A big field of 14 runners will face the starter in the final of the Hawkesbury to Hunter Stand start series at Newcastle on Friday night. The series, which was launched in 1999, is restricted to local trainers that support the Newcastle Paceway on a regular basis. Horses must be trained in one of four local phone code areas that cover the Central Coast, Hunter Valley and North West area of NSW.
Newcastle CEO, Ross Gigg said “This series was developed so we could reward the trainers who supported our meetings week in and week out. By making it a stand start race we could accommodate more runners than a mobile so we have stuck with this formula since 1999. We would also like to thank Tuza horse floats for their support over the years. The winning trainer receives a new double Tuza horse float for winning the final”.
On form The Falcon Rainbow looks hard to beat for trainer, driver Guy Chapple. The Falcon Seelster three year old colt has gone back to back wins at Newcastle and he looked very impressive in winning his heat of the stand start series on the 11th June. He has drawn off the front line and will be hard to run down over the 2550 metre journey.
The Hawkesbury to Hunter Stand Star final will jump at 9.30 on Friday night.