Southland Oaks and Southern Supremacy Condition 2019-2020

MACCA LODGE/NEVELE R SOUTHLAND OAKS
FOR THREE YEAR OLD FILLIES

ALABAR SOUTHERN SUPREMACY STAKES
FOR THREE YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS

NEW (updated – 8th July 2020) NB: These conditions still need to be ratified by Southern Harness

GROUP THREE RACES

2019/2020 SEASON

Qualification for Finals –
The fields will be determined in the following order:

1) In order of the highest stake earnings based on the following criteria:

a) All handicapping earnings for the 2019/2020 season up to and including 31st July  2020 at Southern Harness Clubs (Central Otago, Gore, Invercargill, Northern Southland, Riverton, Roxburgh, Tuapeka, Wairio, Winton and Wyndham) meetings only for placings – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th only.

2) a) All horses must start in at least 2 races in the current season run by Southern Harness Racing
Clubs to be eligible for the finals.
b) Final fields will be based on the highest stake earnings won at Southern Harness Racing Club
meetings listed above in 1(a).
c) Stakes for each final will be $30,000.
d) Finals for the 2019/2020 season to be run at Invercargill on Thursday 29th October 2020 will
have a maximum field of 12 starters: 8 from front line and 4 from second line.
Fillies: 2700m Mobile, Colts & Geldings: 2700m Mobile.
e) Leading stake earners in both series starting each raceday will wear sponsors colours.
f) Trainers to advise Club by 5 p.m. Friday 23rd October 2020 if their horse is within the top 12 qualifiers and you will not be starting on the day so the next available qualifier can be notified.
g) The top 12 eligible qualifiers at the conclusion of qualifying i.e. 5 p.m. Friday 31st July 2020 for both the Oaks & Supremacy series will be ineligible to race in any other event on Diamonds Day Thursday 29th October 2020. An Eligible Qualifier is any horse that is in the top 12 stake earners for both series that hasn’t been officially withdrawn from the race series by 5 p.m. Friday 23rd October 2020 or exported from New Zealand at that time. An Eligible Qualifier that withdraws after the 23rd October 2020 cannot start in any other race on Diamonds Day. No horse outside of the top 12 qualifiers following 23rd October 2020 has to run in the Oaks/Supremacy Final, however horses outside the top 12 are welcome to nominate.

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