Hawkesbury Race Club has changed the date of the $150,000 Group 3-Panthers Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) to set-up a procession of three big NSW provincial cups.
The Hawkesbury Gold Cup was formerly run on Oaks day in November but the directors of HRC voted to move the race onto their program on August 22. The race is now placed to act as a lead-up to the Group I-Epsom Handicap as well as a stepping stone to the $150,000 Listed-Wyong Gold Cup (2100m) on September 6 and the $200,000 Group 3-Newcastle Cup (2300m) on September 19.
Following is the program for Thursday, 22 August 2013:-
$25,000 Maiden S/W 1100m
$25,000 Maiden S/W 1300m
$25,000 Maiden Handicap 1500m
$35,000 3yo Benchmark 65 Handicap 1300m
$35,000 Benchmark 75 Handicap 2000m
$40,000 Benchmark 75 Handicap 1100m
$50,000 Ted McCabe Memorial Cup Class 4 1500m
$150,000 Panthers Hawkesbury Gold Cup (Gr 3) 1600m
Source : Hawkesbury Race Club