Dubbo Country Championship – 22nd March 2015

Special Guests: Nic Westaway, Home and Away
Win: a VIP Experience to The Championships in Sydney
Gates Open: 12 noon
General Admission: $10.00, pensioners $5.00
Entertainment: Live music by Kelly Ellen, fashions on the field, family activities including jumping castle & face painting

Phone: 02 6882 1044 | www.dubboturfclub.com.au

Home and Away star Nic Westaway will be the special guest at Dubbo Turf Club for its The Championships Country Series qualifying race on Sunday, March 22.

Westaway, who plays the role of Kyle Braxton in the Channel 7 hit show, grew up in Western Australia where he attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts before moving to Sydney in 2012 to land the role of Kyle.

Dubbo will host the seventh and final $100,000 qualifying race with first and second in its Country Series event joining the other 12 qualifiers for The Championships Country Series Final, worth $300,000 at Royal Randwick on April 4.

At each of The Championships Country Series racedays, the race club will host a designated ‘Racing and Grazing’ area that provides patrons with a free gourmet barbeque.

The live entertainment at Dubbo will be performed by musician Kelly Ellen while the ever-popular Fashions on the Field will be hotly contested.

And there will be plenty of kid’s activities including face painting and the jumping castle.

Dubbo Turf Club CEO, Vince Gordon said he was expecting a successful day: “It’s going to be a huge day,” Gordon said.

“The whole city is looking forward to it and the racing community is right behind the Country Championships Series concept.

“We want this to be successful. It’s a once-in-a-year chance for our trainers to compete for this sort of prizemoney and we’re looking forward to a big crowd on the day.”

The NSW Government has thrown its support behind The Championships in only its second year, investing $10 million and ensuring the series is up there with the best in the world.

This year’s The Championships will be held on Saturday, April 4 and 11, at Royal Randwick, where the 12 grand finals of Australian Thoroughbred racing will be centre stage, incorporating eight Group 1 events as well as the initial Provincial and Country Championships.