By Jordan Gerrans
Redcliffe Peninsula Harness Racing and Sporting Club Bernie Ring is excited about the increase in prize money and upgrade to Group 2 status for the Redcliffe Yearling Sale 3YO final graduate race.
With the 2021 sales fast approaching, the races prize money will be increased from $35,000 up to $50,000 and will now be run as a Group 2 event.
The sale will be held at Redcliffe Paceway on Sunday, March 28 at 12 noon.
A quality line-up of 73 lots have been nominated.
President Ring thinks the extra prize money and making the race a Group 2 will be a positive for the industry.
“We are quite happy to do it, we have gone to the 3YO series because not all yearlings make it as 2YO’s, so we are happy to go into the 3YO’s,” Ring said.
“It is a good increase in prize money, the same as what we did with the 2YO a couple of years ago, going from $80,000 to $100,000.
“Now we have a Group 1 and a Group 3 race for 2YO and 3YO’s, so there is a chance they can win upwards of $100,000 in this series.
“We have worked on it for a little while to try and increase the prize money for the sales series races.”