There might be extra than simply ending positions up for grabs once they rating up for the primary at Tabcorp Park Menangle on Tuesday.
The opener at headquarters will even sign the long-awaited begin of Fantasy Harness Racing, a novel first of its variety fan engagement recreation that may see drivers incomes factors primarily based on their outcomes over the following 25 weeks.
Greater than $60,000 in prizes are on provide, together with a brand new automotive and VIP vacation experiences on the inaugural TAB Eureka slot race later this 12 months.
“That is an thrilling idea developed by Harness Racing New South Wales that may put a brand new lens on the racing product and hopefully introduce our sport to an entire new viewers within the course of,” HRNSW Chief Government John Dumesny stated.
“The fantasy sports activities trade is a good way of enhancing the fan expertise, it doesn’t matter what the code is, so we’re thrilled to be pioneering a brand new recreation that may give attention to the fantastic racing and drivers we now have proper right here in New South Wales.”
The sport has been constructed across the performances of greater than 200 drivers throughout the state, with every given a price ticket primarily based on their previous outcomes.
Registered gamers are given a digital wage cap of $14.4 million to purchase a squad of twenty-two drivers. A factors system is aligned to their race outcomes at six chosen race conferences every week for 25 rounds.
The concept is to choose a group that may accrue probably the most factors attainable throughout the constraints of the wage cap.
“It’s definitely difficult, there’s little question about it, however there’s a lot expertise to select from you actually are spoiled for alternative in terms of selecting your group. The toughest half is figuring out who to go away out,” Dumesny stated.
Fantasy Harness Racing additionally aligns with the regional boundaries established by HRNSW when it established the highly-successful TAB Regional Championships. Drivers have been assigned to their native areas and gamers should choose a sure quantity for every space.
To register, head to and construct your group previous to the lockout and first factors being amassed on Tuesday, 10 January.
Initially revealed as Thrilling idea to introduce harness racing to a brand new viewers