Addington has new $40k race with conditions

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NZMTC – Friday January 30, 2015
(Press release, December 19, 2014)

This is a totally new concept for the harness racing industry.

Harness 5000 is a race limited to the progeny of sire’s who stood at an advertised fee of $5000 or less (see guideline list below of eligible Pacing Sires).

Eligibility is for those 3YO pacers who were nominated for the NZ Sires’ Stakes #31 as foals or the NZ Yearling Sales Series #23.

Where any horse was not nominated, if their sire was nominated for Sires’ Stakes a late entry fee of $1000 plus GST may be payable. If the sire wasn’t nominated either the late entry fee is $2000 plus GST.

Artificial insemination and transport of chilled semen allow our leading Sires to serve large books of mares. While this is great for them commercially it makes it harder for others to break into that domain.

This race is about an opportunity for the progeny of those other stallions. We are greatly indebted to The Met, HRNZ and the NZ Sires’ Stakes Board for seeing the need and jointly funding this new initiative.

Stallions (Sires’ Stakes eligible)

Attorney General
Auckland Reactor
Badlands Hanover
Charles Bronson
Christian Fire
Extreme Three
Flashing Red
Four Starzzz Shark
Gotta Go Cullect
Gotta Go Cullen
Holmes Hanover
Julius Caesar
Justa Tiger
Klondike Kid
Live Or Die

Major In Art
Ohoka Arizona
Pacific Fella
P Forty Seven
Pay Me Christian
Red River Hanover
Righteous Hanover
Riverboat King
Royal Mattjesty
Sands A Flyin
Santanna Blue Chip
Shadow Play
Stonebridge Regal
Justa Tiger
Washington VC

Courtesy of Bruce Barlass (PGG Wrightson) & Ged Mooar