Country Cups Championship set to launch

Wairio’s Cup Day on 22 December ushers in the start of the annual Country Cups Championship across New Zealand. This season sees the second time the respective championships (North Island, Canterbury and Southern) will be run without a final but the winners being those that accrue the most points in Cups races throughout the season.

The winners of each championship receive $6,000 first prize and a commemorative Dress Rug. Prizes are also on offer for the second and third place-getters.

The Canterbury Country Cups Championship commences with the Westport Cup on Boxing Day and that race is worth additional Cups points as one of the pre-determined features. This year’s Westport Cup also has the added attraction of a $5,000 draw after the race. All non-winning horses in the race are in to win that prize.

In The North Island 11 Country Cups races are lead-off by the Te Aroha meeting on January 12 and conclude, as is tradition with the Hawera Cup in April.

For more information on the Country Cups Races click here

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