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NHRA Sanctions Super Six Format

Individual reponsibility remains

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that it has approved the ‘Super Six’ trial at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Wednesday, 16 September 2020, and the carrying of ‘team’ colours in terms of Rule 8.3.5 by the runners allocated at random for each team.

The nature of the proposed trial is six separate events which are raced independently of any ‘team’ dynamic.

The ‘team’ is in reality a paper team, allocated at random for each race, and which operates independently and without influence of the actual individual races.

Hollywoodbets Greyville is the venue for Wednesday’s trial meeting (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

This is almost identical to the practice and governance of International or Provincial Jockey races.

Therefore, all races will be construed as normal races for NHRA racing control purpose and all rules applicable to any normal race will apply, with the proviso that the ‘team’ will be indicated by a colour (silks) change for each jockey in each race.

Each owner and trainer remains the responsible party for the determination of the tactics to be employed for each horse and each jockey will ride to the instructions given by the trainer and owner(s), all of whom act as independent agents for their runners and exclusive from the ‘team’ allocated randomly.

  • Media release by NHRA on 14 September 2020

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3 comments on “NHRA Sanctions Super Six Format

  1. Donald Bradshaw says:

    With all due respect to all who have explained this concept I just do not understand the purpose of the exercise although we are told to not knock it as it is something that will grow the sport because it offers another dimension if I comprehended no less authorities than Andrew Bon and Neil Andrews correctly ?

    Chinese markets / new audience / no gambling ( by the Chinese ) but you support your colours and or jockey like a football team / international flavor and exposure / personalities, the list goes on but my stupid question is ” will it increase revenue streams ” into the sport of South African horse racing ” ?

    Only time will tell !

  2. hilton witz says:

    I wonder how this has gone down with owners who race in natal as already the poly can only take 12 runners and now we have races on the holy grass of greyville which is not raced on to often and we have 6 races that will have 12 runners max so you can end up with 12 horses not getting a run in future ..Having tried and failed for years owners in natal have zero formal voice or representation on the gold circle board …Not easy just finding a race to suit your horse whenever you want

  3. imfourie says:

    Mabe Races will increase like abroad? No one knows, but if it brings in more revenue to the racing industry and helps South African breeders to export stock abroad I’m all for it. Like they said only time will tell.

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