The China Horse Club is ideally placed to capitalize on a newly announced Championship race series in Australia that will offer prize money of more than RMB 102 million (AUD 18 million) in 2014.

The Australian Turf Club, one of the premier racing club’s in Australia, yesterday announced the unveiling of The Championships, two days of showpiece racing in Sydney over consecutive Saturdays that will attract the best of local racing talent and some international stars.

The CHC’s Australian racing team is bristling with lightly raced three-year-olds and emerging two-year-olds and any of these promising performers could take the required steps to justify competing at the lucrative series.

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“Our Australian team has some very well bred and unraced two-year-olds and some lightly raced three-year-old staying and sprinting prospects. There is every reason for the CHC and its members to be buoyed by this announcement,” said Eden Harrington, the General Manager of the China Horse Club.

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“Our horses will have to justify competing in any event on The Championship program but our racehorses are with some of Australia’s best trainers and I am confident that we will see some of our horses take significant steps forward in the coming months. It is an exciting year ahead for the CHC and this announcement provides us with another international target to chase.”

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The newly announced racing festival will be held in Sydney, Australia on Saturday 12th April and Saturday 19th April. In all there will be 18 quality race events of which eight will carry prize money of RMB 5.6 million (AUD 1 million) or more. The richest race over The Championships will be the newly boosted Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) which will now be worth RMB 22.7 million (AUD 4 million).

Any members interested in having thoroughbreds race in Australia and potentially target The Championships in 2014 are welcome to contact the club at