Taranaki Racing today confirmed the ITM Winter Challenge will not take place this season, on August 24th, replaced by a Special Condition Maiden 1400 with a stake of $30,000.
Club CEO, Carey Hobbs, commented “Whilst disappointed as the initial race saw a great field and turnover, with only seven confirmed slot holders, the race couldn’t be funded. We are confident the ITM SC Maiden for $30,000 will still attract a very good field.
The seven slot holders are guaranteed a slot in $101,000 Platinum Homes summer Challenge to be run on February 1st 2020. Taranaki Racing are very confident that they will get enough slot holders for the February race to go ahead”.