Meeting News

Auckland RC Stake Increases

The Auckland Racing Club (ARC) is pleased to announce a range of stake increases for the 2017/18 racing season.

On the six feature racedays held at Ellerslie between December 2017 and February 2018, excluding the twilight meeting on Wednesday 13 December, Rating 65, 75 and 85 races will be run for an additional $5,000 above the minimum stake.

Rating 65 stakes will be $27,500 (minimum stake $22,500), Rating 75 stakes will be $30,000 (minimum $25,000) and Rating 85 stakes will be $35,000 (minimum $30,000). To ensure there is a differential between Rating 85 and open races on a feature raceday, open races will be run for $40,000.

As previously advertised and courtesy of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, the Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Final on New Year’s Day will be run for a stake of $100,000 - an increase of $20,000 from the 2016/17 season. All Dunstan Feeds Stayers Championship Qualifiers will be run for $5,000 above the minimum stake.

The Listed Mufhasa Stakes (3yo, 1300 metres, set weights and penalties) to be run on Vodafone Derby Day (Saturday 3 March) will be run for a stake of $60,000 - an increase of $10,000 from the 2016/17 season.