The 2014-15 season will see an increase in stakes of $700,000 or 10% on the previous season.
As announced two weeks ago, the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (The Met) has
increased their minimum stakes level from $5,000 to $7,000 for the 2014-15 season, a 40%
increase from 2013-14.
And in the new season all runners will be guaranteed a return no matter where they finish with 2% of the total race stake paid to connections of all non-stakes bearing runners.
Also on the increase this season on feature race dates are stakes for C0 horses from $8,000 to $9,000 and C1 to C2 horses from $10,000 to $11,000.
The new season will see the running of three individual Alabar Super Series catering for lower graded horses with nine finals programmed to run for $23,500.
There will be eight Premier Meetings carded throughout the season with the minimum stake at these meetings up to $20,000.
Group 1 Races including the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup up to $700,000, Hellers Dominion to $250,000, Muscara Standardbreds New Zealand Derby to $200,000 and Canterbury Breeders’ New Zealand Oaks to $150,000 have had stakes increases.
Details and information on Addington’s Racing Initiatives and Promotions can be found under the Racing section at www.addington.co.nz or by contacting Brian, Richard or Colin at the Addington Raceway Department on (03) 338 9094.