SA TROTS - 2024 SA Country Cups Series

2024 SA COUNTRY CUPS SERIES | PRIZEMONEY UPDATE
The Country Clubs will take centre stage in South Australia in March and April, with the running of the 2024 SA Country Cups Series.
Commencing on Saturday March 2 with Strathalbyn at Globe Derby Park, Country Clubs will be conducting their Cups meetings. Each Club will host a Pacing Cup and a Trotters Cup. In addition, a Country Graduation Series Heat will be programmed.
Horses will be competing to qualify for the Port Pirie Pacing & Trotters Cup and the Country Graduation Series Final on Saturday April 13.
A selection of Country Club Committees have elected to contribute prizemoney to enhance their meetings:



STRATHALBYN Increasing Strathalbyn Pacing Cup from $9,999 to $14,999
Increasing two (2) support races from $6,999 to $9,000

KAPUNDA Increasing Kapunda Pacing Cup from $9,999 to $12,000
Increasing Kapunda Trotters Cup from $9,000 to $12,000

MOUNT GAMBIER Increasing Mount Gambier Gold Cup from $9,999 to $13,000

VICTOR HARBOR Increasing three (3) support races from $4,500 to $6,999
Below are the conditions for the 2024 SA Pacing and Trotters Country Cups Series 


RACES
Pacing Cup Qualifying Races
All Races NR 70 OR BETTER

Saturday March 2 – STRATHALBYN PACING CUP (AT GDP) $14,999 2230m MS PBD/GNR

Sunday March 10 – KAPUNDA PACING CUP $12,000 2610m MS RBD

Saturday March 16 – MOUNT GAMBIER PACING CUP $9,999 2190m MS PBD/NR

Sunday March 24 – GAWLER PACING CUP $9,999 2550m SS Discretionary RBD

Sunday March 31 – VICTOR HARBOR PACING CUP $9,999 2160m MS RBD

Saturday April 13 – PORT PIRIE PACING CUP $25,000 2530m MS RBD


Trotters Cup Qualifying Races
All Races NR 56 OR BETTER

Saturday March 2 – STRATHALBYN TROTTERS CUP (AT GDP) $9,000 2230m SS Discretionary RBD

Sunday March 10 – KAPUNDA TROTTERS CUP $12,000 2610m SS Discretionary RBD

Saturday March 16 – MOUNT GAMBIER TROTTERS CUP $9,000 2580m SS Discretionary RBD

Sunday March 24 – GAWLER TROTTERS CUP $9,000 2550m SS Discretionary RBD

Sunday March 31 – VICTOR HARBOR TROTTERS CUP $9,000 2160m MS PBD/GNR

Saturday April 13 – PORT PIRIE TROTTERS CUP $20,000 2530m SS Discretionary RBD

ELIGIBILITY
*No Driver Concessions. *No Mares Concessions.
*Field selection for all qualifying races will be determined by manual field selection (preference to horses with a National rating on or above the minimum rating of each specified qualifying race)
*Field selection for each Final will be determined by points accrued throughout the qualifying races, however preference in each Final will be given to horses that have accepted for 2 or more qualifying races.
*Each qualifying race points shall be earned as follows; 1st – 10, 2nd – 5, 3rd – 3, 4th – 2, 5th to last – 1.
*In the event horses accrue the same points, field selection will be determined by the horse accumulating the greatest prizemoney in the qualifying races.
*In the event horses accrue the same points & the identical prizemoney, field selection will be determined through ballot conducted by HRSA officers.
*Any horse which receives a ballot in any 2024 Country Cup will be eligible to compete in a race to be conducted after the conclusion of the 2024 SA Country Cups series, should there be sufficient horses that meet this criteria to conduct a race.
HRSA would like to thank each club for their participation in this series. By maximising prizemoney, cooperation, and exposure to these events all clubs have thereby upgraded the series into a desirable concept not only for our top tier pacers and trotters, but with terrific options for multiple grades of horse. The individual work behind the scenes to assist your club and others has been warming to witness. We look forward to a great series ahead, kicking off at Globe Derby with the Strathalbyn Cup in which both the host and naming right clubs are working together to provide a wonderful on course experience for what we hope can be a big crowd.

HRSA Media

Photo Walter Bulyga