Next NSW Race

Latest News

Ballot Exemption For Bega Cup Lures Talent To Sapphire Coast (Monday)

A guaranteed start in next month's Bega Cup will be up for grabs in Monday's Benchmark 60 Hcp (1600m) at the Sapphire Coast.

The Sapphire Coast Jockey Club is gearing up for its biggest race dates of the year on 4 and 5 February for the two-day Bega Cup carnival.

The Bega Cup meeting on Sunday, February 5 is a Showcase meeting for the first time and carries total prizemoney of $275,000.

The Cup day program includes the $50,000 Bega Cup (1600m), the $40,000 Bega Sprint (1200m) and the $35,000 Sapphire Coast Cup (2200m).

Monday's seven-race program includes the Tathra Beach House Bega Cup Prelude Benchmark 60 Hcp (1600m) with the winner gaining automatic entry in the Bega Cup.

"Our Bega Cup meeting is a Showcase meeting for the first time and the Bega Cup will now be worth $50,000 and the Sprint is now worth $40,000 so we are looking forward to a great carnival in February," SCJC secretary-manager Rob Tweedie said.

The Bega Cup Prelude on Monday has attracted a field of eight including the evergreen Moruya-trained galloper Jayko. The nine-year-old trained by Chris Hensler is going as well as ever and is chasing a hat-trick after posting all-the-way wins at Nowra on 31 December and 17 January.

Monday's meeting is usually run in early January but has been moved to later in the month this year to avoid a scheduling clash with Moruya.

"It is always a great family day here at the Sapphire Coast but is at a slightly later date this year.” Tweedie said.

"The fields have stood up very well and it should be a great day with a Fashions On The Field competition and a jumping castle for the kids."

Monday's meeting also features the Tathra Bowls Club Tathra Cup (1000m) with the main hopes looking to be last-start Canberra winner Sky Mission and the Canberra-trained pair Therese and She Zar, both resuming.

Former Melbourne sprinter Decircles, having his first start for Albury trainer Natalie Loy, heads the Tathra Cup weights with 67kg.

The rail for Monday's meeting will be out 5m from the 800m to the winning post and true for the remainder. The track is currently rated a good 4.

View the fields, form and race replays for Sapphire Coast here.

The Latest Racing News

Rebuild Has Coonamble Track Gleaming For Country Championships

By Ray Hickson A sea of green awaits the Country Championships hopefuls that arrive at Coonamble in March thanks to ...
Read More

Wyong Winners - Tips For Wednesday 20th January

By Ray Hickson Tips and race by race preview by Ray Hickson for Wednesday’s Wyong meeting. Selections based on a ...
Read More

Revised Country Championships Eligibility Date

Racing NSW had previously announced that the eligibility date for the 2021 Country Championships series would be 1 May 2020 ...
Read More

Gibbons Wants The Last Laugh At Wyong

By Ray Hickson Barely a nose separated stablemates No Laughing Matter and Siesta Key when they clashed earlier this month ...
Read More

Injured Jockey Report - Bryan Murphy

Jockey Bryan Murphy suffered a fall during trackwork at Wagga on Monday morning after his mount flipped over in the ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links