Country Championships Wildcard

Country Championships Wildcard


Sunday 22nd March 2020

Coming Soon!

Muswellbrook will again host the final Country Championship Heat in 2020 with the Wildcard on Sunday 22nd 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 Blowes trained Noble Boy who then went on to win the Final in great style!
Other features on the day include the $40,000 Godolphin Tiara and $30,000 Aquis Starmaker 2yo.
Promoted as a community race day, there will be free kids entertainment and plenty of other activations on the day including the popular Footy Codes Sprint.
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 weekend getaway in the beautiful Upper Hunter.
Country Championships Wildcard Day kicks off an exciting week of racing at Muswellbrook culminating in Muswellbrook Cup Day on Friday 27th March.
The town is rich in mining resources, yet is also surrounded by beautiful wineries and Australia’s finest thoroughbred breeding establishments. There is something for everyone! Plan your Upper Hunter getaway now!

Race Day Details

Gates Open: 12.00 noon

First Race: TBC

Last Race: TBC


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.