COUNTRY SERIES ON ‘HOLD’ DURING PANDEMIC
The Club Menangle Country Series has been one of the real success
stories of harness racing in New South Wales, with trainers able to
compete for some big money on country tracks before contesting an even
richer final at Australia’s premier track, Tabcorp Park Menangle.
And while harness racing has followed strict protocols to enable racing to
continue during the current pandemic, moving between regions has
become a major hurdle for all stables.
For that reason, Club Menangle has made the logical decision to postpone
the Country Series for the immediate future as the whole of Sydney and
environs struggles to get on top of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Club Menangle had been able to revitalise the Country Series following
last year’s lockdown, and plans were already in place to introduce a
‘mares only’ Country Series to complement the current series, which has
now been run so successfully for several years.
Country trainers, many with a lifelong ambition to train [or drive] a
winner at Menangle, get the opportunity to qualify a horse to race there
after, winning a specified race at one of our major provincial circuits.
That alone, guarantees that the series will return.
“Club Menangle is fully aware of how important the series is to our
country participants and the club intends to recommence the series as
soon as safely possible,” said Club Menangle General Manager of Racing
Operations, David Wonson.
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RELEASE: Friday 30 July 2021
SEPTEMBER 2021 SERIES – 4YO+. NR UP TO 62
Wagga (A) 3rd September
Newcastle (A) 3rd September
Leeton (B) 7th September
Bathurst (A) 8th September
Parkes (B) 10th September
Final TPM 18th September
OCTOBER 2021 SERIES – 4YO +. NR UP TO 55.
Tamworth (A) 23rd September
Bathurst (A) 29th September
Wagga (A) 1st October
Newcastle (A) 1st October
Eugowra (A) 4th October
Final TPM 9th October
NOVEMBER 2021 SERIES – 4YO+. NR UP TO 60.
West Wyalong (A) 29th October
Newcastle (A) 5th November
Griffith (A) 6th November
Wagga (A) 12th November
Blayney (A) 14th November
Final TPM 20th November
DEC 2021 SERIES – 4YO+ NR UP TO 50, ALSO NO MORE THAN 1 LTW
Goulburn (A) 29th November
Tamworth (A) 2nd December
Bathurst (A) 8th December
Wagga (A) 10th December
Newcastle (A) 11th December
Final TPM 18th December