Saturday Stand-alone meeting (on Saturday 30th April) has proved a major success and featured some of Australia's best trainers, jockeys and horses led by World Champion Sprinter Chautauqua, Zoustar, Alverta, Fravashi and Solicit among many others.
With over $1.4 million in prizemoney, the meeting is highlighted by the $200,000 Group 3 Richmond Club Hawkesbury Gold Cup 1600m and $200,000 Group 3 Blacktown Workers Club Group Hawkesbury Guineas 1400m.
In 2022, HRC hosts an outstanding 10-race card which also features the $175,000 Pioneer Services Group 3 Hawkesbury Crown 1300m for Fillies and Mares, the Listed Hawkesbury XXXX Gold Rush 1100m for quality sprinters and now the addition of a Midway Benchmark Handicap race.
The support from our sponsors has been fantastic. We are very excited to welcome back inaugural sponsor Richmond Club.
We're delighted that CEO Kimberley Talbot (who last year received the NSW State Award for contribution to the community) recommended to her Board to continue their outstanding support of our club by sponsoring the Hawkesbury Gold Cup this year.
Our other loyal Cup Day sponsors that have also returned for 2022 are Blacktown Workers Club Group, St Johns Bowling Park Club, Living Turf, XXXX Gold and TAB.
Also, special mention to local business Blakes Marine who has been a continual sponsor of Hawkesbury Cup Day for the past 16 years.
After what has been a very difficult start to 2022 with flooding in the Hawkesbury region, we are very grateful for the support and looking forward to a much needed day of celebration, racing, fashion and great hospitality.
Off the track we have plenty of exciting hospitality and entertainment planned for the day. Our chef has designed a banquet menu offering hot and cold seafood entrée, a selection of buffet mains, followed by a sweet tasting plate, cheese stations and afternoon raceday mini pies.
There will also be live music, food trucks and of course fashions on the field.
With stunning views of the Blue Mountains and having Clarendon Train Station right at our doorstep it's the one day of the year where you don't have to go into the city to experience top class racing with the unique festival atmosphere that only Hawkesbury Race Club can provide.