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$2.35m Newhaven Park Country Championships Kicks Off This Weekend

The world’s richest country racing series, the Newhaven Park Country Championships is coming to every region of NSW.

Winners of last year's Newhaven Park Country Championships Final after the victory of Sizzle Minizzle were trainer Brett Robb & jockey Sam Clipperton. Image by Bradley Photographers

Lismore Turf Club will host the opening Country Championships meeting on Saturday 17th February, being the first time the coveted series has been to Lismore. This is followed by Albury Racing Club on Sunday 18th February.

Now in its 10th year running, the Newhaven Park Country Championships continues to highlight the strength of Country Racing across NSW.

There is now $2.35 million in total prizemoney on offer exclusively for NSW Country and ACT trained horses.

There will be seven regional Country Championship races with prizemoney of $150,000 each, to crown the leading contender from each region.

The winner and second placegetter in each race will qualify for the $1 million Newhaven Park Country Championships final to be held at Royal Randwick on 6th April on Day 1 of The Star Championships.

There will also be two Wild Card races carrying prizemoney of $150,000 each. The winners of each of these races will also qualify for the $1 million Final.

Newhaven Park Country Championships series race dates 2024

 Date Day Venue Region Prizemoney
17 Feb 2024 Saturday Lismore Northern Rivers $150,000
18 Feb 2024 Sunday Albury Southern Districts $150,000
24 Feb 2024 Saturday Tuncurry-Forster Mid North Coast $150,000
25 Feb 2024 Sunday Mudgee Central Districts $150,000
3 Mar 2024 Sunday Moruya South East $150,000
10 Mar 2024 Sunday Tamworth Hunter & North West $150,000
17 Mar 2024 Sunday Coonamble Western $150,000
22 Mar 2024 Friday Scone Northern Wild Card $150,000
24 Mar 2024 Sunday Goulburn Southern Wild Card $150,000
6 Apr 2024 Saturday Royal Randwick Final $1,000,000
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