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
|Coffs Harbour (results)||Saturday, 13 February 2021||Northern Rivers||Feature-NRRA Country Championships Qualifier|
|Nowra (transf. to Goulburn-results)||Sunday, 14 February 2021||South East||Feature-SERA Country Championships Qualifier|
|Quirindi (results)||Friday, 19 February 2021||Hunter & North West||Feature-Showcase Cup|
|Wagga (results)||Saturday, 20 February 2021||Southern||Feature-SDRA Country Championships Qualifier|
|Taree (transf. to Scone-results)||Sunday, 21 February 2021||North Coast||Feature-MNCRA Country Championships Qualifier|
|Mudgee (results)||Sunday, 28 February 2021||Central Districts||Feature-CDRA Country Championships Qualifier|
|Armidale (abandoned)||Sunday, 28 February 2021||Hunter & North West||Feature-Showcase Cup|
|Tamworth (results)||Sunday, 7 March 2021||Hunter & North West||Feature-H&NWRA Country Championships Qualifier|
|Coonamble (results)||Sunday, 14 March 2021||Western||Feature-WRA Country Championships Qualifier|
|Albury (results)||Friday, 19 March 2021||Southern||Feature-Albury Gold Cup|
|Muswellbrook (abandoned)||Sunday, 21 March 2021||Hunter & North West||Feature-Country Championships Wild Card|
|Muswellbrook (results)||Friday, 26 March 2021||Hunter & North West||Feature-Muswellbrook Gold Cup|
|Wellington (results)||Sunday, 28 March 2021||Central Districts||Feature-Wellington Boot|
|Orange (results)||Friday, 16 April 2021||Central Districts||Feature-Orange Showcase Cup|
|Wagga (results)||Sunday, 18 April 2021||Southern||Feature-Murrumbidgee Showcase Cup|
|Tamworth (results)||Friday, 23 April 2021||Hunter & North West||Feature-Tamworth Showcase Cup|
|Wagga (results)||Thursday, 6 May 2021||Southern||Feature-Wagga Town Plate|
|Wagga (results)||Friday, 7 May 2021||Southern||Feature-Wagga Gold Cup|
|Gunnedah (results)||Sunday, 30 May 2021||Hunter & North West||Feature-Gunnedah Showcase Cup|
|Coffs Harbour (results)||Friday, 18 June 2021||Northern Rivers||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Coonamble (results)||Sunday, 20 June 2021||Western||Feature-Coonamble Cannonball|
|Tamworth (results)||Friday, 25 June 2021||Hunter & North West||Feature-Country Showcase|
|Grafton (results)||Wednesday, 7 July 2021||Northern Rivers||Feature-Ramornie Handicap|
|Grafton (results)||Thursday, 8 July 2021||Northern Rivers||Feature-Grafton Cup|
|Forbes (results)||Sunday, 1 August 2021||Central Districts||Feature-Forbes Cup|
|Coffs Harbour (results)||Thursday, 5 August 2021||Northern Rivers||Feature-Coffs Harbour Cup|
|Murwillumbah (results)||Friday, 20 August 2021||Northern Rivers||Feature-Murwillumbah Cup|
|Wagga (results)||Thursday, 26 August 2021||Southern||Feature-Ian Reid Sprint|
|Dubbo||Sunday, 12 September 2021||Central-West||Feature-Dubbo Gold Cup|
|Lismore||Thursday, 23 September 2021||Northern Rivers||Feature-Lismore Cup|
|Bathurst||Sunday, 26 September 2021||Central Districts||Feature-The Panorama|
|Moruya||Friday, 1 October 2021||South East||Feature-Batemans Bay Cup|
|Port Macquarie||Friday, 8 October 2021||Mid North Coast||Feature-Port Macquarie Cup|