The feature event to end the 2012/2013 racing season at Newcastle paceway on Friday night is a unique Hunter Valley Family challenge.
Twenty siblings will contest a series of two $5,500 heats with each taking a drive and the team who scores the highest points after the two heats will be declared the winners.
An Inter Dominion style point system will be used. If there is a tie race times will be used and if still equal a ballot will decide the winners. Trainers who had an eligible horse were allowed to drive it in a heat but others drivers were randomly selected for horses. The races are also penalty free so the winners will not go up a grade for winning.
Each participant receives a trophy with a rug to each heat winner and a new sulky to the winning team if they are both members of the NHRC. The 10 final teams are.
1. John & Polly Downing.
2. Darren & Michael Elder.
3. Geoff & Matthew Harding.
4. Paul & Dan Morgan.
5. Darren & David Grant.
6. Rex & Dale Spencer.
7. Peter & Angela Hedges.
8. Josh & Gerard Osborn.
9. Adam & Mark Grant.
10. Clayton & Shane Harmey
The heats will be run as race four and seven.
Nancy O'Grady || Harness Racing New South Wales |