Country Cups 2014/2015

This season’s championships will be run in a similar manner as previous seasons. A designated pacing race (Country Cup) on each of the listed days in the region will earn horses points 
based on the following: 1st 10 points, 2nd 5 points, 3rd 3 points, 4th 2 points, 5th 1 point The highest point scorers in each region will be selected to start in the Championship Final in that region, if nominated. Conditions:

  1. A pacer must start in at least two of the designated Country Cup races to qualify for that respective (region’s) Championship Final.
  2. A pacer can qualify for more than one Championship final but may contest only one.
  3. The Championship Finals will be Special Handicaps. Conditions of the
  4. Country Cup qualifying races are at the discretion of the host club.
  5. The Championship Finals will be Special Handicaps based on the following handicaps: C3 Front, C4 10m, C5 20m, C6-C7 30m, C8-C9 40m, OC 50m
  6. General programming conditions apply as per HRNZ regulations.

Championship races may be subject to change. Please check official programmes for confirmation.

North Island Region

  Stake Conditions
14-Dec Wanganui Cup Wanganui TC $8,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 2600m
29-Dec Te Awamutu Grass Cup HR Waikato @ Te Awamutu $8,000 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 2600m
6-Jan Northland Cup Northland HRC $8,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 2600m
11-Jan Morrinsville Grass Cup Morrinsville TC @ Te Aroha $7,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 2850m
18-Jan Otaki Cup Kapiti Coast HRC @ Otaki $10,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 2600m
25-Jan Tauranga Grass Cup Bay Of Plenty HRC @ Tauranga $14,000 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 2950m
1-Feb Parawai Cup Thames HRC @ Thames $8,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 2600m
8-Feb Wairarapa Cup  Wairarapa HRC $14,999 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 2500m
22-Feb Stratford Cup  Stratford TC $8,000 C3- C6, Dis Hcp 2600m
24-Feb Kumeu Cup Kumeu District TC @ Avondale $8,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 2500m
3-Mar Franklin Country Cup Franklin TC @ Pukekohe $10,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 2300m
19-Mar Taranaki Cup Taranaki TC $14,999 C3- C6 PBD 2600m
26-Mar Palmerstonian Classic Manawatu HRC $12,500 C3-C6 PBD 2000m
29-Mar Manawatu Cup Manawatu HRC $14,999 C3 & Faster, PBD 2500m
6-Apr Hawera Cup Hawera HRC $14,999 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 3000m
16-Apr Rivital Fertilisers Country Cups Final Wairarapa HRC $25,000  
         

Greater Canterbury Region

     
22-Nov Timaru Summer Cup Timaru HRC $12,000 C3 - C5 Dis Hcp 2600m
29-Nov Geraldine Cup Geraldine TC $20,000 C4 & Faster Dis Hcp 2850m
14-Dec Akaroa Cup Akaroa TC $10,000 C3 - C5 Dis Hcp 2810m
21-Dec Rangiora Summer Cup Rangiora HRC $12,000 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 2600m
26-Dec Westport Cup Westport TC $18,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 3200m
29-Dec Motukarara Xmas Cup Banks Peninsula TC $12,000 C2- C4 Dis Hcp 2810m
30-Dec Reefton Cup Reefton TC $14,999 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 3200m
11-Jan Nelson Cup Nelson HRC $13,000 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 3000m
18-Jan Oamaru Cup Oamaru HRC $12,000 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 3000m
25-Jan Marlborough Cup Marlborough HRC $18,000 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 3200m
6-Feb Amberley Cup Amberley TC $20,000 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 2600m
13-Feb Motukarara Pacers Cup Banks Peninsula TC $12,000 C2-C5 Dis Hcp 2810m
22-Feb Hororata Cup Hororata TC @ Methven $18,000 C5 & Faster, SH 2600m
1-Mar Cheviot Cup Cheviot HRC @ Addington $18,000 C4+ Spc Hcp 3200m
6-Mar Kawatiri Cup Westport TC $12,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 2600m
8-Mar Inangahua-Grey Valley Cup Reefton TC $12,000 C2 & Faster Dis Hcp 3200m
15-Mar Waimate Cup Waimate TC $14,000 C4 & Faster Dis Hcp 2850m
19-Apr Championship Final Rangiora HRC $25,000  
         

Southern Region

     
20-Dec Wairio Cup Wairio TC $15,000 C3 & Faster Spc Hcp 2400m
27-Dec Gore Cup Gore HRC $14,999 C3 & Faster Spc Hcp 2700m
4-Jan Roxburgh Cup Roxburgh TC $14,999 C3 & Faster Spc Hcp 2700m
6-Jan Business Cup Wyndham HRC @ Cromwell $12,000 C3 & Faster Spc Hcp 2600m
1-Feb C3 & Faster Dis Hcp Wyndham HRC $10,000 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 2400m
8-Feb    Waikouaiti Cup Waikouaiti TC  $14,999 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 3200m
15-Feb Summer Cup Invercargill HRC $10,000 C3 & Faster Spc Hcp 2700m
21-Feb Wyndham Cup Wyndham HRC $20,000 C3 & Faster Spc Hcp 3200m
14-Mar Winton Business Cup Winton HRC $14,999 C3 & Faster Dis Hcp 3200m
21-Mar Autumn Cup Northern Southland TC $12,000 C3 & Faster Spc Hcp 2700m
12-Apr Championship Final Invercargill HRC $25,000 C3 & Faster Spc Hcp 2700m