CLUB Menangle has hit the ‘refresh button’ on its iconic Sky Racing Carnival of Miracles, with a shortened Carnival to take centre stage throughout the first two weeks of March 2024 followed by another feature race date running on the first Saturday in May.
This change sees the Sky Racing Carnival of Miracles shortened from three weeks to two weeks and commencing two weeks later than past schedules.
The Sky Racing Carnival of Miracles Night One Saturday, March 2, will feature the Cordina Chicken Farms Chariots of Fire, Miracle Mile Sprint Qualifiers (Allied Express Sprint and Schweppes Sprint) and Heats of the NSW Derby.
Night Two of the Sky Racing Carnival of Miracles will see the Garrards Miracle Mile run a week later than previous years, with the $1 million event headlining the program on Saturday, March 9. Other races on the card include the NSW Derby, Ainsworth Australian Light Horse FFA, Hammerhead Trotters Mile, Shaw & Mason Sapling Stakes, Raith Memorial, Baby Bling Mares, Condell Park Produce Waratah Final and the Bubba Gump Pest Control FFA.
Our new feature race night, to be held on Saturday, May 4, will heavily lean towards a predominately Fillies and Mares programmed race schedule to coincide with our successful Pacing For Pink month. This race meeting will feature the Pryde’s Easifeed Queen Elizabeth II Mile, John Gibson Memorial NSW Oaks, Macarthur Mile Trotting Mares, NSW Trotters Oaks, Allied Express Pink Bonnet and Tanyia Harris OAM Lady Drivers.
These feature race dates are to move with the change of racing season to better suit Fillies and Mares that may have been impacted by feature carnival races run later into the previous year.
Below is the 2024 Carnival of Miracles Two Night Program:
Night One- Saturday, March 2
Cordina Chicken Farms Chariots of Fire $250,000
Schweppes Sprint $100,000
Allied Express Sprint $100,000
NSW Derby Heats of $20,000
Night Two- Saturday, March 9
Garrards Miracle Mile $1,000,000
Slingsby Holdings NSW Derby $200,000
Ainsworth Australian Light Horse FFA $100,000
Hammerhead Trotters Mile $100,000
Shaw & Mason Sapling Stakes $50,000
Raith Memorial $50,000
Baby Bling Mares $30,000
Condell Park Produce Waratah Final $25,000
Bubba Gump Pest Control FFA $25,000
The following program is for the feature Fillies and Mares Night of Racing:
Saturday, May 4
Pryde’s Easifeed Queen Elizabeth II Mile $200,000
John Gibson Memorial NSW Oaks $200,000
Macarthur Mile Trotting Mares $100,000
NSW Trotters Oaks $75,000
Allied Express Pink Bonnet $50,000
Tanyia Harris OAM Lady Drivers $25,000
The Sibelia Stakes and the Robin Dundee Stakes will still be Automatic Qualifying races for the Queen Elizabeth II Mile and will be conducted in the weeks leading up to the feature event.