Macca winter series

THE MACCA LODGE Trained South of the Waitaki winter series returns to Addington next month with three heats to be run on consecutive Fridays before a $12,000 final on 28 July.

This will be the third year the winter series has been run.

Eligible horses must have been registered with a southern trainer by the start of May. The series is for three-year-old and older pacers assessed up to Rating 60 as at the closing of nominations for the first heat. A horse must be entered in two heats to be eligible for the final.

Two heats are over 1950 metres and the third, as well as the final, is over 2600 meters. Preferential barrier draws will be used.

Tact Tate, trained by Trevor Proctor, won the inaugural series and Mr Handleman, trained by Brendon McLellan, won last year.

Macca Lodge also sponsor the Trained South of the Waitaki race on Show Day at Addington in November.