Big Money March

Big Money March

Press Release

22nd February 2021

Over $500,000 in stakes in Southland for the month of March.

This is a great opportunity for horses to qualify and substantially boost their stakes for the Southland Oaks, Southern Supremacy Stakes and end of season Harness Jewels.

This is Southlands biggest money month and featuring four Group races!!!!

These meetings are also a great chance to qualify horses for the next round of $12,000 Nuggets, $12,000 Gold Chip and $12,000 Ladyship finals.

Thursday 4th March – Riverton Trotting Club at Central Southland Raceway Winton

The Riverton Trotting Club will race at Central Southland Raceway Winton for this meeting. They have programmed:

  • $12,000 Pacing Free for All over a mile.
  • $12,000 Trotting Free for All over a mile.
  • $12,000 Nugget Final.
  • $10,000 Southern Belle Speed Series (final heat).
  • $8,000 2 year old fillies race. An ideal lead up race for the Northern Southland Trotting Club Group Three Caduceus Club/Alabar Classic – a $25,000 race nine days later.

Total stakes: $102,500

Saturday 13th March – Northern Southland Trotting Club at Ascot Park Invercargill.

This Premier race day is full of feature races including:

  • $15,000 Timoko @ Haras Des Trotteurs 3 year old Fillies Southland Trotting Oaks.
  • $25,000 Group 3 Pryde’s Easifeed Southern Lights Handicap Trot.
  • $25,000 Group 3 Caduceus Club of Southland/Alabar 2 year old Fillies Classic
  • $12,000 Stella Frost Ladyship Final.
  • $30,000 Group 3 Yaldhurst Hotel Northern Southland Cup.

Total stakes: $170,000

Saturday 20th March – Winton Harness Racing Club at Central Southland Raceway Winton.

The Winton Club have boosted stakes for this meeting. The day features:

  • $20,000 Southern Belle Mares Final.
  • $20,000 Winton Cup.

Total stakes: $129,000

Thursday 25th March – Invercargill Harness Racing Club at Ascot Park Invercargill.

Industry Day which still provides opportunities to qualify for the Nugget, Gold Chip and Ladyship finals.

Total stakes: $76,000

Wednesday 31st March – Wyndham Harness Racing Club at Young Quinn Raceway Wyndham.

Feature races include:

  • $12,000 Gold Chip Final for trotters.
  • 58th running of the $25,000 Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes for 2 year olds sponsored by Macca Lodge.
  • $10,000 Cardrona Distillery/MLT 3 year old Stakes.
  • $15,000 MLT/Three Rivers Wyndham Cup a qualifying race for the Southland Country Cup series.
  • Fasttrack Insurance 2.5k Stakes Added Bonus being applied to this meeting.

Total stakes: $107,000