Riverina Championships Shift to Family-Friendly Easter Saturday Timeslot

11 January 2022

The Riverina Four and Five-Year-Old Championships will shift to a family-friendly Easter Saturday night schedule of fun and entertainment on and off the track.

It will deliver a jam-packed program of quality racing, highlighted the running of two $100,000 Group 1 finals on 16 April.

The Riverina Championships have emerged as one of the most sought after titles in New South Wales racing following the highly-successful debut of the format last year.

It came on the back of a COVID-enforced year-long delay to the launch of the innovative concept.

“After the frustration of having to cancel the inaugural running of the Riverina Championships we could not have been happier with how the public responded and really embraced the event last year,” HRNSW Chief Executive John Dumesny said.

“It has well and truly established itself as one of the marquee family events on the Easter weekend.”

“So we’re delighted to confirm it is back and this year we’re confident with a shift to twilight racing it will be even bigger and better in 2022.”

The Championships will commence with heats at one of the state’s premier race tracks, the Riverina Paceway in Wagga on Friday, 8 April.

The Easter Saturday program will also feature two Consolation Finals worth $14,500 to the winning connections.

Riverina Paceway Chief Executive Greg Gangle said preparations were already underway for this year’s event.

“We are thrilled to be hosting another Easter Carnival in 2022. The Riverina Championships have been a wonderful initiative and we will continue to build on last year’s incredible success,” Mr Gangle said.

“This event will offer something for the entire family and will feature some of the best horses in the sport. It’s a can’t miss event on the racing schedule.”

The full race conditions are available on the HRNSW website by CLICKING HERE


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