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Entries for February 2015

Stonnington 1600m - update from the Handicapper Friday's Stonnington 1600 is one of the big distance races on the VAL calendar. This year we are looking at a strong field, headed by classy Geelong runner Brenton Rowe. Brenton is no stranger to the VAL, and competes regularly when it fits in with h...

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Backmarkers Mile If an Athlete that runs from scratch in the Backmarkers Mile breaks four minutes, Bendigo will pay a $1,000 cash bonus. Increased Prize Money The prize money for both the 120m Under 20 and 400m Intersport Sportzbiz Restricted Series race has increased to $500. Black Pearl Club ...

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Tuesday 10th February Dear VAL Member,  The Victorian Runners and Trainers Association (VRTA) Committee has been made aware that the number of VAL members who have registered with the VRTA is down on previous years and may be due to the change in the registration process that occurred for thi...

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BALLARAT HANDICAPS Hello Distance Runners, As indicated earlier in the week, there are some important changes and adjustments for two of the distance events at Ballarat. 800m Open This year a new clause relating to discretionary lifts was added to the Handicapping Regula...

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Hello Distance Runners, January has been a very busy month, with 7 meetings and a total of 21 distance events contested. Of the 21 events, there have been 16 individual winners. In this update I want to acknowledge some of the good performances, but also highlight the reasons why some performances...

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The Tea Gardens Gift at Avondale Heights is scheduled for Saturday 21 February. With a vastly improved track and an increase in race prize money, this will surely be the best Tea Gardens Gift yet. The classic Don Furness 70m Open sprint is again the major event and we also announce the return o...

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