Hawkesbury Cup Day gallops into 17th year on Saturday – over $1.4m in prize money on 10 race card
Now in its 17th successful year of running since beginning in 2006, Hawkesbury Cup Day has proved a major success and featured some of Australia’s best trainers, jockeys and horses, led by World Champion Sprinter Chautauqua, plus, Zoustar, Alverta, Fravashi and Solicit among many others.
2021 Cup Winner, Archedemus
Prize money this year is at $1.4 million, headlined by the $200,000 Group 3 Richmond Club Hawkesbury Gold Cup 1600m, and the $200,000 Group 3 Blacktown Workers Club Group Hawkesbury Guineas 1400m.
This year sees Hawkesbury Race Club host a 10 race card which also features the $175,000 Pioneer Services Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown 1300m for Fillies and Mares, and the Listed Hawkesbury XXXX Gold Rush 1100m for quality sprinters. There’s also a new Midway Benchmark Handicap Race.
Richmond Club has come back again as inaugural sponsor.
A HRC spokesperson said, “we’re delighted that CEO Kimberley Talbot recommended to her Board to continue their outstanding support of our club by sponsoring the Hawkesbury Gold Cup this year”.
Other Cup Day sponsors also returnin for 2022 are Blacktown Workers Club Group, St Johns Bowling Park Club, Living Turf, XXXX Gold, and TAB.
Local business, Blakes Marine, are also on board – they have been a continual sponsor of Hawkesbury Cup Day for the past 16 years.
“After what has been a very difficult start to 2022 with flooding in the Hawkesbury region, we are very grateful for the support and looking forward to a much needed day of celebration, racing, fashion and great hospitality,” said the Club’s spokesperson.
Off the track, HRC’s chef has designed a banquet menu offering hot and cold seafood entrée, a selection of buffet mains, followed by a sweet tasting plate, cheese stations and afternoon race day mini pies.
There will also be live music, food trucks, and of course fashions on the field.
Gates open 10am on Saturday with Function Rooms opening from 11am, with the first race at 11:15am.
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