Group Pacing Races – May 2010

Group Pacing Races – May 2010

May boasts a terrific line up of Australian pacing races including a number of elite Group 1 features such as the WA Oaks and the Vicbred Super Series.

The first of the major May pacing races takes place this Friday night, May 6, when Tabcorp Park Victoria hosts the highly anticipated $100,000 Group 1 Vicbred Super Series Final for four-year-old mares headlined by stars including Ananz and Broadways Best.

Also on Friday night May 6, Fremantle at Gloucester Park in Western Australia is home to another group pacing event, the $50,000 Group 2 Sony Centre Champagne Classic for two-year-olds where the unbeaten Scot Bay, drawn ideally in barrier one, faces off against the brilliant Blissfull Boy who is in blistering form.

This weekend is a big one and on Saturday night the great pacing action moves up to Queensland’s Albion Park as they host four Group 2 Qbred Triad Finals.

The next noteworthy event to mark in the calendar takes place on Thursday May 13 when the best three-year-old pacing fillies in the country take to the Gloucester Park track in the $150,000 Group 1 Gannons WA Oaks.

Things are fairly quiet for the next week, with a few smaller pacing features like the $10,000 Newcastle Guineas taking place, until Friday May 21 when Victoria’s premier harness racing venue Tabcorp Park hosts an elite night of racing highlighted by the $100,000 Vicbred Super Series Final for four-year-old entires and geldings.

The night will also feature the $50,000 Group 2 Tatlow Stakes Final for two-year-old colts and geldings as well as the $30,000 Group 3 VSB & SA Ladyship Cup.

The following night is just as spectacular as Albion Park lights up with the running of two massive events, the $150,000 Group 1 Kevin Seymour Final for two-year-old colts and geldings and the $150,000 Group 1 Kay Seymour Final for two-year-old fillies.

Before the month of May is up, another four group features are squeezed in. First up are the prestigious $100,000 Group 1 Queen of the Pacific for mares, $100,000 Vicbred Super Series Final for three-year-old fillies and the $50,000 Group 2 Tatlow Stakes Final for two-year-old fillies at Tabcorp Park; and the $35,000 Group 3 WASBA Breeders Stakes at Gloucester Park all on Friday the 28.

To keep up to date with the latest pacing and trotting events happing around the country visit the Australian Harness Racing Calendar.

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