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Gr1 Goodwood 1st $500k Race In South Aust
Thoroughbred Racing SA announced the new South Australian Racing Carnival in 2012 will feature 4 Gr1 races over 3 weekends (April 28, May 5 & May 12) culminating with “Super Saturday” featuring SA’s 1st $500,000 race, the Gr1 Goodwood Handicap. TRSA chief executive Jim Watters commented: “We identified this 3-week window in the Australian racing calendar & have worked to bring together the majority of our biggest & best races into one exciting Carnival. The eyes of the nation will be on South Australian racing for that period with total prize-money of $3.5 million over the 3 days.” Highlights of the 2012 Carnival include:
- Ladies Day (April 28): $400,000 Gr1 Sportingbet Classic, $400,000 Gr1 Schweppes Australasian Oaks & Gr2 Queen Of The South.
- Derby Day (May 5): $450,000 Gr1 SA Derby, 2 Listed races & the $100,000 Provincial Super Series Final.
- Super Saturday (May 12): $500,000 Gr1 Distinctive Homes Goodwood, 2 Gr2 races & 4 Listed races with minimum stakes of $100,000.