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Inter Dominion Trotting Champs to return this year

  • Wed, 02 May 2018
  • Garrick Knight
Reigning Inter Dominion Trotting Champion I Can Doosit.

Reigning Inter Dominion Trotting Champion I Can Doosit.

The Inter Dominion Trotting Championship will make a triumphant return later this year following more than six years on the shelf.

On Monday, the Inter Dominion Event Committee (IDEC) approved a request from Harness Racing New Zealand (HRNZ), Harness Racing Victoria and Harness Racing New South Wales to have it reinstated.

The final will be run for $150,000 at all three venues (Melton, Alexandra Park and Menangle) for the first three years with the likelihood of two rounds of heats.

HRNZ Chief Executive Edward Rennell was delighted with the decision that will see the legendary race series return.

“We were keen to bring it back provided all three locations ran it,” said Rennell.

“Before it stopped there was confusion as it was being running in a different location and at different times to the pacers.

“Thankfully, New South Wales reconsidered their earlier position and came on board which is a great result.”

An extended version of this story runs in the online edition.