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Prizemoney Increases For Grafton Cup Carnival

The Clarence River Jockey Club has announced a big boost to prizemoney across all levels of the Grafton Cup carnival in July.

Prizemoney Increases For Grafton Cup Carnival

The Clarence River Jockey Club has announced a big boost to prizemoney across all levels of the Grafton Cup carnival in July.

CRJC chief executive Michael Beattie said the decision to increase stakes for support races will make the carnival a destination event for stables from around NSW and interstate.

“We are trying to do is make the July Carnival a destination horses of all classes.


“Stables can bring a team and target different races and we are trying to fit in with races from Queensland,” Beattie said.

“The carnival offers many options with prizemoney above the normal standard.

“We are sure the increases will be well received and will continue to make Grafton in July the best country carnival in NSW.”

Prizemoney for the feature Ramornie Handicap and Grafton Cup remain at $160,000 but all races on Grafton Cup Cup Day on July 12 will be for a minimum of $40,000 with five of the eight events now offering prize money of $45000 or more.

The Grafton Guineas rises from $50,000 to $80,000 with the winner also eligible for a $50,000 Inglis bonus if sold by the sale company.

The Grafton BIG Maiden will return to its place as the richest maiden in NSW outside the metropolitan area with $45,000 in prizemoney.

Ramornie Handicap day has also been given a prizemoney upgrade with a $40000 country only maiden over 1000m added to the program.

The Grafton Cup carnival covers five race meetings in 10 days from July 5 to July 15. The increases in prizemoney see the carnival now race for prize money of almost $1.4 million dollars.

CRJC Chairman Graeme Green said “it is a pleasure to be able to increase prizemoney to the new levels especially when it is able to be spread over so many different events.”

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