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TAB Editors’ Challenge Country Winner To Be Unveiled

The running of this Saturday’s $400,000 Country Championships Final at Royal Randwick will also provide a winner in the 2017 TAB Editors’ Challenge.

TAB Editors’ Challenge Country Winner To Be Unveiled

The running of this Saturday’s $400,000 Country Championships Final at Royal Randwick will also provide a winner in the 2017 TAB Editors’ Challenge.

The Challenge was created on the back of the runaway success of the inaugural Country & Provincial Championships Series two years ago.

With the Series attracting such a widespread following right around NSW, relevant newspaper editors were invited to ‘support their local horses’ that were heading to Royal Randwick to do battle in the two Finals of the Country & Provincial sectors.


TAB registered its support for the Editors’ Challenge and sponsored both the Country and Provincial Finals whereby the first and second horses home (first three in the Provincials) in each newspaper’s region, would then be running for the newspaper’s favourite charity in the Final.

Last year TAB generously gave $5000 to the each of the two Final winners, namely Clearly Innocent (Scone Advocate) whose selected charity was Aberdeen Men's Shed, and Danish Twist (Illawarra Mercury) with their $5000 cheque going to Friends of Wollongong Botanic Garden.

TAB also announced it would give a further $500 to each charity should their runners not win either Final. Following are the Country newspapers and their respective charities.

2017 TAB COUNTRY EDITORS' CHALLENGE

2017 TAB COUNTRY EDITORS' CHALLENGE

Venue

Winner & runner-up (TAB fixed odds for Final)

Newspaper

Charity

Grafton

1st-Perfect Dare ($3.50 fav)

Grafton Examiner

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

 

2nd-Free Standing ($51)

Grafton Examiner

Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Goulburn

1st-Pumpkin Pie ($4.60)

Goulburn Post

Rural Fire Service / State Emergency Service

 

2nd-Steel Frost ($15)

Goulburn Post

Rural Fire Service / State Emergency Service

Dubbo

1st-Stoneyrise ($26)

Dubbo Liberal

Rotary Club of Dubbo

 

2nd-Not For Export ($101)

Dubbo Liberal

Rotary Club of Dubbo

Taree

1st-Cogliere ($11)

Manning River Times

Can Assist Manning Valley

 

2nd-Shotgun Roulette  ($15)

Manning River Times

Can Assist Manning Valley

Scone

1st-Caerless Choice ($11)

Scone Advocate

Where There's A Will Foundation

 

2nd-Nic's Vendetta ($15)

Scone Advocate

Where There's A Will Foundation

 

 

Venue

Winner & runner-up (TAB fixed odds for Final)

Newspaper

Charity

Wellington

1st-Distinctive Look ($15)

Wellington Times

Wellington Information & Neighbourhood Services

 

2nd-Galaxy Warrior ($15)

Wellington Times

Wellington Information & Neighbourhood Services

Albury

1st-Lautaro ($26)

Border Mail

Albury-Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust

 

2nd-Forever Newyork ($51)

Border Mail

Albury-Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre Trust

Scone*

1st-Pelerin ($15)

Muswellbrook Chronicle

Red Door Community Kitchen

 

2nd-After All That ($15)

Muswellbrook Chronicle

Red Door Community Kitchen

*Wild Card transferred from Muswellbrook due to wet weather

HONOUR ROLL

2016 Scone Advocate - CLEARLY INNOCENT (Aberdeen Men's Shed)

2015 Muswellbrook Chronicle - ARTLEE (Cancer Council)

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