Saturday 5 December
The Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association (HTBA) have secured the naming rights to the 2021 Muswellbrook Gold Cup in March after winning the draw at last night’s Gold Sponsors Gala Dinner evening.
The annual event brings together a diverse range of Hunter businesses all hoping to win the $150,000 Gold Cup and all the benefits of being the naming rights holder to one of the most prominent Country Cups in Australian thoroughbred racing.
Muswellbrook Race Club CEO Duane Dowell was thrilled with the response to the Gold Sponsors Club this year despite the many challenges faced by businesses.
“When Covid hit earlier in the year we really thought the Gold Sponsors Club would suffer with reduced businesses however we nearly hit last year’s mark which is a great result”
“44 businesses were involved this year which speaks volume for the resilience of local businesses and the value and enjoyment that this networking club provides.”
“I can’t thank all our sponsors enough, they are amazing and we are so grateful to have all their support”
MRC Chairman John Sunderland also made mention of the importance of this group.
“Our sponsors are an integral part of the success of our race club and we appreciate their patience and support over what has been a challenging period for us all.”
The HTBA is an organisation devoted to fostering and promoting the thoroughbred breeding industry in the Hunter Valley and have been part of the Gold Sponsors Club since its inception in 2014.
Other businesses to secure naming rights races on Muswellbrook Cup Day included Widden Stud, Warren Turner Electrical and Vinery Stud.
The always popular Fashions on the Field auction attracted spirited bidding with Raine & Horne Muswellbrook and the Muswellbrook RSL Club joining forces to secure those naming rights on Ladies Day for $6000.
The $150,000 HTBA Muswellbrook Gold Cup is scheduled for Friday 26th March 2021 with tickets to go on sale in late January.
Pictured: MRC Chairman John Sunderland & Julianne Christopher HTBA