Southern Belle Speed Series dates and conditions 2021-2022

VET SOUTH EQUINE/SOUTHERN STANDARDBRED BREEDERS ASSN

 SOUTHERN BELLE SPEED SERIES 2021/2022 SEASON

This series for 4 year old and older mares will continue in the current season and will be known as the Southern Belle Speed Series.

The series will consist of four heats and a final as follows:

February 3rd  – Winton HRC –  1609 metre mobile – $12,000 (minimum)

February 25th –  Invercargill HRC – 1700 metre mobile – $12,000 (minimum)

March 4th – Riverton TC at Winton – 1609 metre mobile – $12,000 (minimum)

March 19th– Wyndham HRC – 1609 metre mobile – $12,000 (minimum)

March 31st -Wairio TC  – 1609 metre mobile – $12,000 (minimum)

April 9th Final – Winton HRC – 1609 metre mobile  –  $25,000 (minimum)

The conditions of the series are as follows:-

a) Open to all 4 year old and older mares up to R70 as at 1st January 2022.

b) The heats will be Preferential Barrier Draw based on winning stakes using the Track Grid.

The final will have an open draw.

c) To be eligible to start in the final any mare must have started in a heat of the series.

d) Where a mare is accepted and that heat is cancelled the mare will be eligible for the final at the discretion of the Club’s balloting committee which hosts the final. If a heat is cancelled a suitable date will try to be found as a replacement.

e) The winner of a heat will gain automatic qualification for the final. A horse can win two heats and then be ineligible to start in any further heats.

f) Mares will earn points in the heats as follows:

1st – 10 points, 2nd – 5 points, 3rd – 3 points, 4th – 1 points, 5th.

g) A minimum of 6 horses will be required for a heat to be run.

The highest points scorers in the heats will be selected to start in the final – a maximum of 13 starters – mares with equal points will be selected at the discretion of the Club holding the final

Mares selected to start in the final will not be eligible to start in other races on the day of the final.

The series sponsors are delighted to be involved in the series

which will help broodmares stay in the province to be bred

from with BLACK TYPE to their CV!