Rockhampton’s exciting Winter Carnival and Newmarket Handicap
Rockhampton’s biggest races and feature race days is set to entice more trainers and owners to the tracks. Prize money for the prestigious Newmarket race which is run annually in June will now be 100,000 dollars. There will also be three additional races with good prize money offered. As noticed at the races recently, the numbers of trainers and owners have travelled large distances to be part of the racing carnivals held at Callaghan Park race track in Rockhampton. The Newmarket becomes the third 100,000 dollar race in the Rockhampton racing calendar, alongside the Rockhampton Cup and the Capricornia Yearling Sale Classic. The additional investment in the Newmarket prize money is a just recognition of the quality and class of the race.