SA TROTS Additional Race Series added to January program

ADDITIONAL SERIES ADDED TO HRSA JANUARY PROGRAM


HRSA is pleased to announce three new series, which will be conducted during the month of January 2023.
In no particular order, the first initiative is for 4YO & older pacing mares that will have the opportunity to compete in a heats into final concept running on January 7, 12 & 21. Below are further details:


4YO & OLDER PACING MARES
*To be eligible Mares must have competed in South Australia in 2022 OR be under the care of a SA trainer by January 1, 2023.
*Local Ratings Concessions apply. *Driver concessions allowed for the barrier draw *No Mares Concessions.
*All races 1800m MS PBD/NR
*Heats of $3,000 (Ratings exempt) to be conducted on January 7 & 12.
*Final of $8,500 to be conducted on January 21.
*Field selection for the Final will be determined based on the horse’s best finishing position in a heat.
(Should there be 2 or more horses with the same best finishing position, a random ballot will decide which horse is declared the qualifier).
*The Local Rating of a horse at acceptance time when first accepting for a heat in this series will be used for the purposes of barrier draw for all remaining heats and the final.
The second series, to be held over the same dates will be for Trotters up to NR 57. Conditions are listed below


Trotters up to NR 57
*Local ratings Concessions apply. *Driver/Mares concessions apply.
*All races 2230m SS RBD
*Handicaps as follows: *Trotters rated up to 45 – FT, 46 to 49 – 10 metres, 50 to 53 – 20 metres, 54 to 57 – 30 metres.
*Heats of $3,000 (ratings exempt) to be conducted on January 7 & 12.
*Final of $8,500 to be conducted on January 21.
*Field selection for the Final will be determined based on the horse’s best finishing position in a heat. (Should there be 2 or more horses with the same best finishing position, a random ballot will decide which horse is declared the qualifier).
*The Local Rating of a horse at acceptance time when first accepting for a heat in this series will be used for the purposes of eligibility and handicap for all remaining heats and the final.
*Ratings exempt race*


In addition to the two series above, on Saturday January 28 HRSA will be conducting a ‘Battle Of The Best’ Drivers Invitation Challenge.


Five SA female Drivers and five SA male drivers will be invited to compete in this series, with drivers earning points for their respective teams.


A total of Six Drivers Invitation races have been programmed for prizemoney of $7,000 with all Drivers Invitation Races will be Ratings Exempt races. There are also non-invitation races programmed for this meeting.


The full program for this meeting is available online on the HRA website. Drivers will be announced in early January and will be formulated from the 2022 SA Drivers’ Premiership.