Country Championships Wildcard

Country Championships Wild Card


Sunday 21st March 2021

The Newhaven Park Country Championships

Muswellbrook will again host the final Country Championship Heat in 2021 with the Wildcard on Sunday 21st March.
Horses that have not achieved a top 2 finish in a Regional heat will have a final chance to qualify in the Wildcard for the $500,000 final at Royal Randwick. Last year's Wildcard winner was the Todd Howlett trained Two Big Fari.
Other features on the day include the $40,000 Godolphin Tiara and $30,000 Australian Bloodstock Starmaker 2yo.

This will be a family friendly event with activations planned to compliment our great country racing including Jumping Castle and Petting Zoo for our youngest race goers. The day is also in support of Muswellbrook Junior Rugby League who will be operating the BBQ on the day as part of our Community Support Program.

The country charm of racing at Muswellbrook has not been lost despite the relative close proximity to the cities of Newcastle and Sydney. Just a short drive of 3 hrs from Sydney and you can experience the way country racing should be. Why not make a weekend of it and experience a host of other events and attractions in late March including Winery and Stud Tours and the Upper Hunter Show.
Muswellbrook Cup Day is scheduled just 5 days later on Friday 26th March!

We will be operating under strict Covid-19 restrictions which need to be observed by all that attend. We are required to record the details of all race goers upon entry for Covid-19 compliance with the mandatory Services NSW QR Code registration system.

General Admission Tickets and Group Lunch Packages on sale now!!

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Race Day Details

Gates Open: 12.00 noon

Gate Entry: $10 Adults, Kids u/18 Free

First Race: TBC

Last Race: TBC

Race program: Click here


What you can bring into our grounds

  • Fold up chairs, picnic rugs and picnic food can be brought into the grounds.

  • Water only, must be in sealed (un-opened) bottles.NO GLASS!

  • No BYO alcohol. No marquees or other structures allowed.

  • Security inspect all bags that enter the grounds.


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