Racing Rewards Easter Showcase Update : February 26

After winning their latest races yesterday, trotters Slainte and Brianna have jumped up the leaderboard for the Racing Rewards Easter Showcase at Addington on Friday, April 5.

Slainte won for trainer Geoff Martin and driver Zev Meredith at Cambridge yesterday while Brianna was successful for in-form trainer David McCormick and driver Wilson House at Cromwell.

They are now first and second on the qualifying points table, having leapfrogged previous leader Idle Stuartia.

The top six trotters are :

Brianna 35.19
Slainte 32.50
Idle Stuartia 25.28
Eyre I Will 25.00
Sally Lindenny 23.92
Johnny Who 22.98

Tempo Warrior's win at Ashburton on Saturday, his third this year from eight starts, has seen the Mark Jones-trained five-year-old extend his lead in the pacers' division, with 34.63 points.

Nyla's win at Cromwell yesterday saw her go to second on 22.56 points. The win also gave Craig Ferguson his 300th career victory as a driver.

The top six in the pacers are :

Tempo Warrior 34.63
Nyla 22.56
Fergalicious 21.28
Double Time 21.00
Eastwood Dream 20.37
Mayson Shard 20.00

Now in its third year, the Racing Rewards Easter Showcase is all about rewarding intermediate grade trotters and pacers.

To be eligible horses had to be aged four-year-old and older, and rated 57 or below, as of January 1 2024.

Each start a horse has within the qualification period (January 1 - April 1 2024) is multiplied by the number of wins, the number of seconds, the number of thirds and the number of fourths. The four figures are then aggregated to give a "Racing Rewards Score", which will then place the horse within the racing Rewards rankings.

To be eligible a horse must have had a minimum of three starts within the qualification period.

The top 42 ranked pacers and top 32 ranked trotters nominated will then be split into fields, based on ratings.

The pacers will contest three races with 14 acceptors each, while in the trotting races there will be two races, with 16 acceptors each. The pacing and trotting races will all be $30,000 races.

To see more information about the Racing Rewards Easter Showcase click here



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