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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.

Media Contact
David Wonson
02 4645 2200 / 0438-398-251
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