Dunstan Accumulator

Trainers' series across the July and August race meetings.

Dunstan Accumulator Series


The series is a trainers’ competition to win a TONNE OF Dunstan Horsefeed, of the trainer’s choice. Trainers will accumulate points across the Ruakaka meetings in July and August based on the official finishing position of their horses in each of the fourteen selected races (see below).

Points will be allocated based on 1st = 12 points; 2nd = 9 points; 3rd = 6 points; 4th = 3 points and every other runner = 1 point.

The selected races are equal to or higher than rating 74 benchmark races as per the table below.

Selected races to qualify.
Open 1400 Open 2100 Open 2100

Grp 3 3yo 1200

R74 2100 Open 1400 Open 1400 Open 2200
R74 1200 R74 1400 R74 1600 Open 1400
    R74 1200

R74 1600

The points table will be updated after each meeting and displayed in the Dunstan Accumulator section of the Ruakaka Racing website. The winner will be announced after the running of the final race of the series on the August 21st, when the Group 3 Cambridge Stud Northland’s Breeders Stakes for three-year-old over 1200 metres will be held.

After the three qualifying races on July 3rd and July 17th the leading trainers by points are:

Ken Rae & Krystal Williams-Tuhoro - 48 points - Irish Girl wins again.

Chris Gibbs - 27.5 points - Kareeraway and Final Suggestion add points as placegetters in the ITM/GIB Whangarei Gold Cup. 

Jenny and Bob Vance - 22 points - with Acutus running second.

Kylie Grass - 21 points after Barbara won very easily on July 17th..

Stephen Ralph -  17 points.


If points are equal at the completion of the races there would be a countback based on the higher number of winners; and if still tied, by the higher number of second placed place horses; and if continues to be tied by the next placing and so on down through the field until a single winner is declared. If no winner can be separated the prize would be equally shared amongst the winning trainers.

There would be no specific nomination for the series and each race condition in the series would be held as per the NZTR rules and handicapping conditions, as applicable to the race independent of the series.

If a race is not held for any reason eg lack of nominations the race would be dropped from the series. If a race is run but declared a no race for any reason, all runners in the race would be allocated 2 points each.

If a race(s) is transferred to another venue the race would not be included in the series, unless the race is part of a meeting transferred from Ruakaka and run as a Whangarei Racing Club meeting at another venue.

If there is a dead-heat in any of the qualifying races, the allocated points for the two (or number of dead-heaters) finishing positions would be combined and divided evenly between the two (or more) dead heated runners.



Dunstan Horsefeeds are proud supporters of the New Zealand Racing Industry and all its participants and are delighted to be introducing a new Trainer’s Series in the Northern Region of the Country. Working alongside the well-established Whangarei Racing Club, the objective of the Series is to encourage Trainers to bring their horses north and celebrate success with those Trainers based in the region.
July 3 Northpine Waipu Cup
With the results from the three races that qualify as part of the Dunstan Accumulator trainers series the leading trainers on the day were: Ken Rae and Krystal Williams-Tuhoro stable with 23 points earned in the main by Gigolo George winning and Irish Girl finishing second. Tony Pike earned 16 points with Makzabeel winning the rating 74 2100 metres race. Jenny and Bob Vance earned 13 points courtesy of a strong second up win of Acutus.
July 17 ITM/GIB Whangarei Gold Cup
There are three races that qualify as part of the Dunstan Accumulator trainers series. Open 2100 m won by Barbara for Kylie Grass. Open 1400 m - won by Irish Girl for Rae Racing stables. R74 1400 m - won by Stephen McKee with Breezon.
Aug 7 Mid Winter Christmas @ The Races
There are four races that qualify for the Dunstan Accumulator trainers' series. Open 2100m Open 1400m Rating 74 1600m Rating 74 1200m
August 21 Cambridge Stud Northland Breeders Stakes
There are four races that qualify as part of the Dunstan Accumulator trainers series. Group 3 3yo 1200m Open 2200m Open 1400m Rating 74 1600m