Murrumbidgee Turf Club is excited to announce a substantial increase in prizemoney for the Tom Patton Cup (1800m) held on SDRA Country Championships Qualifier raceday (Saturday 20 February).
The $13,000 increase will boost prizemoney for the event to an incredible $40,000.
Following the increase, MTC will now host three of the four richest racedays in the Southern Districts region behind the Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, held on the first Friday in May.
MTC's CEO, Steven Keene said the race would be perfect for those horses targeting Country Cups later in the year.
“The Club really wanted to give the trainers and owners that support the MTC regularly, a lead-up option to the Albury and Wagga Cups," he said.
"With our facilities at a Metropolitan standard, the prizemoney increase will now reflect this and we anticipate attracting an excellent field."