BIG DANCE TO GET BIGGER AND BOOST TO CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 16, 2023
Racing NSW today announced that prizemoney will be increased for the Big
Dance and both the Country Championships and Provincial-Midway
The Big Dance, to be run at Royal Randwick on 7 November 2023 will now
carry prizemoney of $3 million, an increase of $1 million.
Qualifying for The Big Dance is through a series of Country Cups and the Wild Card race at
Royal Randwick in October.
Racing NSW Chairman Mr Russell Balding AO said: “The inaugural Big Dance race meeting in November 2022 was a tremendous success from the viewpoint of on-course participation, wagering and the build-up throughout the qualifying races.
“This prizemoney increase reflects that success and Racing NSW is confident that the race itself and the meeting will to continue develop in the years ahead.”
The Country Championships and Provincial-Midway Championships will be
staged for the tenth time in 2024 and prizemoney for those Finals will be
increased to $1 million, from $500,000.
“The Country Championships is now a highlight of the autumn in
its own right, delivering the Championships to locations throughout country
NSW. The Country Championships and Provincial-Midway Championships
are an important aspirational racing series.
“It is fitting that the prizemoney be increased from the tenth edition of the Finals for both
the Country Championships and Provincial-Midway Championships,” Mr Balding added.
The Country Championships Final will be run at Royal Randwick on
Saturday, 6 April 2024 and the Provincial-Midway Championships Final will
be held on Saturday, 13 April 2024.
For further information please contact Mr Peter V’landys AM by phone on
(02) 9551 7555.
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