Trainers are reminded that nominations for the heats of the Ladbrokes Futures Stars Maiden at Maitland on Thursday, October 18 close on Monday, October 15 at 9am.

This year's series will see up to eight heats run with the winners progressing to the final on Thursday, October 25.

The winner will take home $7000, the runner-up $2000 and third place $1500. All three placegetters also receive an embroidered rug and trophy.