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$770k On Offer At 1st Bendigo Premier Saturday

Friday, 22nd July 2011

Racing Victoria, Country Racing Victoria & Bendigo Jockey Club announced $770,000 in prize-money & bonuses will be on offer for Bendigo’s inaugural Premier Saturday Meeting on 17 March 2012. The meeting will feature 9 races, headlined by the Golden Mile (1600m) which moves from its traditional Spring home & more than doubles in prize-money to $125,000. In addition, the Bendigo Guineas (1400m) for 3YOs carries a stake of $90,000 plus $80,000 in bonuses (Inglis is offering a $50,000 bonus if the winner is a graduate of its sales, while the 3 place-getters will share $30,000 worth of Super VOBIS bonuses if qualified for Victoria’s breeding & racing incentive scheme). RV chief executive Rob Hines commented: “The program has been developed with an eye to the future & we believe it has the scope to grow in conjunction with the meeting which has been guaranteed a place within the Melbourne Festival Of Racing for at least the next 3 years. The Golden Mile Raceday will be the centrepiece of a weekend showcasing the many attractions of the City Of Greater Bendigo & we are confident this program of races & the prize-money on offer will make it an outstanding event.” BJC chief executive Ian Hart added: “It will be our objective to increase prize-money for all races on this day in future years & continue to build momentum for the meeting to be recognised as a must-do event on the annual racing calendar.”

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