SA BOTRA Golden Nursery nominations

07:42 AM 12 Dec 2013 NZDT
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Nominations for the SA BOTRA Golden Nursery Series closed at the end of November with 130 two year olds nominated up from 117 last season.

BOTRA recently announced that prize money for heats and finals heats now carry prizemoney of $6000 and increase of a $1000 each heat with the final to be the last Saturday in May worth $25,000 for colts & geldings and the same for the fillies final an increase of $5000 each final.

SA BOTRA executive officer Lois Randall said " we are very pleased with the increased number of entries up by 13 from same time last year." Randall went on to say "last year we had to extend nomination time while this year nominations closed on time."

The Goldern Nursery was first run in 1971 and has been won by some outstanding pacers over the years such as Uncle Remus in 1979, Armchair Rider for Vin Knight in 198, Nikalong Shadow in 1987, Pappy McCoy for Ross Sugars in 1989 the classy filly Ananz was crowned champion in 2008.

In 2011 BOTRA decided to run both a colts and geldings and a fillies final with increased prizemoney.
 
Last season's winners were Flagbearer took out the fillies division while Major Cruiser won the colts & geldings final.


By Gary Newton

 

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