Meeting News

New Meeting on Riccarton Synthetic – Wednesday 12 June

Given the abandonment of the Waimate Meeting at Timaru on Sunday after two races a new meeting has been scheduled for the synthetic track at Riccarton Park on Wednesday 12 June. This meeting will require new nominations. NZTR looked at grass alternatives at both Oamaru and Ashburton, however these options were not viable.

Nominations for both Wednesday and Thursday at Riccarton will close at 12 noon on Monday 10 June. Please nominate on-line if possible. If nominating via the bureau please be very specific as to which day you are nominating for. Withdrawals for Wednesday’s meeting will close with the bureau at 2pm on Monday 10 June. Withdrawals for the Thursday meeting will close at the usual time of 10am on Tuesday 11 June.

The programme for Wednesday will be:

R65 F&M 1200m (Pearl Series)      $17,000

Open 1200m                                    $22,000

Mdn 2200m                                      $17,000

R75 2200m                                       $17,000

Mdn 1600m                                      $17,000

Open 1600m (Waimate Cup)         $30,000

R65 1600m                                       $17,000

R60 1400m                                       $17,000 (originally scheduled for Thursday)

Horses that did not gain a start at Timaru on Sunday will be given preference for this meeting. NZTR and the club, as always, reserve the right to delete races due to insufficient nominations or double nominations.

The programme for Thursday remains the same with the exception of the R60 1400m being brought forward to Wednesday. This programme is:

Open 1400m                                    $22,000

R75 1600m                                       $17,000

R65 F&M 1600m (Pearl Series)      $17,000

R65 1200m                                       $17,000

Mdn 1600m                                      $17,000

Mdn 1400m                                      $17,000

Mdn 2YO+ 1200m                           $17,000

3YO 1400m                                       $17,000