Valadyium takes charge in Picnic Champion Series

Valadyium. Photo: Racing Photography.

The 2021/22 NSW Picnic Racing Association (NSWPRA) Picnic Champion Series is already six meetings old, following Gunnedah, Wellington and Albury hosting pop-up picnic meetings in late 2021, while Bedgerabong, Condobolin and Tottenham have kicked off the new year in fine style. 

Each year, the top picnic horses vie for Picnic Champion Series points at each meeting, with the top 12 gallopers (plus four emergencies) that accumulate the most points in that season then eligible to race in the $50,000 Picnic Champion Series final at Coonamble on October 9.

The 2021/22 NSWPRA Picnic Champion Series Top 20 following Tottenham Picnics.

Already, Connie Greig has Valadyium streaking clear in top spot on the list with 23 points following her Bedgerabong and Condobolin Cup victories and a last-start third in the Tottenham Cup.

The stable also has Call Me Trinity in second place on 21 points following the mare winning three on the trot at Bedgerabong, Condobolin and Tottenham. 

The ever-consistent Nepenthes for Clint Lundholm is in third with 19 points, while in a big bunch behind the top three, only four points separates 4th through to 20th

South East trainers get their chance to earn points at Crookwell on Saturday and Ardlethan on March 19 before picnic racing heads to Tullibigeal on March 26. 

Readers wanting to know more about the series, or to determine the points break down for each race can click here for more details. 

Please note, the NSWPRA and Secretary Deidre Adam look after the Picnic Champion Series table and the allocation of points.

Any discrepancies or concerns with the ladder or allocated points should be raised via email with Deidre Adam at [email protected].