bonus will carry a stake of $15,000 and run over 1950m from a mobile start.
Addington’s Racing Manager Brian Rabbitt said “this initiative provides owners and trainers with an ideal opportunity to race their horses at the conclusion of the New Year circuit for a healthy stake for those horses that meet the criteria. It’s a race that is programmed for those horses that have won or perhaps even won twice since Christmas Day but also for horses that are still maidens.”
Further details will be available in the 8 January edition of the Harness Racing Weekly within the NZMTC Programme for 31 January 2014. Alternatively, please call Brian Rabbitt or Richard Bromley on (03) 338 9094.