Racing NSW announced dates for Country Championships Series

2023 Country Championship Final Sizzle Minizzle winner.

Racing NSW today announced the 2024 dates and venues for the Country Championships Series.

In 2024, the series of seven regional qualifiers and two Wild Card races of $150,000 prizemoney will culminate in a Final with $1 million in prizemoney.

Total prizemoney, for the Country Championships series in 2024 will be a record $2.35 million.

“The Country Championships have been a tremendous success since their inception.

“This will be the tenth running in 2024 which is being marked by prizemoney for the Final increasing to $1 million,” said Racing NSW Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM.

The full list of Country Championships dates follows:

Date Venue Region Prizemoney
17 Feb 2024 Lismore Northern Rivers $150,000
18 Feb 2024 Albury Southern Districts $150,000
24 Feb 2024 Tuncurry-Forster Mid North Coast $150,000
25 Feb 2024 Mudgee Central Districts $150,000
3 Mar 2024 Moruya South East $150,000
10 Mar 2024 Tamworth Hunter & North West $150,000
17 Mar 2024 Coonamble Western $150,000
22 Mar 2024 Scone Northern Wild Card $150,000
24 Mar 2024 Goulburn Southern Wild Card $150,000
6 Apr 2024 Royal Randwick Final $1,000,000

The Country Championships commence on Saturday, February 17, 2024 with Lismore (Northern Rivers) hosting the region’s qualifier for the first time followed by Albury in the Southern Districts on Sunday, February 18 2024.

The series then features another double header on the weekend of February 24 and 25 at Tuncurry-Forster (Mid North Coast) and Mudgee (Central Districts).

Moruya again hosts the South East qualifier on Sunday, March 3, 2024, followed by Tamworth on Sunday, March 10 2024, with the regional qualifiers again finishing in the Western region at Coonamble on Sunday, March 17, 2024.

Northern and Southern Wild Card races will be staged with the winners qualifying for the Final.

The Northern Wild Card is scheduled for Scone Racecourse on Friday, March 22, 2024. The Southern Wild Card is to be held at Goulburn on Sunday, March 24, 2024.

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