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2022 Jim McNeil Trotting Championship Round One Heats

The Jim McNeil Trotting Championships is underway for 2022.

Two fields of 14 trotters have formed to take on round 1 of the heats with valuable points to be earnt.

The race series is formed around two rounds of heats into a final is named after Jim McNeil.

Jim NcNeil

Jim McNeil was a successful horseman who played a crucial part to the establishment of the trotter as a racing reality in Queensland. McNeil invested a large sum of money in loosely assessed trotters, which he purchased in New Zealand and flew to Queensland, where he saw that they fell into the hands of trainers who were keen to see the gait go forward. It was instant racing, and over 20 years later we are still forging steadily ahead.

Friday 18 February - Round One of the 2022 Edition of the Jim McNeil Trotting Championships.
Heat 1 – Race 2

Riley Moment

Majestic Harry

Father Christmas

Heat 2 – Race 4

Regal Appointment

Aveross Don

Princess Faith

Honour Roll
2021
UNKNOWN SON
G Dwyer
P McMullen
2:03:2
2020
MAJESTIC SIMON
C Turpin
P McMullen
2:03:2
2019
SCORCHED
D R Lee
A Sanderson
2:05.5
2018
NEEDLE NZ
G W Dixon
G W Dixon
2:05.5
2017
FOURSHARESMOREBEERS
G W Dixon
G W Dixon
2:05.5
2016
JUSTABITNOISY
D R Lee
D R Lee
2:03.9
2015
NO BONES ABOUT IT
L N Bahr
S R Graham
2:08.4
2014
ITS THREE BY TWO NZ
F E Bennet
C K Sneddon
2:04.1
2013
SUPPER WALTZ WILSON NZ
B L Cockburn
B L Cockburn
2:01.3
2012
MEXICAN INVASION NZ
T D Hancock
G P Whitaker
2:01.9
2011
WILLY LIGHTFOOT
E Maiuolo
B S Birch
2:04.0

The next round of heats are Friday 25th February with the G3 Jim McNeil Trotting Championship Final for 2022 on Saturday 5th March.

Race Conditions
  1. Trotters must contest both heats (Friday 18 & Friday 25 February) to be eligible for the G3 final on Saturday 05 March.
  2. Trotters that contest round 1 Heats will be automatically drawn into Round 2 Heats on Friday 25 February
  3. $27,186 Group 3 Rating Penalty Final on Saturday 05 March is to consist of 14 starters on most cumulative points
  4. In the instance of a dead heat, the points for the placings will be added and divided by the number of dead-heaters.
  5. Handicaps remain the same from heat to final.
  6. A 1% deduction for Equine Welfare will be applied to all prizemoney prior to distribution.
Points awarded on finishing order
    • 1st = 16
    • 2nd = 13
    • 3rd = 11
    • 4th = 9
    • 5th = 8
    • 6th = 7
    • 7th = 6
    • 8th = 5
    • 9th = 4
    • 10th = 3
    • 11th = 2
    • 12th = 1
    • 13th = 0
    • 14th = 0