Earlier this season the Mildura Harness Racing Club, announced that effective from 1 January 2014, stakes will increase to $6,000 minimum per race at the venue.
The increase comes that a full two months prior to Harness Racing Victoria raising the stakes to $6,000; with the Mildura Club self-funding the additions.
The added prizemoney will be spread across six meetings between the first meeting of the New Year on January 8 and the March date where all Victorian races will shift to a minimum of $6,000.
Nominations for the meeting close on January 2 at noon with trainers outside of the Mildura centre already looking to bring horses for the bonus stakes.
In another major coup the club also announced that the Mark Gurry and Associates Cup will rise from $25,000 to $30,000 and become a Group 3 race this season.
The injection of funds by the Mildura Harness Racing Club is set to top $24,000.
For more information on the very first meeting in the Sunraysia for 2014, visit the meeting calendar here.
Harness Racing Victoria