Travel Information

The Championships Event Team will offer assistance to trainers and owners requiring stabling, transportation and quarantine for horses entered for any of the Championship races. A full Horseman’s Handbook will be available for download here from February 10th.

Travel Allowances


International travel allowances for horses travelling to race in The Championships from outside of Australia and New Zealand will be assessed on a case by case basis.

If an allowance is provided, it will be provided on an ‘all in’ basis, and will be paid directly to the nominated participants.

The connections of the horse will be responsible for payment of all costs incurred direct, including shipping, stabling, personal flights, accommodation, transportation and general expenditure and subsistence.

The Championships will meet and provide all costs incurred to run the designated Quarantine and Isolation Centre.

In general, travel allowances will only be granted for horses with a rating of 110+ that are bound for Australia to specifically compete in The Championships. Allowances are not available for horses that are being transferred from an overseas destination to race under an Australian based trainer.

The amount offered and conditions surrounding any allowance will be assessed based on The Championships race(s) being targeted, the rating of the horse, and the likely cost of travel, and the profile of the horse.

The Championships reserves the right to assess each application individually, based on its merit. It is at the sole discretion of The Championships to assess whether to offer a travel allowance, and to what level.

Accommodation & Hospitality


The Championships will assist all connections who have a horse confirmed to compete in The Championships with bookings for local accommodation and transportation.

The Championships will provide premium raceday hospitality at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens, including local transport to and from the racecourse, to bona fide connections on days when the horse is racing, both during The Championships and in any lead up races.

Visas


All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Participants will need to lodge visa applications at least 6–8 weeks before their intended date of travel to Australia (or two weeks for online visa applications). A letter of invitation to The Championships 2014 can be supplied to participants to assist with the visa process.

Note: New Zealand passport holders do not usually need to lodge a visa application prior to their departure.

For further information visit the Australian Department of Immigration’s website here.

Quarantine


Full details on the Quarantine central will be provided in January 2015.

Vaccinations


Horses must be vaccinated against equine influenza 14-90 days before commencement of pre-export quarantine, with a complete primary course, the final of a primary course, or a booster to a primary course, using a registered vaccine.
NB: Vaccines containing the most up-to-date equine influenza vaccine virus strains available should be used.

Nominations


Nomination and Acceptance dates for the Sydney Autumn Carnival can be found here.
Nomination and Acceptance dates for The Championships can be found in the table below. To nominate, please download the Nominations Form and email to smeaney@racingnsw.com.au.
Please ensure that you have registered your runner before nominating. Register here.

MeetDate File No Grp Venue Current Race Name Dist Prize$$ Age Sex Cond Nominations Acceptances
04-Apr-15 13 1 RAND DONCASTER HANDICAP 1600 3,000,000 3YO&Up O Hcp 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 31/03/2015
04-Apr-15 646 1 RAND T J SMITH STAKES 1200 2,500,000 O O WFA 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 31/03/2015
04-Apr-15 5 1 RAND ATC AUSTRALIAN DERBY 2400 2,000,000 3-Y-O O SW 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 31/03/2015
04-Apr-15 10 1 RAND ATC SIRES PRODUCE STAKES 1400 1,000,000 2-Y-O O SW 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 31/03/2015
04-Apr-15 182 2 RAND CHAIRMAN'S HANDICAP 2600 300,000 3YO&Up O Qlty 11am, Monday 30/03/2015 9am, Wednesday 01/04/2015
04-Apr-15 101 3 RAND ADRIAN KNOX QLTY STAKES 2000 200,000 3-Y-O F Qlty 11am, Monday 30/03/2015 9am, Wednesday 01/04/2015
04-Apr-15 167 3 RAND CARBINE CLUB STAKES 1600 200,000 3-Y-O O SWP 11am, Monday 30/03/2015 9am, Wednesday 01/04/2015
04-Apr-15 571 3 RAND KINDERGARTEN STAKES 1100 200,000 2-Y-O O SW 11am, Monday 30/03/2015 9am, Wednesday 01/04/2015
04-Apr-15 107 3 RAND P J BELL STAKES 1200 200,000 3-Y-O F SWP 11am, Monday 30/03/2015 9am, Wednesday 01/04/2015
11-Apr-15 412 1 RAND QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES 2000 4,000,000 3YO&Up O WFA 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 07/04/2015
11-Apr-15 20 1 RAND ATC OAKS 2400 1,000,000 3-Y-O F SW 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 07/04/2015
11-Apr-15 8 1 RAND SYDNEY CUP 3200 1,600,000 3YO&Up O Hcp 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 07/04/2015
11-Apr-15 415 1 RAND QUEEN OF THE TURF STAKES 1600 1,000,000 3YO&Up F&M WFA 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 07/04/2015
11-Apr-15 441 2 RAND ARROWFIELD 3YO SPRINT 1200 500,000 3-Y-O O SW 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 07/04/2015
11-Apr-15 321 3 RAND PERCY SYKES STAKES 1200 500,000 2-Y-O F SWP 12pm, Monday 09/02/2015 9am, Tuesday 07/04/2015
11-Apr-15 650 2 RAND SAPPHIRE STAKES 1200 300,000 3YO&Up F&M SWP 11am, Monday 06/04/2015 9am, Wednesday 08/04/2015
11-Apr-15 659 4 RAND SOUTH PACIFIC CLASSIC 1400 150,000 3-Y-O O Qlty 11am, Monday 06/04/2015 9am, Wednesday 08/04/2015
11-Apr-15 259 4 RAND FERNHILL HANDICAP 1600 150,000 2-Y-O O Qlty 11am, Monday 06/04/2015 9am, Wednesday 08/04/2015

Payment of Prizemoney


Stakes payments are made directly into the payee's nominated bank account via Electronic Funds Transfer (Australian Bank account). For Licensees, bank details and ABN GST details must be provided when registering. If no bank account details are provided by owners, payment will be made by cheques or Global payment, an administration fee of $27.50 (including GST) will be payable directly from the net payment to be made by cheques and $15 for Global payment.

For horses that have been pre-race or post-race swabbed, owners will not receive prize money payments until the result of the swab has been cleared. (Swab clearance procedures take approximately three to four weeks). Please see below for the swab limit.

Sector/Club Swab  Limit (total race or placing prizemoney)
Metropolitan Over $350,000
Provincial Over $25,000

PRIZE-MONEY PERCENTAGE SPLIT

Nominator (Owner) 82.65%
Trainer 9.9%
Jockey 4.95%
Stablehand 1.5%
Jockey Insurance & Welfare Program 1%

For Assistance or Further Details Please Contact:

Vicky Leonard

Ph: (+61) 405 601 153
Email: vleonard@racingnsw.com.au


Quarantine:

Maurice Logue

International Liaison Manager
Ph: (+61) 418 295 323
Email: mlogue@racingnsw.com.au