SEVEN 1000-METRE RACES ON TAB CARD THIS AFTERNOON AT MENANGLE...by Kate Dumesny
The Flying K Series, named out of a successful facebook competition, begins today when the Bulli Harness Racing Club hosts seven heats at Tabcorp Park Menangle in the twilight timeslot.
Commencing at 4:28pm, horses will fly over a 1000 metre journey starting at the top of the back straight, rounding the bend and running home.
The Series consists of $3,000 heats covering all classes of horse from 3YO’s up to M1’s with heats to be held the first three Monday’s in July (2, 9 & 16). The $12,000 finals will be conducted on Monday, 23 July.
The Series is unique and has been programmed to entice punters and horse and hound followers to the sport of harness racing. The initiatives for the Series are as follows:
1. Heats are to be run at shortened intervals - keeping the action constant
2. All races over 1000 metres - fast paced action, no slowing down, more haste & more speed
3. All runners will carry coloured coded silks and saddle cloths - making it easier to follow your horse during the race
4. All meetings will be conducted in the twilight timeslot commencing at approx 4:30pm
HRNSW CEO Sam Nati said “There are many strategies aligned to this series. Clearly one of them is to cater for the after work pub crowd looking for some fast paced action. It’s also about new racing opportunities for horses that would not normally get the chance to be in a $12,000 final.”