Racing NSW has created a new race, the $100,000 Highway Consolation (1400m) to be run on Saturday, 14th October 2017.
The race is dependent on there being sufficient acceptances for it to be run, with all nominations from the $200,000 Anniversary Highway (1400m) being automatically nominated for the Highway Consolation.
Horses may accept for the Anniversary Highway but not the Highway Consolation and horses that accept for the Highway Consolation must also have accepted for the Anniversary Highway (cannot just accept for the Consolation).
For the consolation to proceed, Racing NSW requires that there must be at least 12 acceptances plus the emergencies from the Anniversary Highway.
The four emergencies declared in the Anniversary Highway will be the first four runners included in the Consolation, however, these horses must run in the Anniversary Highway if they obtain a start in that race (and scratch from the Highway Consolation).