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The Harness Breeders New South Wales (HBNSW) Pathway Stakes are a series of races to be run from May to August 2022 for eligible Three-Year-Old (3YO) Pacers.




  • For 3YO NSW Breeders Challenge Eligible Pacers

  • Preference will be given in races for horses trained in that region (28 day stable return), but races will not be restricted by region.

  • Races are standalone events, with no heats or finals.

  • A horse can only win a single (1) HBNSW Pathway Race, and will be deemed ineligible for subsequent races in the series.

  • Any horse that has won more than $30,000 prizemoney in its Two-Year-Old (2YO) season is deemed ineligible for the HBNSW Pathway Stakes




  • Races to be conducted in each region of NSW (Riverina, Western, Hunter and Metro)

  • One (1) race will be programmed per region per month.

  • Races will be divided by sex, if sufficient nominations are received.

  • All races will be drawn by Random Barrier Draw (RBD)

  • Prizemoney will be $9,999/race

  • All Prizemoney will be distributed in accordance with HRNSW Policy



Friday 13 May 2022 – Wagga

Friday 10 June 2022 – Albury

Friday 15 July 2022 – Wagga

Friday 26 August 2022 – Wagga


Wednesday 4 May 2022 – Bathurst

Wednesday 8 June 2022 – Bathurst

Friday 1 July 2022 – Parkes

Wednesday 3 August 2022 – Bathurst



Thursday 26 May 2022 - Penrith

Thursday 30 June 2022 - Penrith

Thursday 28 July 2022 -Penrith

Thursday 25 August 2022 - Bankstown


Friday 13 May - Newcastle

Friday 10 June – Newcastle

Friday 8 July – Newcastle

Thursday 11 August – Tamworth

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SKYFALL SEVENTEEN, winner of the Harness Breeders NSW Pathway Stakes at Newcastle Harness Racing Club on Friday 13 May 2022.


Trained by Clayton Harmey and driven by Blake Hughes, SKYFALL SEVENTEEN is a 3YO gelding by SOMEBEACHSOMEWHERE USA out of PRECIOUS DESIRE (REAL DESIRE USA) - owned and bred by Dacar Newcastle Pty Ltd

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