Series & Futurity Conditions

1. THE STRUCTURE

Pacers

The Breeders Crown will be run for 2YO and 3YO horses with each age group split into a section for males and a section for females comprising:

2YO

3YO

Heats
Semi Finals
Final
Silver Pace*

Heats
Semi Finals
Final
Silver Pace*


*Note that in all cases Silver races will only be run where there are sufficient acceptors.

From the commencement of the 2019 series Heats will only be scheduled in Victoria.

HRV will program Heats for each division at one venue in Victoria and will run as many Heats as are required to grant each eligible acceptor a start in a Heat.

Trotters

The Breeders Crown will be run for 2YO and 3YO horses with each age group split into a section for males and a section for females comprising:

2YO

3YO

Heats
Final
Silver Trot (Combined Sex)*

Heats
Final
Silver Trot (Combined Sex)*


*Note that in all cases Silver races will only be run where there are sufficient acceptors.

All races throughout the series will be Random Barrier Draw (RBD) with the exception of any Silver Trot which will be Preferential Barrier Draw on Sex (PBD/Sex).

From the commencement of the 2019 series Heats will only be scheduled in Victoria.

HRV will program Heats for each division at one venue in Victoria and will run as many Heats as are required to grant each eligible acceptor a start in a Heat.

2. ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility to compete in a Breeders Crown Heat, Semi-Final, Final or Silver Race is extended to any eligible horse for which the relevant Breeders Crown Age Acceptance Fee (or Breeders Crown Series Fee) has been processed and accepted by HRV and paid in full.

3. FIELD SELECTION - HEATS

3.1 Field selection for Heats will be in accordance with the rules and regulations of the controlling body

3.2 Heats/Semi-Finals that are split into divisions are divided on a random (not manual) selection basis. Owner and Trainer splits will NOT apply.

3.3 All eligible horses who accept for a Heat in Victoria will be guaranteed a start in a Heat.

3.4 A horse that does not complete the course or is declared a non-runner in a Heat shall be deemed as having contested a Heat.

4. MODE OF START & BARRIER DRAWS

4.1 All races will be a Mobile Start and will be conducted as Random Barrier Draw (RBD) events with the exception of the following races which will be conducted as Preferential Barrier Draw on Sex (PBD/Sex):

(a) Any Silver Trot
(b) Any Silver Pace which becomes a combined sex race

5. RACE DISTANCES

5.1 Race Distances for Heats and Semi-Finals and Silver Races will approximate the distance of the respective Final.

6. HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS & PENALTIES

6.1 All horses will accrue points in the Breeders Crown series as per the Points Matrix in the Australian Handicapping Rules.

7. STAKEMONEY DISTRIBUTION

7.1 Stakemoney for any race of the Series conducted within Victoria will be distributed as follows:

1st

50%

2nd

16%

3rd

10%

4th

6%

5th

4%

6th to last

2%

 

 

 

 

       

 

7.2 Stakemoney for Victorian Heats, Semi-Finals and Silver Races will be distributed as follows:

Owner

87.5%

Trainer

7.5%

Driver

5%

 

 

 

7.3 Stakemoney for the Finals will be distributed as follows:

Owner

80%

Trainer

5%

Driver

5%

Stallion Nominator

5%*

Broodmare Nominator

5%*

 

 

 

 

 

*In the case of there being no Stallion Nominator, the Broodmare Nominator shall receive 10%.

8. SEMI-FINALS & FINALS

8.1 Horses will qualify for the next phase of each series based on finishing position and mile rate recorded in the relevant qualifying race.

8.2 A horse that does not complete the course or is declared a non-runner in a Semi-Final shall be deemed as having contested a Semi-Final.

8.3 A horse may not contest both a Final and a Silver Race of the same series.

8.4 A horse declared as an emergency for a Final may not scratch from such Final in order to contest a Silver Race.

8.5 In the event that an emergency gains a start in a Final, it shall be deemed ineligible to contest a Silver Race.

 

9. SILVER RACES

9.1 Pacers

9.1.1 Horses must be nominated for the Silver Pace if they wish to gain a start in the Silver Pace.

9.1.2 A horse which qualifies for a Semi-Final or Final but fails to take its place in such race (withdrawn or otherwise) is ineligible to contest a Silver Pace.

9.1.3 Fields for any Silver Pace will comprise of horses who meet the criteria outlined in ‘Condition 2 – Eligibility’ but failed to gain a start in the Final, with field selection preference to be allocated in the following order:

(a) Horses who contested a Semi-Final but failed to gain a start in the Final
(b) Horses who contested a Heat but failed to gain a start in a Semi-Final (based on finishing position and individual mile rate in the Heat)
(c) Horses who did not contest a Heat (based on Automatic Field Selection System)

9.1.4 In the event of there being insufficient acceptors to run both split-sex Silver Paces separately, HRV will combine the final acceptors into a combined-sex Silver Pace(s) – which would then become PBD/Sex rather than RBD. Field selection criteria of 9.1.3 will be applied.

9.1.5 In the event of there being insufficient acceptors to run a combined-sex Silver Pace, it will be abandoned.

9.2 Trotters

9.2.1 Horses must be nominated for the Silver Trot if they wish to gain a start in the Silver Trot.

9.2.2 A horse which qualifies for a Final but fails to take its place in such race (withdrawn or otherwise) is ineligible to contest a Silver Trot.

9.2.3 Fields for the Silver Trots will comprise of horses who meet the criteria outlined in ‘Condition 2 – Eligibility’ but failed to gain a start in the Final, with field selection preference to be allocated in the following order:

(a) Horses who contested a Heat but failed to gain a start in the Final based on the following criteria:

(i) ranking within each series (sex) - where horses are ranked in numerical order based on the finishing position and mile rate in heat

(ii) highest finishing position in heat

(iii) fastest mile rate in heat

(b) Horses who did not contest a Heat (based on Automatic Field Selection System)

10. DEAD HEATS

10.1 In the event of a dead heat for any finishing position in a qualifying race, preference in qualifying will be given to a horse who places outright for the same finishing position, regardless of mile rate.

10.2 In the event of two or more horses each finishing in the same position and recording the same mile rate in a qualifying race, and thereby producing a field exceeding the field limit, then a random ballot will be applied.

 

11. ABANDONED HEATS

11.1 In the event of any race of the series being abandoned or declared a No-Race after the declaration of Acceptances, the controlling body will attempt to re-run the race at the same race meeting or re-schedule the race at the next most suitable venue.

11.2 In the event of any qualifying race being abandoned after the declaration of Acceptances and not being able to be re-run, horses (excluding scratchings) will qualify for the next stage of the series in descending order of automatic field selection points at the time of abandonment.

12. FUNDING

12.1 HRV guarantees the following levels of prizemoney for Breeders Crown Finals for 2020 and beyond:

2YO Pacers

$300,000

2YO Trotters

$100,000

3YO Pacers

$200,000

3YO Trotters

$80,000

 

 

 

 

 

12.2 HRV reserves the right to vary stakemoney allocations at any time.

13. HORSES MUST BE SCRATCHED

Horses which contest a qualifying race but are not able to contest the next stage of the series must be formally scratched prior to Acceptance Time from the relevant race. The next ranked horse according to relevant qualification criteria will be promoted. A scratching penalty may or may not be imposed.

14. DISQUALIFICATION

Rule 195A of the Australian Rules of Harness Racing applies to this race series.

15. SPECIAL CONDITIONS

HRV reserves the right to:

15.1 Make any alterations or amendments to these conditions that it considers necessary in the overall best interests of the conduct of the Breeders Crown.

15.2 Cancel the Breeders Crown at any time in which case all fees paid will be refunded.

FUTURITIES – LATE NOMINATIONS/AGE ACCEPTANCES

If for some reason you miss the deadline but still want your horse to be eligible, the following late fee structure applies:

  • A late fee of twice the applicable fee for applications up to three months late for all futurities schemes; and
  • A late fee of 3% of the applicable race final stakemoney (e.g. 3% of  Breeders Crown 3YO Pacers final stakemoney) for applications submitted from three months to six months late, rising to 4% for applications submitted more than six months late; and
  • Late foal nominations will be charged as a multiplier of the original fee, so for those applications that are three to six months late, a late fee of five times the original fee is applicable, whilst for those applications more than six months late, a late fee of ten times the original fee is applicable.

(updated January 2020)

 

NOMINATED STALLIONS

 

  

 

Series 25 Nominated Stallions
(Relevant to foals born in season 2018/19)
 
A Bit Of Bling
A Rocknroll Dance
Aldebaran Eagle
Always B Miki
American Ideal
Amore Stride
Andover Hall
Arctic Cat
Armbro Variable
Art Major
Auckland Reactor
Barna Straide
Betterthancheddar
Betting Line
Bettors Delight
Bitobliss
Blitzthemcalder
Bonavista Bay
Cams Fool
Captaintreacherous
Cardigan Boko
Centurion ATM
Changeover
Control The Moment
Crazed
Creatine
Downbytheseaside
Dreamcatcher
Excel Stride
Father Patrick
Fear The Dragon
Flightpath
Fling It
Foreclosure
Four Starzzz Shark
Framework
Genuwine
Goodtime Sammy
Gotta Go Cullect
Grinfromeartoear
Guaranteed
Hes Watching
Highview Tommy
Huntsville
Hurrikane Kingcole
Im Stately
Kvintet Avenger
Lanercost
Lennytheshark
Lincoln Royal/Sir Lincoln
Love You
Mach Three
Majestic Son
Master Glide
Metropolitian
Modern Art
Mr Feelgood
Muscle Hill
Muscle Mass
Orlando Vici
P Forty Seven
Peak DNK
Pegasus Spur
Pet Rock
Quaker Jet
Quick Approval
Restrepo
Rocknroll Hanover
Rock N Roll Heaven
Roll With Joe
Royalty For Life
Safely Kept
Sebastian K
Shadow Play
Shadyshark Hanover
Shoobees Place
Skyvalley
Somebeachsomewhere
Southwind Frank
Sportswriter
Sunshine Beach
Sweet Lou
Tell All
Tintin In America
Trixton
Used To Me
Vincent
Village Jolt
Well Said
Western Ideal
What The Hill
Wishing Stone
Yankee Spider 
Yankee Rockstar
Yield Boko
  

  

 

Series 26 Nominated Stallions
(Relevant to foals born in season 2019/20)
 
A Bit Of Bling USA
A Rocknroll Dance USA
Aldebaran Eagle USA
Always B Miki USA
American Ideal USA
Andover Hall USA
Arctic Cat
Art Major USA
Auckland Reactor
Betterthancheddar USA
Betting Line USA
Bettors Delight USA
Bling It On
Bold Eagle
Brilliantissime
Captaintreacherous USA
Centurion ATM
Crazed USA
Dawn Ofa New Day
Dijon
Down Under Muscles
Downbytheseaside USA
Dream Vacation
En Solataire
Father Patrick USA
Fear The Dragon
Fling It
Fly Like An Eagle
Follow The Stars
For A Reason
Four Starzzz Shark USA
Franco Ledger
Gotta Go Cullect NZ
Helpisontheway
Hes Watching USA
Heston Blue Chip USA
Highview Tommy NZ
Jilliby King Fu
Lazarus
Lennytheshark
Lincoln Royal NZ
Lincoln Royal NZ (Sir Lincoln)
Louey Louey Louey
Love You FRA
Luck Be Withyou
Majestic Son CA
Major Secret
Master Glide
Mel Mara USA
Metropolitan USA
Modern Art
Muscle Mass USA
My High Expectations
Net Ten EOM
Ohoka Punter NZ
One Over Da Moon NZ
Orlando Vici
Panspacificflight
Peak
Pegasus Spur USA
Pet Rock USA
Quaker Jet
Raging Bull
Rock N Roll Heaven USA
Rock N Roll World
Rocknroll Hanover USA
Roll With Joe USA
Safely Kept USA
Sebastian K
Skyvalley NZ
Smiling Shard NZ
Somebeachsomewhere USA
Somebeachsomewhere USA
Sportswriter USA
Stay Hungry USA
Sunshine Beach USA
Sweet Lou USA
Tell All USA
Tennotrump
The Best Madrik
Timoko
Tintin In America
Ultimate Machete
Up And Quick
Used to Me
Village Jolt
Vincent
Volstead
Warrawee Needy
Well Said USA
What The Hill USA
Yankee Rockstar
Yield Boko SWE
 
 

  

 

Series 27 Nominated Stallions
(Relevant to foals born in season 2020/21)
 
A BIT OF BLING
A ROCKNROLL DANCE 
ALDEBARAN EAGLE USA
ALWAYS B MIKI
AMERICAN IDEAL USA
ANDOVER HALL
ARCTIC CAT
ART MAJOR
BETTING LINE
BETTORS DELIGHT USA
CAMS FOOL USA
CAPTAIN CRUNCH
CAPTAINTREACHEROUS
CARDIGAN BOKO
CENTURION ATM
CLASSIC GARY
CRAZED USA
CREATINE
CRUZADO DEL NOCHE
DAWN OF A NEW DAY
DOWNBYTHESEASIDE
FATHER PATRICK
FEAR THE DRAGON
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE
FOLLOW THE STARS
FRAMEWORK USA
GOODTIME SAMMY
GUARANTEED
HARD LIVIN
HELPISONTHEWAY
HESTON BLUE CHIP
LATHER UP USA
LENNYTHESHARK
LIFE SIGN
LINCOLN ROYAL
LOUEY LOUEY LOUEY
LOVE YOU
LUCK BE WITH YOU
MAJESTIC SON
MAJOR SECRET
MEL MARA
METROPOLITAN USA
MODERN ART
MR FEELGOOD
MUSCLE M UP
NET TEN EOM
OHOKA PUNTER
ORLANDO VICI
PANPACIFICFLIGHT
PAPI ROB HANOVER
PASTOR STEPHEN
PEAK DNK
PERFECT SPIRIT
PET ROCK
POSTER BOY
PROPULSION
QUAKER JET
RAGING BULL
RESTREPO
ROCK N ROLL WORLD
ROCKNROLL HEAVEN
SEBASTIAN K
SKYVALLEY NZ
SMILING SHARD NZ
SOHO TRIBECA
SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE
SPEEDING SPUR NZ
SPORTSWRITER
STAY HUNGRY
SUNDONS COURAGE
SWEET LOU USA
TALL DARK STRANGER
TELL ALL USA
THE BEST MADRIK
THE STORM INSIDE
TIGER TARA
TIMOKO
TINTIN IN AMERICA
ULTIMATE MACHETE
UP AND QUICK
USED TO ME
VILLAGE JOLT
VINCENT
VOLSTEAD
WARRAWEE NEEDY
WHAT THE HILL CA
YANKEE ROCKSTAR
YIELD BOKO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. THE STRUCTURE

Pacers

The Vicbred Super Series will be run for 2YOs, 3YOs and 4YOs respectively, with each age group split into a section for males and a section for females comprising:

2YO

3YO

4YO

$10,000 Heats
$20,000 Semi Finals
$130,000 Final
$25,000 Silver Pace*
$12,000 Bronze Pace*

$10,000 Heats
$20,000 Semi Finals
$130,000 Final
$25,000 Silver Pace*
$12,000 Bronze Pace*

$10,000 Heats
$20,000 Semi Finals
$130,000 Final
$25,000 Silver Pace*
$12,000 Bronze Pace*


*Note that in all cases Silver and Bronze races will only be run where there are sufficient acceptors.

All races throughout the series will be Random Barrier Draw (RBD) with the exception of any Bronze Pace which, due to insufficient acceptors across divisions, becomes a combined sex race. Should this occur then the barrier draw for such a race will be Preferential Barrier Draw on Sex (PBD/Sex).

Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) will program Heats for each division at one venue in Victoria and will run as many Heats as are required to grant each acceptor a start in a Heat.

Trotters

The Vicbred Super Series will be run for 2YOs, 3YOs and 4YOs respectively, with each age group split into a section for males and a section for females comprising:

2YO

3YO

4YO

$10,000 Heats
$100,000 Final
$25,000 Silver Trot (Combined Sex)*

$10,000 Heats
$100,000 Final
$25,000 Silver Trot (Combined Sex)*

$10,000 Heats
$100,000 Final
$25,000 Silver Trot (Combined Sex)*


*Note that in all cases Silver races will only be run where there are sufficient acceptors.

All races throughout the series will be Random Barrier Draw (RBD) with the exception of any Silver Trot which will be Preferential Barrier Draw on Sex (PBD/Sex).

HRV will program Heats for each division at one venue in Victoria and will run as many Heats as are required to grant each acceptor a start in a Heat.

2. ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility to compete in a Vicbred Super Series race is extended to any eligible horse for which the Vicbred Age Acceptance Fee (or Vicbred Series Fee) for the current season has been processed by HRV and paid in full.

3. FIELD SELECTION

3.1 The fields for all Heats will be selected in accordance with HRV’s Automatic Field Selection System.

3.2 Heats/Semi-Finals that are split into divisions are divided on a random (not manual) selection basis. Owner and Trainer splits will NOT apply.

3.3 All horses who accept for a Heat will be guaranteed a start in a Heat.

3.4 A horse that does not complete the course in a Heat or is declared a non-runner shall be deemed as having contested a Heat.

4. MODE OF START & BARRIER DRAWS

4.1 All races will be a Mobile Start and will be conducted as Random Barrier Draw (RBD) events with the exception of the following races which will be conducted as Preferential Barrier Draw on Sex (PBD/Sex):

(a) Any Silver Trot
(b) Any Bronze Pace which becomes a combined sex race

5. RACE DISTANCES

5.1 Race Distances for Heats and Semi-Finals will approximate the distance of the respective Final.

6. HANDICAPPING CONDITIONS & PENALTIES

6.1 All horses will accrue points in the Vicbred Super series as per the Points Matrix in the Australian Handicapping Rules.

7. STAKEMONEY DISTRIBUTION

7.1 Stakemoney for the Series will be distributed as follows:

1st - 50%
2nd - 16%
3rd - 10%
4th - 6%
5th - 4%
6th to last - 2%

7.2 Stakemoney distribution for connections of each horse  in Heats, Semi-Finals, Finals, Silver Races and Bronze Races is as follows:

Owner

80%

Trainer

5%

Driver

5%

Stallion Nominator

5%*

Foal Nominator

5%*

 

 

 

 

 

*Where there is no Stallion Nominator, the Foal Nominator shall receive 10%.

8. SEMI-FINALS & FINALS

8.1 Horses will qualify for the next phase of each series based on finishing position and mile rate recorded in the relevant qualifying race.

8.2 A horse that does not complete the course or is declared a non-runner in a Semi-Final shall be deemed as having contested a Semi-Final.

8.3 A horse may not contest more than one race of the Final, Silver Race or Bronze Race of the same series.

8.4 A horse declared as an emergency for a Final may not scratch from such Final in order to contest a Silver Race or Bronze Race.

8.5 In the event that an emergency gains a start in a Final, it shall be deemed ineligible to contest a Silver Race or Bronze Race.

8.6 A horse declared as an emergency for a Silver Race may not scratch from such race in order to contest a Bronze Race.

9. SILVER & BRONZE RACES

9.1 Pacers

9.1.1 Horses must be nominated for the Silver Pace if they wish to gain a start in the Silver Pace or Bronze Pace.

9.1.2 A horse which qualifies for a Semi-Final or Final but fails to take its place in such race (withdrawn or otherwise) is ineligible to contest a Silver Pace or Bronze Pace.

9.1.3 Fields for any Silver Pace will comprise of horses who meet the Vicbred Super Series eligibility criteria but failed to gain a start in the Final, with field selection preference to be allocated in the following order:

(a) Horses who contested a Semi-Final but failed to gain a start in the Final
(b) Horses who contested a Heat but failed to gain a start in a Semi-Final (based on finishing position and individual mile rate in the Heat)
(c) Horses who did not contest a Heat (based on Automatic Field Selection System)

9.1.4 Where there are sufficient acceptors, a Bronze Pace will be run in addition to the Silver Pace, with horses being allocated to the Bronze Pace where they have nominated and accepted for the Silver Pace but failed to gain a start. Field selection preference to be allocated in the following order:

(a) Horses who contested a Heat but failed to gain a start in a Semi-Final, Final or Silver Pace (based on finishing position and individual mile rate in the Heat)
(b) Horses who did not contest a Heat (based on Automatic Field Selection System)

9.1.5 In the event of there being insufficient acceptors to run both split-sex Bronze Finals separately, HRV will combine the final acceptors into a combined-sex Bronze Pace(s) – which would then become PBD/Sex rather than RBD. Field selection preference to be allocated in the following order:

(a) Horses who contested a Heat but failed to gain a start in a Semi-Final, Final or Silver Pace based on the following criteria:

(i) ranking within each series (sex) - where horses are ranked in numerical order based on the finishing position and mile rate in heat

(ii) highest finishing position in heat

(iii) fastest mile rate in heat

(b) Horses who did not contest a Heat (based on Automatic Field Selection System)

9.1.6 In the event of there being insufficient acceptors to run a combined-sex Bronze Pace, it will be abandoned.

9.2 Trotters

9.2.1 Horses must be nominated for the Silver Trot if they wish to gain a start in the Silver Trot.

9.2.2 A horse which qualifies for a Final but fails to take its place in such race (withdrawn or otherwise) is ineligible to contest a Silver Trot.

9.2.3 Fields for any Silver Trot will comprise of horses who meet the Vicbred Super Series eligibility criteria but failed to gain a start in the Final, with field selection preference to be allocated in the following order:

(a) Horses who contested a Heat but failed to gain a start in the Final based on the following criteria:

(i) ranking within each series (sex) - where horses are ranked in numerical order based on the finishing position and mile rate in heat

(ii) highest finishing position in heat

(iii) fastest mile rate in heat
(b) Horses who did not contest a Heat (based on Automatic Field Selection System)

 

10. DEAD HEATS

10.1 In the event of a dead heat for any finishing position in a qualifying race, preference in qualifying will be given to a horse who places outright for the same finishing position, regardless of mile rate.

10.2 In the event of two or more horses each finishing in the same position and recording the same mile rate in a qualifying race, and thereby producing a field exceeding the field limit, then a random ballot will be applied.

11. ABANDONED HEATS

11.1 In the event of any race of the series being abandoned or declared a No-Race after the declaration of Acceptances, the controlling body will attempt to re-run the race at the same race meeting or re-schedule the race at the next most suitable venue.

11.2 In the event of any qualifying race being abandoned after the declaration of Acceptances and not being able to be re-run, horses (excluding scratchings) will qualify for the next stage of the series in descending order of automatic field selection points at the time of abandonment.

12. HORSES MUST BE SCRATCHED

Horses which contest a qualifying race but are not able to contest the next stage of the series must be formally scratched prior to Acceptance Time from the relevant race. The next ranked horse according to relevant qualification criteria will be promoted. A scratching penalty may or may not be imposed.

13. DISQUALIFICATION

Rule 195A of the Australian Rules of Harness Racing applies to this race series.

14. SPECIAL CONDITIONS

HRV reserves the right to make any alterations or amendments to these conditions that it considers necessary in the overall best interests of the conduct of the Vicbred Super Series.

FUTURITIES – LATE NOMINATIONS/AGE ACCEPTANCES

If for some reason you miss the deadline but still want your horse to be eligible, the following late fee structure applies:

  • A late fee of twice the applicable fee for applications up to three months late for all futurities schemes; and
  • A late fee of 3% of the applicable race final stakemoney (e.g. 3% of Vicbred 2YO Pacers final stakemoney) for applications submitted from three months to six months late, rising to 4% for applications submitted more than six months late; and
  • Late foal nominations will be charged as a multiplier of the original fee, so for those applications that are three to six months late, a late fee of five times the original fee is applicable, whilst for those applications more than six months late, a late fee of ten times the original fee is applicable.

(November 2017)


 

The Series

Eligibility for the series is based on futurity payments and will consist of Heats and Finals for each sex.

The series will be held in conjunction with the annual Lyn McPherson Memorial Breed For Speed Series for Trotting Mares in February and March with the Finals being conducted at Tabcorp Park Melton.

The futurity will be contested by 3YO Trotters and is open to any Trotting foal irrespective of place of birth. Any foal sired by a horse that has recorded its fastest time as a Pacer is also eligible to participate however a premium will attach to the late entry of a Pacing Bred horse. Similarly a premium would attach to any late entry of any horse bred as a Trotter with a further premium attaching to any late entry of a Northern Hemisphere bred horse.

 

Heats

Heats of each division will be conducted over a distance closest to one mile.

Stake money for each Heat will carry a Total Stake of $12,000.

 

Final

In the event there are two (2) Heats of a division, the first three placed horses in each Heat will automatically qualify for the Final. The remaining places in the Final will be determined based on the gross time of each unplaced runner from the Heats.

In the event there are three (3) Heats or more of any division, the first two placed horses in each Heat will automatically qualify for the Final. The remaining places in the Final will be determined based on the gross time of each unplaced runner from the Heats.

The Final will be conducted over 1720m or the distance closest to one mile.

Stake money for each Final will carry a Total Stake of $60,000 (Group 1)

All races will be random barrier draws.

 

Consolation Final

A Consolation Final will also be conducted for each division.

Preference in field selection will go to horses who recorded the fastest mile rate in the heat.

In the event of there being insufficient acceptors to run both Consolation Finals separately, HRV will combine the final acceptors into a combined sex Consolation Final which would then become PBD/Sex rather than RBD. Preference in field selection will be given to horses who recorded the fastest mile rate in the heat.

Horses qualified for the Final of a division will not be eligible to contest the Consolation Final.

In the event of a Consolation final being run before the Final, the emergency for the Final may scratch out of the Consolation Final penalty free up until final scratchings are declared for the Consolation Final. Should there be no scratchings at such time from the Final, such horse will be scratched from the Final.

Stake money for each Consolation Final will carry a Total Stake of $12,000.

 

Stake Money Distribution

Stake money for all races will be distributed under the following format:-

1st – 50%, 2nd – 18%, 3rd – 12.5%, 4th – 6.25%, 5th – 3.25%, 6th to 10th – 2%.

 

Special Conditions

HRV reserves the right to make any alterations or amendments to these conditions that it considers necessary in the overall best interests of the conduct of the Need For Speed.


Schedule of Payment

 

All Series

Foal Nomination Fee
Australian Foals - Nomination to be sent to HRV by 1 May ($88)
New Zealand Foals- Nomiantion to be sent to HRV or HRNZ by 31st August  ($88AUD or $100NZ)
Yearling Sustaining Fee/Series Fee
Yearling Sustaining Fee ($220) to be sent to HRV by 1st June.

Series Fee ($440). Series fee will not be cancelled.

3yo Acceptance Fee
1 October ($440). Horse will be withdrawn if payment not received by 30th November. 
 

Late Entry Provisions

Foal Nomination
1 May - 31st July (0-3 months late) $176

1 August - 31 October (3-6 months late) $440

1 November onwards (6+ months late) $880

Yearling Nomination
1 August - 31 October (0-3 months late) $440

1 November - 31 January (3-6 months late) $1100

1 February onwards (6+ months late) $2200

3yo Age Acceptance
1 December - 28 February (0-3 months late) $880

 

Note: Any reference to dollars in these conditions refers to $AUD, all Fees are inclusive of GST.