Triple Crown Bonus
New Zealand Bloodstock has announced a new Triple Crown Series for pacing mares set to offer a significant $100,000 bonus for the 2019-20 season.
The NZB Airfreight Triple Crown Bonus* will feature three pacing races for mares 4 years and older with the first of the races scheduled at Addington Raceway on 15 November.
Combined Stakes for the three races is $130,000 – with the additional $100,000 bonus paid to the registered owners of the mare that wins all three races in the current season.
“We’re delighted to bring such a significant bonus prize to the harness racing industry,” said NZB Airfreight’s Greg Northcott.
“Along with our sponsorship of track signage at the two major venues and our involvement with the Inter Dominion Series – adding this incentive is just another way we can support the many owners and trainers”.
The three-race Series comprises of:
|15-Nov-19||Nevele R Southern Mares Classic||Listed||$40,000||4YO and older mares|
|31-Jan-20||Garrards Premier Mares Championship||Group 2||$50,000||4YO and older mares|
|6-Mar-20||Magness Benrow Northern Mares Classic||Listed||$40,000||4YO and older mares|
The Nevele R Southern Mares Classic and Magness Benrow Northern Mares Classic are N.Z. Sires Stakes Board races, with qualified horses that have won a G1 or a stake of $100,000 and over ineligible. A late payment fee of $2,500 can be paid to the N.Z. Sires Stakes Board to enter a horse into either of the N.Z. Sires Stakes races.
The NZB Airfreight Triple Crown Series has been well supported by Addington Raceway and the Auckland Trotting Club, along with Harness Racing New Zealand.
“At a time where Stakes money is challenging, it’s incredible to see NZB investing more into the market,” said HRNZ Racing and Marketing Manager Darrin Williams.
“We’re thrilled to support the initiative and look forward to watching the fields unfold.”
For more information about the NZB Airfreight Triple Crown Series contact the Standardbred team here.
*Terms and conditions apply, click here.
2019-2020 Series Leg Winners:
|15-Nov-19||Nevele R Southern Mares Classic||Wainui Creek||B Purdon||B J Smith, P H Smith|
|31-Jan-20||Garrards Premier Mares Championship||Princess Tiffany||Mark Purdon & Natalie Rasmussen||B J Whitelock, Mrs C J Whitelock, P J Creighton, Mrs M C Creighton (as at 21-03-2017)|
|6-Mar-20||Magness Benrow Northern Mares Classic|