$100,000 special conditions maiden for New Plymouth
A $100,000 special conditions maiden will be held at New Plymouth in August.
The race, which will be funded on a similar basis to The Everest in Sydney, will be run over 1400m at Pukekura Raceway on August 25 and restricted to horses who were maidens at the start of June.
The field will be limited to 14 runners and 14 guaranteed “slots” will be available at a cost of $5500 plus GST, with the slot holders confirmed by May 1. Slot holders will also receive significant corporate entertainment on race day.
The Naki Challenge will be run at set weights, with a 2kg allowance for fillies and mares and a 2.5kg allowance for three-year-olds. There will also be a 1kg allowance for maidens at the time of starting. Winners will attract the normal penalties, with two race winners earning a 1kg penalty, 2kg for three wins and 3kg for four wins or more.