The second round of Harness Jewels Australian invites has been released for the 2014 event. This is the first year that Australian horses have receive an invitation to battle it out for Jewels supremacy against their Kiwi counterparts. Last night ‘In the Gig’ announced the horses in the 2YO & 3YO age group categories that have received an invitation to participate at the Jewels. They are as follows :
- 3YO Emerlad (Colts & Geldings) Bling It On
- 3YO Ruby (Trotter) Claudys Princess
- 2YO Emerald (Colts & Geldings) Padrisimo
- 2YO Diamond (Mare) Bamako Mali
This is an exciting change that will further enhance the quality of racing at the Jewels and be of great interest to the racing public. Inviting the leading Australian horse in each age group to participate will add an extra dimension and offers the opportunity to attract a larger audience. This has been a fantastic series for New Zealand participants and now is the perfect time to grow the international presence and awareness of the Harness Jewels.
The 2014 Harness Jewels are to be hosted by Harness Racing Waikato at Cambridge Raceway on 31 May 2014. Total stakes for the day will be $1.2m over the nine races, with this continuing to be New Zealand’s only race meeting where all stakes are for a minimum of $100,000.
We are looking forward to the Trans-Tasman battles come May 31!
Harness Racing New Zealand