NSW: Bonus Final for the 2021 TAB Regional Championships

18 November 2020
 Driver Brett Hutchings winning the 2020 TAB Western Regional Championship Final with Terryrama at Bathurst.

Driver Brett Hutchings winning the 2020 TAB Western Regional Championship Final with Terryrama at Bathurst. Photo by Coffee Photography & Framing

THE Group One TAB Regional Championships across New South Wales will be back bigger and better next year.

Flowing on from the success of the inaugural series – the creation a catalyst of COVID-19 - the same concept will be adopted for 2021 with the welcome addition of the ultimate state grand final worth $100,000 in stakes.

Named ‘The TAB State Final’, the field will be composed of horses that place in the Regional Championship Finals and will be held at Tabcorp Park Menangle on May 29.

Prior to this, Heats, Consolations and $100,000 Regional Championship Finals will also be held throughout May at the Bathurst, Newcastle, Menangle and Wagga tracks (see schedule below).

“Out of adverse circumstances our participants have been the beneficiaries of a series of races which will deliver rewards to a greater number of participants and for that I must thank the Tabcorp executive” HRNSW John Dumesny said.

“Faced with the doom of the coronavirus pandemic Tabcorp’s managing director of wagering and media Adam Rytenskild was solid behind the plan to give the industry participants a lift in such daunting times”

“What is even more pleasing is that Tabcorp have confirmed its support of the Regional Championships for an extended period of time, well past the original three years.”

“This half million dollars series of Group One races for lower grade horses is not available anywhere else in Australia and is another example of the benefits of racing in the premier State . . . NSW.”

Eligibility into these races is for Australian bred pacers that are four-years-old or older with a National Rating Points up to 70.

Horses must be trained by a HRNSW licensed trainer from January 1, 2021, in accordance with the HRNSW Stable Return Policy.


2021 TAB Regional Championships Schedule 


Round 1 Heats - Bathurst May 5 (2260m)

Round 2 Heats - Bathurst May 12 (2260m)

Final & Consolation Wednesday 19 May (2260m)


Round 1 Heats - Newcastle May 7 (2030m)

Round 2 Heats - Newcastle May 14 (2030m)

Final & Consolation Saturday May 21(2030m)


Round 1 Heats - Menangle May 4 (2300m)

Round 2 Heats - Menangle May 11 (2300m)

Final & Consolation Saturday May 22 (2300m)


Round 1 Heats - Wagga May 7 (2270m)

Round 2 Heats - Wagga May 14 (2270m)

Final & Consolation Sunday May 23 (2270m)

The TAB State Final - Menangle May 29 (2400m)


For more information on the series head to www.hrnsw.com.au 


Harness Racing NSW (HRNSW) is the controlling body for harness racing in New South Wales with responsibility for commercial and regulatory management of the industry including 33 racing clubs across the State.  HRNSW is headed by a Board of Directors and is independent of Government.


SHAUN SNUDDEN | Manager Industry Development

(02) 9722 6600 • ssnudden@hrnsw.com.au


Related News

18 November 2020
Stars Set To Converge At The Creek
The 2020 summer carnival at ‘The Creek’ (Albion Park Harness Racing Club) is just over a week away. Spanning a three week window, the metropolitan club will conduct a host of features spearheaded by the Grand Circuit event, the Gr.1 $175,660 TAB Blacks A Fake (2680m) which is scheduled for...
17 November 2020
HBV members Ready To Run with Vicbred quality
Seven quality Vicbred lots bred by HBV members on offer in the Nutrien Equine Ready To Run sale this weekend ... CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE IN THE BARN The Barn is the new home of Victorian breeding.
17 November 2020
Retravision-Fremantle Cup Barrier Draw
Shockwave is the big winner from this morning’s Retravision-Fremantle Cup (2536m) barrier draw, coming up with barrier three for the Group 1 feature. The Ryan Bell-trained pacer had drawn less favourably than Chicago Bull at each of the pair’s four most recent clashes. However, it will be...
17 November 2020
NSW: It's all in the family
DAVID Hewitt justly speaks with pride of the achievements of his three sons Brad, Sam and Scott, who are all making names for themselves in the sport. It appears the entire extended Hewitt family were afforded the talent possessed by their patriarch Tom Hewitt and his legacy is certain to continue for...
Click for more