Field Sizes

The Association does not believe uniform field sizes has anything to do with the confidence of the punters but does agree that increasing field sizes in the country to 11 plus one emergency is a step in the right direction.

  • It gives another owner more opportunity to have their horse racing, another trainer the opportunity to have a horse at the races and potential earnings, another driver an opportunity to have a drive, earning a drivers fee and potential to earn a winning percentage.
  • It provides more variety and combinations for exotic betting, leading to larger pools and possibly bigger dividends.

We did not see the need to reduce the metropolitan field limits as every owner and trainer strives to first get a horse good enough to reach metropolitan level and we should be encouraging and supporting that.