Tontine Series Conditions

15 May 2006

The prized Tontine Series will be held in Western Victoria throughout May and June.

The series caters for C2-C4 pacers and T0 or better trotters and offers over $120,000 in prizemoney.

Trainers and owners are advised of a change to the conditions of the pacers’ series this year. Put simply a horse is not required to contest both rounds of heats, however connections have the option to do so if they wish.

The pacers’ heats have been set down for the Hamilton @ Terang meeting on May 24 and the Geelong meeting on June 1.

Heats of the trotters’ series will be conducted at Stawell on May 31 with two or three heats to run dependant upon the number of acceptors.

The Tontine Series will culminate with a $30,000 pacers’ final and a $15,000 trotters’ final on June 17 at Ballarat. Both races will only carry a country penalty.

Following are the key details for the 2006 Tontine Series;


  • Two Heats of $5,000 each to be run at both Hamilton @ Terang – May 24 and Geelong – June 1.
  • Horses may contest a Heat at either venue and are NOT required to compete at both venues. However, a horse may contest more than one Heat.
  • Two Semi-Finals of $6,500 each to be run at Horsham – June 8.
  • Final of $30,000 (country penalty only) to be run at Ballarat – June 17. 


  • Two or Three Heats of $5,000 each, dependant upon the number of final acceptors, to be run at Stawell – May 31.
  • Two Semi-Finals of $6,000 each to be run at Terang – June 7.
  • Final of $15,000 (country penalty only) to be run at Ballarat – June 17. 

Nominations for the first pacers heats at Terang on May 24 close with HRV at noon this Thursday.



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