MACCA Lodge is the new sponsor of the New Zealand Kindergarten Stakes scheduled for Young Quinn Raceway, in Wyndham, on Wednesday, March 31.
The Wyndham Harness Racing Club had sought a new sponsor for the prestigious race which had a long and distinguished list of past winners which had gone on to become top-line performers.
Macca Lodge, a stud based at Wendonside, near Riversdale, was the new sponsor.
The Macca Lodge NZ Kindergarten Stakes would be the feature race on the programme at the first race meeting on the course in more than a year.
Sheree McIntyre, of Macca Lodge, said, to support harness racing in the south and part of our strategy is to support breeding which is vitally important and we will do anything we can to support it.
“This race is important for breeding in the south.
Wyndham Harness Racing Club president Russell Ferguson said, brilliant to have the McIntyres on board.
“There would hardly be a breeder or owner in Southland that has not had an association with Macca Lodge at some stage.
“A group three race, the Kindergarten Stakes is an iconic race on the 2-year-old racing calendar and to have a local sponsor is a great result for the club.
The Milne Family, of Edendale, would again donate a trophy, to be presented to the winning connections.