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2018 Country Cups Challenge

Racing Queensland has announced a new ‘Country Cups Challenge’, complete with a $70,000 metropolitan final on one of the Summer Racing Carnival’s most popular days.

Set for Group 3 George Moore Stakes Day at Doomben (1 December 2018) the Country Cups Challenge will bring together the winners of 16 Country Cups held across Queensland between September and November.

Click here to see the series conditions and race dates 

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Like the Battle of the Bush Series, float subsidies will be paid to the trainers of horses that remain in the final field after final scratching time on the following basis:

  • South East and Eastern Down Regions - $500
  • Downs and Capricornia Regions - $750
  • Central West and Leichardt Regions - $1500
  • Far North and North West Regions - $2000

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All placegetters (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each of the 16 qualifier races are
deemed to be automatically nominated for the Final, if eligible.

qualifiers

Longreach Cup - 22/9/2018 Won by: Hunter Island

Ewan Cup - 29/9/2018 Won by: Misc

Mount Isa Spring Cup - 6/10/2018 Won by: Expat Envy

Tara Cup - 6/10/2018 Won by: Hi Harry

Bowen Battlers Cup - 13/10/2018 Won by: Under The Weather

Cloncurry Cup - 13/10/2018 Won by: Loud Enough

Emerald 100 - 13/10/2018 Won by: The Greatest

Blackall Cup - 20/10/2018 Won by: Fab's Cowboy

Innisfail Cup - 20/10/2018 Won by: Arms Race

Stanthorpe Cup - 20/10/2018 Won by: Well Sighted

Gympie Cup - 27/10/2018

Yeppoon Newmarket - 3/11/2018

Cairns City Cup - 6/11/2018

Charleville Cup - 6/11/2018

Kumbia Cup - 6/11/2018

Roma Cup - 17/11/2018

FINAL - 1/12/2018 @ BRC Doomben

Rest 0MWL2Y Quality Hcp 1600m
Of $70,000 – 1st $42,700, 2nd $14,350, 3rd $7,350, 4th $3,500, 5th $2,100. Maximum Handicap Weight 62kg, Minimum Handicap Weight 54kg
Apprentices Cannot Claim.
Starting limit to be confirmed.