Racing NSW today announced the 2022 dates and venues for the $1.6 million Newhaven Park Country Championships Series.
The Series in 2022 will again be run on six Sundays and two Saturdays before culminating in a $500,000 Final at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, 2 April 2022 on Day 1 of The Star Championships.
The Newhaven Park Country Championships commence with a double header on the weekend of 12 and 13 February 2022 at Coffs Harbour (Northern Rivers) and Nowra (South East). The second week of the series will also see back-to-back meetings at Wagga Wagga (Southern Districts) and Taree (Mid North Coast) on 19 and 20 February 2022.
The Central Districts qualifier will again be run at Mudgee on Sunday, 27 February 2022, and the Hunter and North-West qualifier a week later at Tamworth on Sunday, 6 March 2022. The regional qualifiers finish with the Western region qualifier being held for the third time at Coonamble on Sunday, 13 March 2022.
For the first time, the Wild Card race meeting is scheduled for Scone Racecourse on Sunday, 20 March 2022. The race distance will be 1400m, the Wild Card having previously been run over a distance of 1280m when held at Muswellbrook Racecourse.
The full list of Newhaven Park Country Championships dates is as follows:
|12 February 2022||Saturday||Coffs Harbour||Northern Rivers|
|13 February 2022||Sunday||Nowra||South East|
|19 February 2022||Saturday||Wagga Wagga||Southern Districts|
|20 February 2022||Sunday||Taree||Mid North Coast|
|27 February 2022||Sunday||Mudgee||Central Districts|
|6 March 2022||Sunday||Tamworth||Hunter & North West|
|13 March 2022||Sunday||Coonamble||Western|
|20 March 2022||Sunday||Scone||Wild Card|
|2 April 2022||Saturday||Royal Randwick||Final|