MACCA LODGE/NEVELE R SOUTHLAND OAKS
FOR THREE YEAR OLD FILLIES
ALABAR SOUTHERN SUPREMACY STAKES
FOR THREE YEAR OLD COLTS & GELDINGS
GROUP TWO RACES
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 18 April 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 $50,000.
d) Finals for the 2019/2020 season to be run at Invercargill on Sunday 26th April 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. Tuesday 21st April 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. Saturday 18th April 2020 for both the Oaks & Supremacy series will be ineligible to race in any other event on Finals Day 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 An Eligible Qualifier is any horse that is in the top 12 stake earners for both series that hasn’t been officially withdrawn from the race series by 5 p.m. Tuesday 21st April 2020 or exported from New Zealand at that time. An Eligible Qualifier that withdraws after the 21st April 2020 cannot start in any other race on Finals Day. No horse outside of the top 12 qualifiers following 21st April 2020 has to run in the Oaks/Supremacy Final, however horses outside the top 12 are welcome to nominate.
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