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Newhaven Sponsor Country Championships Final
Newhaven Park has signed an agreement with Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club to sponsor The Country Championships Final to be held at Royal Randwick on Day One of the Championships (1 April, 2017). The Country Championships offers $1.5 million in prize money and was developed to include horses trained by country trainers, in country areas. The series includes seven qualifying races worth $150,000, a 'Wild Card' race of $50,000, and a $400,000 Final. "The Country Championships is an exciting and innovative concept by Racing NSW and we are thrilled to be associated with it," Newhaven Park's John Kelly said. "The health of country racing is a barometer of all racing and it is important that we protect and nurture the grass roots of our industry." Kelly added: "The race series and the increases in prize money has had an amazing effect on the psyche of the racegoer, whether they be a breeder, an owner, a trainer or anyone involved. There is a positiveness that I have not seen ever before in the industry and it is a concept Newhaven Park and our family would like to support wholeheartedly."