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Racing New South Wales announces new prizemoney increases

Racing New South Wales announces new prizemoney increases

4 Apr, 2012

RacingNSW Chairman John Messara today announced the largest prize money increases in the history for NSW Racing as a result of the High Court’s decision to support the Race Fields Legislation.

The High Court ruled in favour of RacingNSW after a long drawn out battle by corporate bookmakers who challenged the validity of the legislation.…

Provincial Clubs Clash Over NSW Scheduling

Provincial Clubs Clash Over NSW Scheduling

14 Feb, 2012

Racing NSW faces some fierce debate over the coming weeks and months with more and more clubs staking claim to the lucrative Saturday meetings.

Wyong, Gosford and Hawkesbury are all pushing more a bigger share of the pie with Newcastle and Kembla Grange the main two under threat.

The success of the Hawkesbury standalone Saturday …

BMW Australia joins up with Sydney Carnival

BMW Australia joins up with Sydney Carnival

9 Feb, 2012

BMW Australia have cemented their long term commitment to Sydney Racing with the announcement that the 2012 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival will be officially named ‘The BMW Sydney Carnival’.

Long term sponsors BMW Australia finalised a new sponsorship with the Carnival’s stakeholders, the Australian Turf Club, Racing NSW and Destination NSW which includes naming rights …

Warwick Farm Washout Costs $8M

Warwick Farm Washout Costs $8M

6 Feb, 2012

As the TAB, ATC and Racing NSW continue to count the cost of abandoning Saturday’s feature meeting at Warwick Farm there’s no doubt it’s been a massive blow.

Estimates say around $8 million in turnover was lost and the autumn carnival has been put on the back foot before it’s even begun.

The Warwick Farm …

NSW Night Racing In Need Of Revamp

NSW Night Racing In Need Of Revamp

3 Feb, 2012

There’s no doubt that the concept of night racing as a whole is a good one and it presents a very real new revenue stream for clubs.

Victoria has seen the opportunity for years and the expansion of their night racing program across Moonee Valley and Cranbourne this year shows just how much investment they’re …

Sydney Hoops In Golden Age Of Talent

Sydney Hoops In Golden Age Of Talent

6 Jan, 2012

Chief steward of Racing NSW Ray Murrihy has just about seen it all throughout his 16 years at the top of the game but never has he witnessed a plethora of talent quite like this.

He’s referring to the level of jockeys across the state, particularly in Sydney where this season they’ll fight out arguably …

Newcastle Gets Green Light For Boxing Day

Newcastle Gets Green Light For Boxing Day

15 Dec, 2011

The troubles at Newcastle’s Broadmeadow surface appear to be over with stewards and jockeys declaring the track good to go.

While a final decision won’t be made until after two more trials on Monday it looks as if the Newcastle Jockey Club will be able to keep their Boxing Day meeting.

The track has been …

Racing Victoria’s Wallet Not Shut Yet

Racing Victoria’s Wallet Not Shut Yet

13 Dec, 2011

Racing Victoria says there could be more joy coming for stakeholders across the state as they keep the door open on further prize money increases.

Last week they announced a $15 million package to be used across both the city and country and current estimates suggest that could be doubled.

All of this hinges though …

BOBs Scheme Given Tick Of Approval

BOBs Scheme Given Tick Of Approval

9 Dec, 2011

Ask just about any owner or trainer at country or provincial level and they’ll tell you that without their local bonus scheme many in the industry would be forced out.

It’s called a different name in each state and has slight differences in application but effectively the focus is the same, to reward those that …

NSW Apprentices Leading The Way

NSW Apprentices Leading The Way

9 Dec, 2011

We’ve had a steady flow of stories all year in regards to the sensational performances of apprentices in the country with many coming out of New South Wales.

Just this week we highlighted how Chad Schofield had ridden out his 3kg claim and looked destined for big things.

Now though our suspicions have been confirmed, …