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Racing NSW today announced the inaugural running of ‘The Kosciuszko’ for country trained horses to be run at Randwick on the same day as the $13m The Everest (1200m) on October 13.

The Danny Williams trained Don't Give A Damn, above, could be a contender for The Kosciuszko at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Danny Williams trained Don’t Give A Damn, above, could be a contender for The Kosciuszko at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Kosciuszko will have prizemoney of $1.3 million and will be run over 1200m under set weights and penalty conditions with eligibility restricted to horses trained in Country NSW as at 18 July 2018.

Racing NSW released the following statement detailing the conditions of The Kosciuszko which will allow the public to participate with the purchase of $5 tickets that could see them win a share in one of the twelve runners.

“Through a joint venture promotion with the Australian Hotels Association (‘AHA’), Tabcorp (‘TAB’) and Racing NSW, members of the public will be able to buy $5.00 tickets to win a chance to own a part share in a horse for The Kosciuszko race.

“Tickets in the Kosciuszko promotion will be exclusively sold at all NSW AHA hotels that feature a TAB outlet. Tickets can be purchased at the TAB Electronic Betting Terminals in the same way as a normal TAB ticket.

“Also, selected hotels will have dedicated Eftpos terminals that will exclusively sell the Kosciuszko tickets.

“There will be 12 winning tickets drawn. Each winning ticket holder will then have an entry in The Kosciuszko and can select a NSW country trained horse to race in their entry, subject to agreeing with the horse’s owners as to how they will share the prizemoney for the race.

“Racing NSW can assist the winning ticket holders in identifying horses for selection. Tickets in the Kosciuszko promotion go on sale on Thursday 19 July 2018 and the draw will be held on 14 September 2018.”

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.