President: John Stiven
Vice President: Mark O’Connor
Secretary/Treasurer: Gail Paisley
The Southland Branch of the Breeders Assn has once again had a successful breeders seminar where approximately 100 people were in attendance. Although stud numbers were down it was a good night had by those who attended and probably made the matter harder to choose their stallion. Thanks to Empire Stallions who gave away a free service to Four Starzzz Flash. The lucky recipient being Mrs Walsh from Makarewa.
For the new season the Breeders will once again be sponsoring numerous one win fillies and mares races over the shorter distances at numerous clubs. We will also be holding a trophy day at the Gore HRC meeting on 4th December for the first filly or mare home in each race. Last year this was held at the Wyndham meeting, and this will go to a different club every year.
As per last year any 2yo fillies race which is part of the Caduceus Series fillies races which have insufficient numbers to be held as a totalisator race but run as a non tote for $2000, the Southland Branch will put $1000 towards this to help those horses get enough stakes for the Jewels if so needed.
We would like to congratulate the members concerned who won $250 from the Club for being the first member home in their respective finals of the Golden Girls Series. Stephen Baucke (Citylight) and RA, Mrs DM and CDJ Knight (Aquinaah).
We are always looking at ways to give back to Harness Racing and along with sponsoring two and three year old racing we had a cattle drive which helps us to put on these races. We’d like to thank those people who took the calves for rearing.
If you are wanting to join membership and support the local branch of the Breeders Assn, please contact Jason (03) 2179117 or Brad our Executive Manager (03) 3394168