$60,000 Bonus On Offer

Challenge to win at Oamaru and Riccarton Park

The Oamaru Jockey Club is pleased to announce that it will pay a $60,000 bonus to the owner, or lessee in the case of a leased horse, of any horse that can win the Crombie and Price Oamaru Cup and the 122nd Winter Cup. (pictured Elfee who was in line for bonus last season)


The Crombie and Price Oamaru Cup, the feature race on the Oamaru Jockey Club calendar, is over the 1600 metres distance for a stake of $35,000.  It is to be held on Sunday 21 July 2019 at the Oamaru Racecourse.


The 122nd Winter Cup is to run two weeks later on Saturday 3 August 2019 at the Canterbury Jockey Club’s Riccarton Park Racecourse on the first day of the Grand National Festival of Racing.  A Group 3 race, it is also over 1600 metres for a total stake of $100,000.


Entries for the 122nd Winter Cup will close at 4pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019.  A late entry clause applies and closes on Wednesday 17 July 2019, four days before the Crombie and Price Oamaru Cup.


The winner or winners of the Crombie and Price Oamaru Cup will be exempt from the ballot in the 122nd Winter Cup.


In the unlikely event of dead-heats the bonus will be divided evenly between the dead-heaters.


Should either of the two races not be held for whatever reason the bonus will not apply.


Should the ownership and/or lease arrangement change between the runnings of the two races the bonus will be paid to the owner or lessee at the time of the running of the 122nd Winter Cup.


For further information contact Rebecca Adlam, Chief Executive Oamaru Jockey Club 021 936 603 or Tim Mills, Chief Executive Canterbury Jockey Club 027 430 0208.