This is a prenomination series for two and three year olds, with an Open Division, Fillies Division and Trotters Division which sees an estimated $800,000 distribution in stakes. A new series begins at the beginning of each breeding season when stallion nominations are taken. The list of nominated stallions is then advertised to help breeders decide where to send their mare and ensure that the resultant foal will be eligible. Once born, the resultant progeny are nominated as foals with sustaining payments required as yearlings, two and three year olds. Horses who have nominated and sustained are then eligible for the races within each Division. Nomination for stallions and foals is open to any registered horse worldwide.
In addition new races have been introduced -Harness 5000 - Mares races - Aged Trot - 3YO Sophomore -
A series for horses that were sold at the NZ Yearling Sales
All races are run over a sprint distance from the mobile start. All starters receive a share of the stake money.
Within the Two Year Old Section there are four divisions: Open Pacing, Fillies Pacing, Trotters.
Within the Three Year Old Section there are three divisions: Open Pacing, Fillies Pacing and Trotters..
A field selection criteria will be announced as part of the clubs programmes in the 'Harnessed'". Where the number of acceptors for any principal race are such that a further field of eligible horses (minimum four acceptors) the Board will conduct a consolation.
Two Year Old Open - Pacing :
Two Year Old Fillies - Pacing :
Two Year Old Trotters :
Three Year Old Open - Pacing :
Three Year Old Fillies - Pacing :
Three Year Old Trotters