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Western Australia to increase stakes & funding

06:32 AM 02 May 2014 NZST
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RWWA has continued the strategy to incrementally increase Provincial stakes to a standard $7000 
across all Harness Racing Provincial Clubs while also recognising that Metropolitan Stakes also needed to be 

New Metropolitan Stakes 

Grade                           Current                 New Stakes
Pathway                      $8,000                      $8,000
MO                             $17,000                    $17,500
Aged                          $17,000                    $17,500
Standing Starts       $17,000                     $17,500
M1                              $17,500                     $18,500
M2                              $18,000                     $19,500
M3 +                           $21,000                     $22,500

New provincial Stakes

Clubs                                               Current               New Stakes

Metropolitan Mid Week                  $7,000                $7,000

Pinjarra, Bunbury, 
Northam, York                                 $6,500                $6,900

Albany, Golden Mile, Narrogin     $6,100                 $6,000

R Class Races                              $3,000                  $3,000

Drivers Fees
Drivers fees increased to $65.00 per Race drive.

Owners Transport Subsidy (OTS)
Following extensive consultation with the Industry RWWA is providing additional funding 
for the implementation of an Owners Transport Subsidy (OTS) to help alleviate the costs to 
owners associated with transporting horses to harness venues. Owners of horses placed 7th 
to last in C Class Races will now be paid an OTS of $60.00 and $40.00 to horses placed 7th to 
last in R Class Races.

Assistance to Provincial Clubs

RWWA is continuing to provide funding to all Harness Racing clubs with additional funding 
allocation to selected clubs with identified funding needs. 


Additional money has been allocated to further enhance the return to owners of Westbred 
horses through the introduction of greater racing opportunities and the conduct of Listed 
Races through the year for these horses.

Contact Barry Hamilton, Manager Harness Racing on 9445 5311 or email

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