The 2019 Winter race series takes in heats across metropolitan and country Victoria starting in May and culminating at Flemington on Finals Day on Saturday, 6 July.
All heat winners will be exempt for the finals. The remainder of the fields will be made up of horses which have acquired the highest number of points by competing in the heats. Horses level on points will be balloted firstly on handicap ratings, and then on prizemoney.
Points in each heat are awarded to runners on the following basis: 1st: 10 points; 2nd: 8 pts; 3rd: 7 pts; 4th: 6 pts; 5th: 5 pts; 6th: 4 pts; 7th: 3 pts; 8th: 2 pts; others: 1 pt.