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Concession Driver allowances

04:00 PM 16 May 2018 NZST
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Harness Racing South Australia
Harness Racing South Australia

Following a review of the South Australian Concession/Young Driver series the Harness Racing South Australia Board has agreed to recommendations to amend those races in which the Concession/Young drivers can compete

The effect of the changes being that any horse driven by a Concession/Young driver, who has not driven 50 career winners and who, during the current racing season, has not driven in excess of five winners as at the close of driver declarations, will not be penalised (subject to the exclusions prescribed in the rule) should that horse win.

The intent of the rule being to assist those young drivers, who are embarking on their driving careers, to gain greater experience and opportunity.                      

The new Local Rule which takes effect as of Friday 1st June 2018 reads as follows;

15      (1)     In every Race which is not:

(a)     a Race for two and three-year old’s;

(b)   a Group or Listed Race

(b)     a Race with a purse greater than $7,000.00 or less than $2001.00

(d)     a Race restricted to invited drivers; or

(e)     a Race in which the Board determines allowances may not be claimed;

a horse, which is not prevented by any of these Rules from competing in that Race, and which is driven by a Concession Driver, who has driven not more than 50 career winners, and who has not driven more than 4 winners during the current racing season, shall not be liable to any penalty should it be placed first.

(2)   Notwithstanding Rule 15 (1) a driver may claim, during the currency of a race meeting, the same allowance to which he was entitled when the declaration of drivers for that race meeting officially closed.

(3)   No horse may claim any relief provided in Rule 15 (1) more than once in their lifetime.

For further information please contact:


(08) 8285 2899 •

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