NZCIS Wellington Cup Country Cup Bonus

With the NZCIS Wellington Cup running on the 30th of January in 2021, the Wellington Racing Club wishes to embrace other Clubs in what is the biggest event in the Wellington Summer Calendar.

The WRC Committee believe the NZCIS Wellington Cup is an important part of New Zealand racing life and to support this proposition the Committee have decided that each year they will nominate up to 3 Country Cups within New Zealand to enable the winner to have automatic entry to the G3 $250,000 event.

Criteria will be:

  • 2,200 meters+
  • Country Cup
  • Last winner calibre
  • Likely calibre of qualifying event

For the 2020/2021 season it is proposed to extend automatic entry and no Nominations or Withdrawal fees to the winners of:

  1. The Waverley Cup to be run 15 November 2020
  2. The Waikouaiti Cup to be run 16 January 2021

WRC President Wayne Guppy said:

“The NZCIS Wellington Cup is an important iconic race on the NZ Racing Calendar. We want all New Zealand to continue to enjoy and participate in this great race. This is another way the WRC can make it possible. The move to 30 January also puts the event back where it belongs and opens the door to initiatives of this nature.”

The Waverly Cup of 2019 was won by a very good horse in Sergeant Blast and already a winner of the Lincoln Farms NZ St Leger at Trentham.

The Waikouaiti Cup was won by another good horse in Camino Rocoso who took out last year’s Barneswood Farms Trentham Stakes.”

For further information contact Al Robertson

021 827479

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