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Scone To Host Australia's Richest Country Racing Carnival

The Darley Scone Cup Carnival is fast approaching with Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of May set to once again showcase all the beautiful Hunter Valley has to offer along with the quality racing this magnificent $2million dollar metropolitan status carnival attracts.

With eight races on the program each day, the time-honoured Darley Scone Cup (L) along with the Inglis 2YO Challenge and Yarraman Park Noel Leckie Country Cup highlight the local region's half-day public holiday Friday race card.

Saturday sees the Inglis Guineas & Coolmore Dark Jewel Race Day bursting with black type racing. The Coolmore Dark Jewel Classic (Gr 3), $400,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas (RL), Luskin Star Stakes (L), Arrowfield Ortensia Stakes (L), Segenhoe Woodlands Stakes (L) and the Emirates Park Denise’s Joy Stakes (L) helping amass $1.4m in prize money for this stand-alone metropolitan Saturday meet.

2017 Scone Cup winner Duca Valentinois. Credit: Bradley Photos.

Hugh Bowman will hopefully be back in Scone trying to wrestle the MacIntyre family Golden Whip trophy (awarded to the leading jockey across the carnival) back off last year's winner Tommy Berry, while the prestigious “Emirates Airlines Fashions On The Field” competition will be held on both race days, demanding the attention of all fashionable ladies and gentlemen.

“This showpiece Carnival is only achievable through the ongoing partnerships between the Scone Race Club and the local stud farms, thoroughbred sales company, feed companies and associated businesses," Scone Race Club CEO Heath Courtney said.  "Without their support and that of Racing NSW, this carnival and its significance to our industries and region would simply not be possible.

“This Carnival is now attracting national and international attention with our stand alone metropolitan status and the Carnival’s association with some of the most renowned names in the international racing and breeding circles putting all eyes on the Hunter region in May.

“The Carnival's ongoing success coupled with another tremendous sales season has further emphasised the importance of fostering this premium quality equine cluster in the Hunter Valley.

“The Carnival is still very much a community focused event, with all local businesses supporting and benefiting from the thousands of visitors to our region."

Buses will again be available to take patrons to and from the racecourse with various stops around the region.

Click here for ticketing, hospitality and general information. 

View the program for day 1 and day 2 of the Scone Cup Carnival here.

 

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