Country Championships dates and venues announced

Sizzle Minizzle won the 2023 Country Championships final. Image: Bradley Photos.

Racing NSW today announced the 2024 dates and venues for the Newhaven Park 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,” said Racing NSW Chief Executive, Mr Peter V’landys AM. 

“This will be the tenth running in 2024 which is being marked by prizemoney for the Final increasing to $1 million.”

The qualifying series in 2024 will again be run on six Sundays, two Saturdays, and a Friday. 

The full list of Newhaven Park Country Championships dates can be found in the table below.

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

The series then features another doubleheader on the weekend of 24 and 25 February 2024 at Tuncurry-Forster (Mid North Coast) and Mudgee (Central Districts). 

Moruya again hosts the South East qualifier on Sunday, 3 March 2024, followed by Tamworth on Sunday, 10 March 2024, with the regional qualifiers again finishing in the Western region at Coonamble on Sunday, 17 March 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, 22 March 2024. The Southern Wild Card is to be held at Goulburn on Sunday, 24 March 2024. 

For more information, please contact Mr Peter V’landys AM, Racing NSW Chief Executive, by telephoning (02) 9551 7556.