Cambridge Raceway is excited to announce the details of their highly anticipated slot race, simply named ‘The Race’ to be held on the April 14, 2022.
The ground-breaking feature race is New Zealand’s first slot style race, a concept that has proved popular internationally, and Australasia’s first slot race in the harness racing code.
The Race will carry a total stake of $900,000 in the first year, making it New Zealand’s richest harness race with prize money expected to surpass $1 million in its second and third years.
"We are really excited to be the home of The Race and I am thrilled our executive backed it," said Cambridge Raceway CEO Dave Branch.
"It is going to be a great opportunity for New Zealand harness racing but also horses from right across Australasia and we want to make it a race and event representative of our region, which everybody knows is steeped in horse racing history."
The Race will be run over 2200m and it is open to pacers aged three and over with a preferential barrier draw given to three-year-olds then mares.
Slots are available to purchase for $75,000 per year and applicants are required to sign up to a three-year term.
Potential slot holders can register their interest at www.therace.nz from today.