Please note, Manumbar draft now opens on the 7th April, 12 Noon - Not Friday as previously advertised
The Alpha futurity saw the Future Stars Leaderboard jump from 4 horses to 11 that are now qualifying
Peter Black and RAINSTORM have set an incredible pace early on with an average 87.67 based on 3 scores from 4 starts
The best 3 scores will qualify so there's a few contenders already chomping at Blacky and Rainstorm heels, including Karl Burton sitting on an 89.00 after only 2 starts riding TWO BOB AN ACRE!
Karl also has all 3 back in into the Futurity Final at Alpha out of 11 finalists (First rounds only apply for the FSS leaderboard, btw)
The next events are scheduled for Boulia, Ridgelands and Kragra next weekend
Good luck to all the youngen's out there!
The Future Stars Series for 2014/2015 series is now available here:
As we mentioned, we have scaled back the series - there won't be a final but we can confirm, thanks to Wally Rea's generous support, there is still $3,000 up for grabs.
Here's the rules:
Exciting news for all those with Futurity horses in the south / south east - Kragra are having their first - and one of QLD most southern - Futurity!
The Futurity draft is sponsored by Pete & Shari's Haymac Campdraft Horses and is for horses Under 5 years old (4 years or younger)
The Futurity will be part of our "Future Stars Series" leaderboard
We've had to scale back the series for 2014/15.
We're hoping to make it bigger for the 15/16 Series.
Anyways, get your noms into Kragra next Wednesday at Noon for a chance to get your younger horses going
Since 2011, Campdraft Central has never allowed competitors to nominate in more than one draft on the same weekend, when they were geographically close together.
Recently, we've changed it so a notice appears now regardless of where the drafts are.
After some feedback from competitors and with the new 24 hour nominations, at this stage it will work in the following way for Kragra and Kumbia opening next week:
1. Kumbia opens Monday at Noon
2. Kumbia committee will settle nominations Tuesday night
3. For those successful, you won't be able to nominate for Kragra on Wednesday at Noon
4. For those on a wait list (if any) at Kumbia, you'll be able to nominate
5. If you are successful at Kragra, you nominations will automatically be removed off the wait list at Kumbia
This isn't an ACA rule or anything - its just something that was implemented years ago based on the feedback from secretaries.
We wanted to ask your feedback on this issue as well - should you be able to nominate in two drafts on Campdraft Central, be accepted at both and then you decide which one to scratch?
Please leave your comments here
Big thanks to the ACA Councillors and office staff, in particular Que Hornery, Trader Wilson and Sean Dillon, for hosting the Nomination forum in Roma last week.
There was a suggestion about Campdraft Central having a 24 hour period for people to nominate, rather than this bull rush at 8PM at night, which never suits everyone.
Capella have elected to adopt this new "24 Hours to Nominate" method which we are currently building into the system.
Capella's nominations will open early March.
After early nominations are accepted, the way it will work, in essence, is that everyone can enter their nominations, and elect how they want to pay, within the 24 hour period.
This nominations will have a HELD state.
At the end of the 24 hour period, the committee will then elect to add restrictions, as necessary, to try and get as many people in as possible.
In the event that there are too many nominations still after restrictions, the competitors will be drawn at random and invoices will be automatically issued.
For those on the wait list, this order will be drawn at random as well.
Whilst its a new concept, it will take a bit of tweaking and thanks to the Capella committee for electing to be guinea pigs.
As we all know, you might still end up on a wait-list but the biggest advantage is that there is no rush, as there is with the current method and will be more convenient for a lot of you.
Committees can still elect to use the "Open until they are full" method through Campdraft Central if they choose.
We are working closely with the ACA Nomination Sub-Committee and our secretaries to develop and trial this new method.
We're hoping this will give committees the best chance in applying restrictions based on the number of nominations that have come in.
As we must always remember and respect, IT IS THE COMMITTEE'S DECISION how they handle their nominations.
If anyone has any questions or feedback, please leave them here or contact me on 0488 258 322 as I'd love your feedback
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So excited about the lovely Nikki Hoffman scoring a mammoth 90 points on Peter & Dalmarie's LAROONA SABRANO in the first round of the Ladies!
Each year, I give the MIC (Most Impressive Competitor) jacket to someone who absolutely blows us a way with their determination, stunning performance and who represents the charming nature of this great sport. Harvey Wakeford, Steve Comiskey and Courtney Roberts have won the previous years jackets.
After not being out much this year, I was a little lost about who to award it to until BANG!
Saturday afternoon, Nikki and KOORALA REANNA ran a smokin' 89 and after seeing her performance through both challenges and campdrafts this year, it was an easy decision.
And the phenomenal 90 just then in the Ladies first round at Warwick proved how incredible her improvement over the past year has been
Congratulations again Nikki - the Jacket is in the post - and good luck on Friday!
Keep an eye out for a story in the Warwick paper.....
Yelvertoft - 3-5th April
Boulia - 3-5th April
Kumbia - 4-5th April
Kragra - 4-5th April
Ridgelands - 3-5th April
Springsure - 10-12th April
Home Hill - 18-19th April
Star of the Higlands - 24-26th April
Boar Swamp - 25-27th April
Proston - 24-26th April
Manumbar - 25-26th April
Daly Waters - 1-3rd Mayl