2017/2018 SEASON


This series for 4 year old and older mares will continue in

the current season and will be known as the Southern Belle Speed Series.


The series will consist of four heats and a final as follows:-



          November    19           Wyndham                          Mile       Mobile                 $10,000

 December     31           Winton                              Mile       Mobile                 $14,000

          January        11           Northern Southland         1700m   Mobile                 $10,000

          March           24           Wairio                               Mile       Mobile                 $10,000


Final      April       14           Winton                               Mile       Mobile                 $20,000



The conditions of the series are as follows:-


i)      Open to all 4 year old and older mares with winning stakes up to and including

$30,000 for lifetime as at date of nomination closing time for the first heat.


ii)     The heats and the final will be Preferential Barrier Draw based on winning stakes

        using the Track Grid.


iii)     To be eligible to start in the final any mare must have started in a heat of the series.


iv)     Where a mare is nominated for a heat and this heat is cancelled the mare will be

         eligible for the final at the discretion of the Club’s balloting committee which hosts

         the final.


v)      The winner of a heat will gain automatic qualification for the final. A horse can win two

         heats and then be ineligible to start in any further heats.


vi)      Mares will earn points in the heats as follows:

                1st – 10 points, 2nd – 6 points, 3rd – 4 points, 4th – 2 points and all other starters earn

                1 point.


                The highest points scorers in the heats will be selected to start in the final – a maximum

                of 13 starters – mares with equal points will be selected at the discretion of the Club

                holding the final.


                Mares selected to start in the final will not be eligible to start in other races on the day

                of the final.


vii)          A mare can qualify for the Southland Series but if it starts in the Canterbury Mares

                Speed Series Final it will not be eligible to start in the final of the Southern Belle Speed



The series sponsors are delighted to be involved in the series

which will help broodmares stay in the province to be bred

from with BLACK TYPE to their CV!






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