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Dates & Venues confirmed for 2022 Country Championships Series

  • The dates have been set for the 2022 Newhaven Park Country Championships Series in New South Wales
  • Heats for the Country Championships start on February 12
  • Full details & dates can be found below
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Art Cadeau winning the 2021 Country Championships Final at Randwick. (Getty)
Bets.com.au Staff 23 Nov 2021
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Racing NSW has announced the 2022 dates and venues for the $1.6 million Country Championships Series.

The Country Championships series in 2022 will again be run on six Sundays and two Saturday's before culminating in a $500,000 Final at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

The series commences with a double header on the weekend of February 12 and 13 at Coffs Harbour (Northern Rivers) and Nowra (South East).

The full list of Country Championships qualifiers are:


  • February 12, 2022  - Saturday - Coffs Harbour, Northern Rivers
  • February 13, 2022 - Sunday - Nowra, South East
  • February 19, 2022 - Saturday - Wagga Wagga, Southern Districts
  • February 20, 2022 - Sunday - Taree, Mid North Coast
  • February 27, 2022 - Sunday - Mudgee, Central Districts
  • March 6, 2022 - Sunday - Tamworth, Hunter & North West
  • March 13, 2022 - Sunday - Coonamble, Western
  • March 20, 2022 - Sunday - Scone, Wild Card
  • April 2, 2022 - Saturday - Royal Randwick, Final

The field for The Country Championships Final at Royal Randwick will include 16 starters, which are the first two finishers in each regional qualifying race and the Wild Card.

Each qualifying heat is worth $150,000 in total, barring the Wild Card event which is a $50,000 race.

Country Championships Final Winners:


Year
Winner
Trainer
Jockey
2015ArtleeTodd WillanMitchell Bell
2016Clearly InnocentGreg BennettTommy Berry
2017Free StandingCathleen RodeBlake Shinn
2018VictoremJenny GrahamBen Looker
2019Noble BoyTodd BlowesHugh Bowman
2020Gracie BelleMatthew DunnKerrin McEvoy
2021Art CadeauTerry RobinsonTommy Berry
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