Racing in Country NSW will benefit from Country Showcase meetings that were launched in the 2016/17 season and are a key part of the country racing landscape.
Showcase meetings offering a minimum of $30,000 per race in prizemoney will be staged at various courses throughout NSW.
In many instances, Showcase meetings will be staged on emerging Cup or Feature meetings at country racecourses.
Country Championships meetings will be added to the list of Showcase meetings for 2019/20.
“The Showcase meetings provide excellent opportunities to focus greater attention on some of NSW’s emerging country cup meetings,” said Racing NSW's Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM, on launching the initiative.
“Increases to minimum prizemoney and Country Showcase meetings come on top of the highly successful expansion of The Championships to include Country and Provincial racing and the implementation of Highway races at most metropolitan Saturday meetings.
“These prizemoney increases, along with previous minimum prizemoney increases, have seen an increase in minimum Country TAB prizemoney of 110% since 2012,” Mr V’landys concluded.
COUNTRY SHOWCASE MEETINGS
|Armidale (results)||Sunday, 1 March 2020||Hunter & North West||Feature-Armidale Cup|
|Tamworth (results)||Sunday, 8 March 2020||Hunter & North West||Feature-Country Championships|
|Coonamble (results)||Sunday, 15 March 2020||Central-West||Feature-Country Championships|
|Albury (results)||Friday, 20 March 2020||Southern||Feature-Albury Cup|
|Muswellbrook (results)||Sunday, 22 March 2020||Hunter & North West||Feature-Country Championships Wild Card (results)|
|Coffs Harbour (abandoned)||Tuesday, 24 March 2020||North Coast||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Muswellbrook (results)||Friday, 27 March 2020||Hunter & North West||Feature-Muswellbrook Cup|
|Wellington (results)||Sunday, 5 April 2020||Central-West||Feature-Wellington Boot|
|Moruya (results)||Sunday, 12 April 2020||South East||Feature-Moruya Cup|
|Orange (results)||Friday, 17 April 2020||Central-West||Feature-Orange Cup|
|Wagga Wagga (results)||Sunday, 19 April 2020||Southern||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Tamworth (results)||Sunday, 26 April 2020||Hunter & North West||Feature-Tamworth Cup|
|Wagga Wagga (results)||Thursday, 30 April 2020||Southern||Feature-Wagga Wagga Town Plate|
|Wagga Wagga (results)||Friday, 1 May 2020||Southern||Feature-Wagga Wagga Cup|
|Coffs Harbour (results)||Friday, 22 May 2020||North Coast||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Nowra (transf. to Goulburn-results)||Sunday, 24 May 2020||Southern||Feature-Nowra Cup|
|Gunnedah (at Tamworth-results)||Sunday, 31 May 2020||Hunter & North West||Feature-Gunnedah Cup|
|Coffs Harbour (abandoned)||Friday, 19 June 2020||North Coast||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Coonamble (abandoned)||Sunday, 21 June 2020||Central-West||Feature-Coonamble Cannonball|
|Tamworth (transferred to Scone)||Friday, 26 June 2020||Hunter & North West||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Grafton (results)||Wednesday, 8 July 2020||North Coast||Feature-Ramornie Hcp|
|Grafton (results)||Thursday, 9 July 2020||North Coast||Feature-Grafton Cup|
|Coffs Harbour (results)||Thursday, 6 August 2020||North Coast||Feature-Coffs Harbour Cup|
|Taree (results)||Sunday, 23 August 2020||North Coast||Feature-Taree Cup|
|Wagga Wagga (results)||Thursday, 27 August 2020||Southern||Feature-Ian Reid Sprint|
|Dubbo (results)||Sunday, 13 September 2020||Central-West||Feature-Dubbo Cup|
|Lismore (results)||Thursday, 24 September 2020||North Coast||Feature-Lismore Cup|
|Bathurst (results)||Sunday, 27 September 2020||Central-West||Feature-The Panorama, Bathurst Cup|
|Moruya (results)||Friday, 2 October 2020||Southern||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Port Macquarie (results)||Friday, 9 October 2020||North Coast||Feature-Port Macquarie Cup|
|Scone (results)||Friday, 23 Oct 2020||Hunter & North West||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Goulburn (results)||Wednesday, 4 November 2020||Southern||Feature-Goulburn Cup|
|Kempsey (results)||Friday, 6 November 2020||North Coast||Feature-Akubra Kempsey Cup|
|Gundagai (results)||Friday, 13 November 2020||Southern||Feature-Gundagai Cup|
|Coffs Harbour||Thursday, 3 December 2020||North Coast||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Mudgee||Friday, 4 December 2020||Central-West||Feature-Mudgee Showcase Cup|
|Nowra||Sunday, 6 December 2020||South East||Feature-Nowra Showcase Cup|
|Moruya||Monday, 4 January 2021||South East||Feature-Moruya Showcase Cup|