BOOT RACE INCREASED TO $150,000
The 2018 Wellington Race Club has received a huge boost this week. The famous Wellington Boot 2yo Race has a received a $50,000 increase which could not have come at a better time according to Wellington Race Club President Ian Darney.
This race is our biggest attracton every year and with the money increased to $150,000 this will see more trainers attracted to the race club and the town. We are working really hard to make the Boot Carnival bigger and better next year with the help of the Committee and friends. The Wellington Boot Carnival will be held on the 7th & 8th of April 2018.
Racing NSW has also expanded the schedule of Showcase race meetings from 40 to 45 in 2017/18, upgrading five key country carnival race days to a minimum of $30,000 in prize money per race.
Almost all of these meetings will have one a race carrying prize money of $40,000 for horses who have not won a race and that are domiciled and trained in the NSW country area,” Mr V’landys said.