Dates Set For Southern Features

Dates Set For Southern Features

Bruce Stewart

8th July 2020

Thursday 29th October has been locked in for this season’s Alabar Southern Supremacy Stakes, Nevele R/Macca Lodge Southland Oaks and Diamond Creek Farm Two Year Old Classic.

The sponsors and connections of Memphis Tennessee, winner of the 2019 Supremacy.

These races were originally set down for Diamonds Day at the end of April but Covid-19 put a halt to that schedule.

The Supremacy and Oaks Committee sought permission to run the three feature races in the new season and this was granted by HRNZ although the races have been downgraded to Group Three status.

The three features will all be run at Ascot Park for a stake of $30,000.

2019 Southland Oaks winner Pressed For Time.

Conditions for both the three old year events have remained the same with horses having to start twice in the province to be eligible to run in the final. The only change is the qualifying period ends on July 31st 2020.

The current leader board remains, and horses have just three southern meetings to qualify or improve their stakes position.

The race day, which is programmed to start at 3pm, will be branded Diamonds Day.