A futurity or sales series is a programme of races for which an eligibility fee(s) must be paid for a horse to be entitled to run in races restricted to that programme.
These programmes are usually restricted by age, sex and gait, and can see Standardbreds race for significant stake money.
Given their increased earning potential, futurity and sales series eligible horses are an attractive proposition to race and also for potential buyers.
Remember, potential buyers consider the amount of money the horse is able to race for when deciding how much they are willing to pay for it!
Below is a snapshot of the eligible futurity and sales series available to Standardbreds born in New Zealand. For more information, click on the logo to look at eligibility requirements, payment schedules and race series dates.
New Zealand Series: