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Amendment To Northern Region Trials Policy

Amendment To Northern Region Trials Policy

Following consultation between the New Zealand Trainers Association, the Northern Region Programming Committee & NZTR, the policy applied to the elimination of horses at trial meetings in the region has been amended to the following:

In the event that the number of entries for a trial meeting means that the number of heats exceed 30, then the following elimination conditions will apply:

When programming trials, preference will be given to those events that were eliminated at the previous trials meeting in the Northern Region.

In August, September & October, Maiden four year olds and upwards will be eliminated first starting with the longest distance. If further eliminations are required the next horses to be eliminated will be Maiden three year olds starting with the longest distance. In the months of November through July (inclusive) Maidens will be eliminated first starting with the longest distance.

Exemptions regarding longer distance heats will be considered if there is a need to accommodate horses preparing for jumping races.

When trial fields are compiled in the months of November through July (inclusive) three & four year old+ Maiden heats will be combined.  In August, September & October, three & four year old+ Maiden heats will be programmed separately.

The change will be implemented with effect 10 June 2013, and applicable to the Cambridge JC trials the following day.