The NSW GBOTA recently announced the Challenge series will be held again across May and June 2015.

Well supported in 2014, Dusty Moonshine (Stayers) and Creepy Coupe (Sprinters) took out their respective $20,000 finals, which were run in conjunction with the Group 1 Peter Mosman final.

A sprint and stayers series will be run in tandem at each venue, with the number of races over each distance category to be determined by the number of nominations received. This will allow participants in some cases to nominate multiple runners and end up in separate events, where nomination numbers permit.                                                                               

Points will be allocated first through to eighth (refer scale below) and a point score table will be published on the NSW GBOTA website (www.gbota.com.au) weekly.

 

Points

First

18pts

Fifth

10pts

Second

16pts

Sixth

8pts

Third

14pts

Seventh

6pts

Fourth

12pts

Eighth

4pts

 

Reserves (not drawn)

2pts

Following the completion of qualifiers at Bathurst, Temora, Bulli, Wentworth Park, Gunnedah, Maitland, Gosford and Lismore, the top point scorers in order for each series will be contacted to confirm their position in the Final on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Wentworth Park.

Participants are advised that in order to be considered for the event, they must clearly nominate into the series. Online this can be done by electing the race event, while fax nominations will require event name to be placed on the nomination.

The schedule for the series is as follows with standard event prizemoney to be paid at all qualifying venues:

Venue

Date

Distance

Conditions

Bathurst

Monday, May 4 (Twilight)

520m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Bathurst

Monday, May 4 (Twilight)

700m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Temora

Saturday, May 9 (Day)

457m

Non Grade. Number of events determined by nominations. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Temora

Saturday, May 9 (Day)

570m

Non Grade. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Bulli

Wednesday, May 13 (Night)

472m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Bulli

Wednesday, May 13 (Night)

590m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Wentworth Park (TAB C)

Monday, May 18 (Night)

520m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Wentworth Park (TAB C)

Monday, May 18 (Night)

720m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Gunnedah

Saturday, May 23 (Day)

512m

Non Grade. Number of events determined by nominations. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Gunnedah

Saturday, May 23 (Day)

580m

Non Grade. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Maitland

Thursday, May 28 (Twilight)

450m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Maitland

Thursday, May 28 (Twilight)

565m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Gosford

Tuesday, June 2 (Night)

515m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Gosford

Tuesday, June 2 (Night)

731m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

 

Lismore

Tuesday, June 9 (Night)

520m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of less than 595m. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Lismore

Tuesday, June 9 (Night)

722m

Non Grade, maximum of two (2) Category A wins of 595m or greater. Minimum of 6 nominations required for event. Where more than 8 nominations are received, fields shall be determined by blind draw with guarding for owners/trainers to apply.

Wentworth Park FINAL

Saturday, June 20

520m

Top 10 point score qualifiers, eligible to race, with top eight subject to box draw.

First: $20,000

Second: $5,000

Third: $2,500

Unp: $300

Wentworth Park FINAL

Saturday, June 20

720m

Top 10 point score qualifiers, eligible to race, with top eight subject to box draw.

First: $20,000

Second: $5,000

Third: $2,500

Unp: $300