Next NSW Race

Latest News

TAB Editors’ Challenge Starts This Weekend At Grafton

The 2017 TAB Country and Provincial Championships Editors’ Challenge commences this Sunday when the $150,000 Country Championships Qualifier (1400m) jumps at Grafton.

The TAB Editors’ Challenge was launched in 2015 and generated remarkable interest around New South Wales through both the media and the public.

Relevant newspaper editors were invited to ‘support their local horses’ that were heading to Royal Randwick to compete in both Finals.

“The Editors’ Challenge was quickly embraced in 2015 and is a win-win for all concerned,” said Racing NSW’s Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM. “The Country and Provincial media have supported the Challenge through their newspapers and it gives locals a horse to cheer home in the Finals at Royal Randwick while benefitting their respective charities.”

Picture by Janian McMillan

TAB was keen to register their support for the Editors’ Challenge and sponsored both regional Finals whereby the newspaper whose horse won the region’s heat would represent the local community in the Final, with the Editor nominating a deserving local charity.

Last year TAB gave $5000 to the two Final winners (as well as $500 to the winless charities):-

Clearly Innocent (Scone Advocate) – selected charity Aberdeen Men’s Shed, and Danish Twist (Illawarra Mercury) – Friends of Wollongong Botanic Garden

TAB’s Chief Operating Officer-Wagering & Media, Mr Craig Nugent said: “The TAB Editors’ Challenge was such a success last year that we were very excited to be involved again in 2017. It was really embraced by the editors in the Country and Provincial areas and it’s great to see regional New South Wales continue to become such a big part of The Championships.”

Bragging rights will again be at stake in 2017 with participating newspapers and their readers supporting ‘their’ horse to land the Final, while two charities will benefit handsomely.

The 2017 The Championships will be held on Saturday 1 & 8 April at Royal Randwick, where the 12 grand finals of Australian Thoroughbred racing will be centre stage incorporating eight Group One events as well as the third running of the Provincial & Country Championships Finals.

Updates on the TAB Country and Provincial Championships Editors’ Challenge will appear at – thechampionships.com.au

The Latest Racing News

Wagga Hotel's Massive TAB Everest Day Windfall

By Matt Malone The William Farrer Hotel’s Super Punters Club (SPC) enjoyed a TAB Everest day windfall of more than ...
Read More

Trainer Says Last Start Winner Deserves A Break

Hawkesbury trainer Jamie Thomsen has won five races with stable flag-bearer Shadow Flight this year – and is confident there ...
Read More

Murwillumbah Races (Tuesday) - Abandoned

Please be advised that following a track inspection, Tuesday's scheduled Murwillumbah race meeting (16th October) has been ABANDONED. The track ...
Read More

Outcome Of Appeal - Licensed Jockey Tye Angland

Tye Angland Licensed jockey Tye Angland lodged an appeal against penalty after being found guilty by Racing NSW Stewards under ...
Read More

Punters Intel Wrap - Everest Day

Take nothing away from now dual Everest champion Redzel, but the run of third placegetter Osborne Bulls was simply out ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links