Next NSW Race

Latest News

Grafton To Lead The Charge In Country Championships

By Mark Brassel

The countdown is on with a mere fortnight to go until the first of the $150,000 Country Championships is rolled out for 2017.

Clarence River Jockey Club will open the curtain on the 2017 Country Championships by staging the first qualifying event on Sunday 12 February.

Grafton will stage this year’s initial $150,000 qualifier with first and second heading to Royal Randwick on Saturday April 1 to compete in the $400,000 Country Championships Final (1400m).

The Grafton meeting is one of Racing NSW’s highly-successful Showcase programs that offers minimum prizemoney of $30,000 for each race.

“The Country Championships is only into its third year and has provided a tremendous boost to country racing,” said Racing NSW’s Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM. “And we expect even greater interest this year with each of the seven qualifying races carrying an additional $50,000 prizemoney.”

Grafton’s ‘The Championships Blues, Brews and BBQ’s Raceday’ offers hot blues artists, International craft beer, gourmet BBQ food and free kids entertainment. Blues artists performing live on the lawn include Phil Emmanuel, Hussy Hicks, Minnie Marks and Slim Jim & the Boney Hardmen.

“The interesting thing about the third year of the Country Championships is the increasing number of trainers setting horses for the event many months beforehand,” said CRJC’s CEO, Michael Beattie.

“As a consequence, the qualifying races have created even more interest and the concept just seems to get bigger each year. It’s a real winner for racing in this State.”

Grafton’s raceday will be followed by Goulburn (18 February), Dubbo (19 February), Taree (26 February), Scone (5 March), Wellington (12 March), Albury (19 March) and Muswellbrook’s ‘Wild Card’ (26 March).

View Grafton's Showcase/Country Championships program here

The Latest Racing News

Bentley Magic - Blinkers Off (Gosford, Thursday)

Please note the following late gear change for Gosford on Thursday (25th April). In Race 3, No.7 - BENTLEY MAGIC ...
Read More

Overseas Stewards Extract - Goulburn (Sunday)

Please note the following Overseas Stewards Extract for Goulburn on Sunday (28th April). In Race 7, No.1 - SUPER VINO ...
Read More

Pecans Drops The 'Shades' To Preserve Unbeaten Hawkesbury Record

Talented mare Pecans will have a change of gear as she attempts to maintain her unbeaten Hawkesbury record at Saturday’s ...
Read More

Four-Win Haul For Rodney Robb At Back O'Bourke Picnics

By Mark Brassel Rodney Robb showed he will again be a force to be reckoned with in claiming a third ...
Read More

Cummings Hoping Fortune Favours Classy Libertini

By Ray Hickson There’s no doubt in trainer Anthony Cummings’ mind that Libertini is a potential Group 1 performer but ...
Read More
Loading...
Racing NSW Apps
View
Mobile Version
Contact
Forms
Information
Industry Links