I understand APG is a murky area Dan I agree however are you comparing Maitland to the APG? Any yearling owner can pay up for the APG series so is that much different to paying nomination fees for the Golden Slipper? Do you honestly believe the APG should not be group listed? We are lucky in the trots that our MAJOR sale all falls under the one heading across Australia. I still in all your rant cannot see any justification of an open age restricted race being group listed. $$ should be A criteria. Not THE criteria.
My point remains the same. Open age races, to be group listed should not be restricted.