Racing NSW make lucrative changes to Spring Carnival programme

Racing NSW make lucrative changes to Spring Carnival programme

Racing NSW make lucrative changes
to Spring Carnival programme
the addition of the Winner’s Stakes and Silver
Eagle, will further strengthen our racing
program during the spring in Sydney.”
“We are confident that the addition of
these new races, along with the programming
change, will ensure that they attract the highest
quality horses to compete through the entirety
of our Spring Carnival and that the racing public
will have the opportunity to celebrate and
experience Sydney racing at its best.”
ATC chairman Matt McGrath said the
club was already pleased with the response
to the Spring Carnival days before Monday’s
announcement.

“The Australian Turf Club has recently
launched its hospitality sales programme for
our spring racing and we have been thrilled with
the early response which will only be enhanced
after these announcements.,” McGrath said.
Meanwhile, Newcastle and Kembla Grange
are to get $1 million races in the spring in
conjunction with stand-alone Saturday race
meetings.

Racing NSW has announced the $1 million
Hunter (1300m) at Newcastle on November 16
and the $1 million The Gong (1600m) a week
later following The Everest Carnival in Sydney.
All support races on the provincial
programmes will carry Saturday metropolitan
prize-money of $125,000.
“These new race days will provide the
chance for Newcastle and Wollongong to shine
as the feature NSW meetings immediately
following The Everest Carnival,” Balding added.
“Racing is a vital part of our social fabric
and it is fitting that Newcastle and Wollongong
as our next largest cities after Sydney will now
have race days that they can be proud of.
“These meetings are a great opportunity
for new racegoers in these cities to attend a
feature event and see what racing is all about.
Just as the Sydney public has embraced The
Everest, we are confident that the Newcastle
and Illawarra public will embrace The Hunter
and The Gong as their races.”
The Hunter and The Gong will be quality
handicaps.
Another provincial club, Gosford, will also
host a stand-alone Saturday meeting from next
year with the Gosford Gold Cup meeting to be
run after the Sydney Autumn Carnival on May 9