2022 Newhaven Park Country Championships

Launched in 2015, the inaugural Country Championships proved a resounding success for the racing industry and generated unprecedented interest and coverage.

An initiative of Racing NSW, The Country Championships was created to support and promote NSW racing in country areas, ensuring that horses from across the state are part of The Championships in Sydney in the autumn.

About The Series

  • The Newhaven Park Country Championships consists of a series of seven races, each held at a club representing one racing region in NSW.
  • Each race will be worth $150,000 in prizemoney and will be contested by eligible horses that must be under the care of a country trainer in that region.
  • An eighth ‘Wild Card’ race, worth $50,000, will be held to provide one more opportunity for horses to qualify for the final that have already contested an earlier heat.
  • The first and second horse in each regional race will qualify for the $500,000 Newhaven Park Country Championships final to be held at Royal Randwick in Sydney on Day 1 of The Championships, Saturday 2 April 2022.
DATE VENUE DISTANCE REGION
Saturday
12 February
Coffs Harbour 1400m Northern Rivers
Sunday
13 February
Nowra 1400m South East
Saturday
19 February
Wagga Wagga 1400m Southern Districts
Sunday
20 February
Taree 1400m Mid North Coast
Sunday
27 February
Mudgee 1400m Central Districts
Sunday
6 March
Tamworth 1400m Hunter & North West
Sunday
13 March
Coonamble 1400m Western
Sunday
20 March
Scone 1400m Wild Card
Saturday
2 April
ROYAL RANDWICK 1400m THE NEWHAVEN PARK COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL