Summer racing heats up with the Tooheys Central Coast Carnival to hit Gosford

The Tooheys Central Coast Carnival

The Tooheys Central Coast Carnival

Summer racing heats up with the Tooheys Central Coast Carnival to hit Gosford

Published on 03 Dec 2018

The Entertainment Grounds is heading into the Summer racing season with a new look Summer Series and Central Coast Carnival proudly sponsored by Tooheys. The series includes a strong seven feature race programme boasting over $1.7 million in prize money.

This is the second year that we have adopted the carnival format instead of one feature raceday. We are lucky enough to hold a Group 3 and three listed races thus enabling us the quality to hold a decent racing spectacle. However we always review our programming with the view to improve both quality and quantity of the fields.

This year we have condensed our format from three days into two and moved the guineas, which is now scheduled to run three weeks earlier on the 28th December. The reason for the move was to allow the top three year olds the opportunity to run in this race before they try their hand at the Magic Millions. There is just over two weeks between the races which is sufficient time for a horse to run in both. Not to mention this year’s prizemoney has been increased $10,000 to $160,000 thanks to Racing NSW’s recently announced minimum increases.”

We have also increased the time between the class races so that it should allow for horses to progress through the series.” Lacey stated

Feature Race Programme

E-GROUP SECURITY RACEDAY – THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER 2018

Race Type Conditions Prizemoney
Class Series Class 2 Handicap 1100m – Runners exempt from ballot in the Cusick $50,000
7 Supporting Races Various Refer to RNSW Programme $35,000 each

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GOSFORD RSL BELLE OF THE TURF RACEDAY – FRIDAY 28 DECEMBER 2018

Race Type Conditions Prizemoney
Belle of the Turf Group 3 1600m – Fillies & Mares 3yo & up $160,000
Gosford Guineas Listed 1200m – 3yo & up $150,000
Class Series Class 3 Handicap 1100m – Runners exempt from ballot in the Cusick $50,000
4 Supporting Races Various Refer to RNSW Programme $35,000 each

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GOSFORD QUARRIES GOSFORD GOLD CUP – THURSDAY 17 JANUARY 2019

Race Type Conditions Prizemoney
Gold Cup Listed 2100m – 3yo & up $150,000
Takeover Target Listed 1200m – 3yo & up $150,000
Finale Class Series – MJ Cusick Class 4 1200m – Final of Class Series $65,000
4 Supporting Races Various Refer to RNSW Programme $35,000 each

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“I am also very pleased to welcome Tooheys into the fold as the naming partner for the entire event. They have seen the potential both locally and nationally in the carnival. The club has a long standing relationship with Tooheys and this sponsorship is a testament to that. All of our ‘Gold’ sponsors are still on board with Gosford Quarries sponsoring the Gosford Gold Cup, De Bortoli Wines sponsoring the Takeover Target and Gosford RSL taking ownership of the Belle of the Turf. Without these sponsors we wouldn’t be able to invest the level of prizemoney that we do.” Lacey concluded.

The Tooheys Central Coast Carnival runs through December and January. Various hospitality options and sponsorships are now available. Visit theentertainmentgrounds.com.au or contact the club on 02 4325 0461 or info@theeg.com.au for more information or to make a booking.

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Article written by:
Kristina Ayton from The Entertainment Grounds
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