SA TROTS - Emerging Stars Series

HRSA is pleased to announce a new series for pacers to be conducted in June. The Emerging Stars Series will provide a pathway of heats across meetings at Globe Derby and Port Pirie with a $14,999 final to be held on Saturday June 29.

With five heats to be contested, the winner and runner-up from each heat will graduate to the final. Horses that qualify for the final are thereby ineligible for any further heats across the series but are eligible to contest other races prior to the final without it affecting their eligibility.

The series will focus on rising talent aged 3 year-old and upwards that have had no more than one win in race over $4,500. Further conditions for the race are listed below. Please refer to your June racing program for full clarification.
For 3yo & older horses with no more than 1 win in races over $4,500.

*Barrier draw as follows: Horses to be drawn based on the number of lifetime wins in races over $4,500.
*Heats to be scheduled on June 1, 8, 9, 15 & 22.
*Final of $14,999 to be conducted on June 29.
*For SA Trained Horses.
*To be eligible a stable return must have been lodged no later than May 27 2024 and the horse must remain SA Trained & domiciled for the entirety of the series.
*For the purpose of this series, SA Trained shall include horses trained in a close Border community provided the trainer has presented runners for at least 5 Mount Gambier Race meetings during the 2023 calendar year.
*First & second placing in each heat will qualify for the Final. Should any qualifier be unable to take its place in the final field, horse(s) with the next best finishing position in a heat will be randomly selected by ballot to determine the remaining place(s) in the final field.
*Preference in field selection for any heat will be given to the horses which have competed in the least number of heats.
*Any horse which has finished first or second in any heat will be ineligible to contest any further heats.
*No Driver Concessions. *No Mares Concessions.

HRSA will also be announcing a similar concept for trotters to commence in July. Details will be provided in due course.

For further enquiries please contact:
Dean Elliott, CEO HRSA