Harness Million Series
New Sales Race Series Set to Excite
With an estimated million dollars in the prizepool, NZB’s new Harness Million Sales Race Series is open to standardbred weanlings and yearlings offered through the sale ring at qualifying New Zealand Bloodstock Sales - setting a new benchmark for incentive races in New Zealand.
In a ground-breaking move the Series has been opened up to weanlings and the complicated entry process of the past has been abolished in favour of a much simpler approach that incorporates a one-time qualifying fee and a one-off entry fee.
"The Series was widely supported at the 2019 Sales and we're looking forward to seeing the first of the graduates compete for the purse on offer this coming September”, commented NZB Standardbred Manager James Jennings of the lucrative incentive series.
To be administered by the New Zealand Sires’ Stakes Board the Series will consist of principal two-year-old and three-year-old races for colts and geldings, fillies and trotters individually, plus other races which may be conditioned and are to include opportunities for four-year-old and older horses.
“We’re excited about partnering with NZB to offer an enhanced Series. The inclusion of weanlings in the mix will be a great addition and we believe that the prizepool will reach a million dollars”, said Sires Stakes Board representative Martin Pierson.