Kindie Back On

Kindie Back On

Bruce Stewart

12th January 2021

The time honoured Kindergarten Stakes is back on.

It was thought the Group Three Two Year Old feature may not be run this season due to the Wyndham Harness Racing Club having only one official date assigned to it.

However, thanks to the co-operation of the Wairio Trotting Club, the Wyndham club has been given Wednesday 31st March, and will be able to run the Kindergarten on it’s home course.

“Wairio have transferred their license and we’d like to thank the committee for that. Since the change at HRNZ the process has been sped up. It’s all been rubber stamped and it’s a happening thing,” said Wyndham HRC President Russell Ferguson.

Ferguson says the meeting will be a twilight one with the Club yet to decide whether it’ll be a 2pm or 3pm start.

“It the Wednesday prior to Easter so you can have the Thursday off and have a long weekend (laughter).”

Ferguson says there’s still a bit of work to be done around the number of races and stakes levels, but the Wyndham Cup will be included in the programme.

“We’ll try and run a programme similar to what we run on Kindergarten Day. We’re looking at a decent trot and a junior driver race. The Wairio Club will be guests of ours for the day.”