Ballot Points

There is considerable misinformation about the Associations policy on ballot points. The various changes in the way ballot points are allocated was a recommendation from your Association.

The facts are:

  • Raised out our deputation in late May 2003.
  • We asked for ballot points to be changed to replace the worst run in a horses last five starts.
  • At this meeting it was agreed that this would be implemented.
  • We then received a letter from HRV dated 30 May 2003, which stated that HRV programming Sub committee had met on May 29 and had agreed with implementation date 1 September.
  • In the August Harness racer under the heading of Racing Changes

“Ballot points will revert to replacing the worst run in the past five starts to ensure no horse is stuck in the system – effective date September 1”

  • In the September Harness racer under the heading of Ballot points

“Ballot points will revert to the previous method of crediting horses with five ballot points (for each ballot) regardless of whether the particular horses total point score will increase or decrease.”

  • We requested that the system revert to what was agreed to in the first place, that was ballot points replacing the worst run in a horses last five starts.