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NZ Graded Stakes Changes Announced

Wednesday, 13th August 2008

Meanwhile NZ's Graded Stakes Committee announced the following changes for the 2008-09 season:

  • Wellington Cup: Downgraded to Gr2 (2nd warning 2007)
  • Avondale Cup: Downgraded to Gr2 (2nd warning 2007)
  • New Zealand Cup: Downgraded to Gr3 from 2009-10 season; race already programmed & advertised for current season (2nd warning 2007)
  • Hawke's Bay Cup: Downgraded to Gr3 (2nd warning 2007)
  • Waikato Stud Foxbridge Plate: Upgraded from Listed to Gr3 from 2009-10 season; race already programmed & advertised for current season
  • Kelt Memorial (Hawkes Bay): Upgraded from Listed to Gr3 from 2009-10 season; race already programmed & advertised for current season
  • Avondale Fillies Classic: Delisted  (2nd warning 2005)
  • Mason Appliances 4YO Stakes (Taranaki): Delisted from 2009-10 season; race already programmed & advertised for current season (2nd warning 2004)
  • Westbury Classic (Auckland): Upgraded to Listed status
  • Ellerslie Oaks (Auckland): Upgraded to Listed status
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