The NSW GBOTA is delighted to announce that this year’s Gunnedah Cup meeting on Sunday, June 6, 2010 will again receive TAB coverage and be broadcast on Sky Channel.
NSW GBOTA Deputy Chairman and Gunnedah Club President, Geoff Rose said that last year’s Cup meeting was an outstanding success with high quality nominations and triple the normal crowd.
TAB/Sky Coverage allows the Gunnedah Club to again showcase the feature race on its annual calendar, the Chief Havoc GRNSW Country Challenge Cup Final, before a national audience.
“Last year’s crowd was the biggest I have seen since the 1980’s and our trading figures were outstanding,” Rose said.
“Cup day on the June 6 Sunday is part of a four meeting carnival – race dates are May 22 and 29, June 6 and 12 with $40,000 in prize money to be distributed,” Rose added.
The Gunnedah track provides grass track racing over 347m, 440m 512m and 576m.
“The Gunnedah Cup is part of the highly successful GRNSW Country Challenge series and heats will be staged on Saturday evening, May 29. The June 6 final will be run in the twilight slot and will carry $4,000 to the winner.
“Also on June 6, with the support of the local hotels, we are delighted to be able to offer the same purse for the winner of the Gunnedah and District Hoteliers Challenge Final over 347m.
“A bookmaker will be in attendance at all meetings during the carnival and besides the full TAB coverage on June 6 the supporting meetings of the carnival will have full cross-code totalisator services,” Rose concluded.
NSW GBOTA Executive Officer, Brenton Scott, said the TAB and Sky coverage of the Gunnedah Cup meeting continued a desire on the part of the NSW GBOTA to see TAB racing expanded in the south, central and north west of NSW.
“This year we were delighted to have Temora’s annual Cup meeting provided with TAB/Sky coverage for the first time and the continued coverage of Gunnedah’s flagship event makes for gratifying progress in showcasing our country racing to national audiences,” Scott stated.