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 “Winter Country Classic Series”

As outlined below in detail, the series will be held over our two race meetings on the 27th of May and the14th of June 2019 and restricted to Country only trained horses.

 It is the vision of the club that this series will become an iconic series to The City of Dubbo Turf Club and racing in the Central West. We have deliberately restricted it to country only trained horses with the aim of supporting the participants and ultimately strengthening the industry in this area.

 The Series;

Qualifying Heats

Monday 27th May 2019

Heat One, F & M, BM 58 Handicap (1300 Meters)

  • Country Trained Horses only

  • Bobs Bonus Available

Heat Two, C,G & E, BM 58 Handicap (1300 Meters)

  • Country trained horses only

The “Winter Country Classic” final.

 Friday 14th June 2019 Showcase Meeting

  •  BM 58 Handicap (1300 Meters), no age or sex restriction

  • 14 Qualifiers from the heats from Dubbo 27 MAY 19

  • Bobs Bonus Available

  • Country trained horses Only

 We have sponsorship opportunities available for series naming rights.



The Australian Turf Club Foundation has today awarded its first round of drought relief funds to racing industry participants across several towns in the State’s Central and Western Districts.

Thoroughbred trainers in Nyngan, Trangie, Narromine, Dubbo, Gligandra, Coonamble, Cobar and Cuttabri will receive bales of hay and Walgett Jockey Club will receive funds for the provision of water in the worst affected areas.

The first stage has already seen more than $60,000 raised by the Australian Turf Club Foundation through the sale of merchandise on racecourses, saddle cloth auctions and a percentage of prizemoney won by the ATC’s runner Osborne Bulls in the 2018 TAB Everest at Royal Randwick.

Aussie Helpers, an organization which aids drought relief, has also helped to raise and distribute the funds.

Racing NSW, Godolphin as slot partners in the TAB Everest with the Australian Turf Club, and the NSW Trainers Association have also been supporters of the Foundation’s first round of relief.

Trainers linked to the Dubbo Turf Club as well as the provision of water to Walgett Jockey Club will be among the first major beneficiaries.

Australian Turf Club Foundation Chairman Phil Morley said the foundation was announced in October 2018 to oversee collections and programs for charitable organisations to enhance the Club’s support of racing in NSW communities.

“The Australian Turf Club is proud of its role as NSW’s principal thoroughbred racing club and is very pleased to be able to help other racing clubs across the State,’’ Mr Morley said.

“This drought has been one of the worst in living memory for so many people and the ATC Foundation wanted to make it a first priority with these initial funds.

“We will continue to invite expressions of interest from NSW thoroughbred racing clubs and participants for the allocation of future funds raised by our customers and racing fans.’’