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    IN WELCOMING news Harness Racing New South Wales has announced a $20,000 Cups Bonus for Sydney’s upcoming Carnival of Cups doubleheader in Penrith and... New South Wales country cups bonus

    IN WELCOMING news Harness Racing New South Wales has announced a $20,000 Cups Bonus for Sydney’s upcoming Carnival of Cups doubleheader in Penrith and Bankstown.

    The bonus will be eligible to owners and trainers of horses which compete in the Renshaw Cup and Treuer Memorial.

    The Renshaw Cup in Penrith on Thursday, April 18 is the first leg of the HRNSW Cups Bonus.

    The additional bonus to the $50,000 purse will be enticing according to Penrith Paceway chief executive Lorraine Pozza.

    “This $20,000 Bonus is an excellent incentive for owners and trainers,” Pozza said.

    “It brings the two races together to make for some great racing and it gives connections of those horses a fantastic opportunity to race for good money at this time of the year.”

    The $65,000 Treuer Memorial in Bankstown on Friday, April 26 complete the bonus legs.

    Bankstown Harness Racing Club President Les Bentley is optimistic about the bonus while highlighting the Group Two’s stake increase this season.

    “It’s great that both Bankstown and Penrith Clubs can jointly promote these races through the generosity of Rod Smith and his board at HRNSW with this bonus,” Bentley said.

    “With the feature races only being a week a part, this bonus should be able to attract horses from all over.

    “It is the club’s long-term goal to take the Treuer Memorial back to Group One status.”

    The $20,000 HRNSW Bonus will be split with $12,000 going to the owner/s and $8000 to the trainer of the horse with the most points after the two features.

    A horse must race in both the Renshaw Cup and Treuer Memorial to be eligible with points starting from 10 for first working back a point per finishing position.

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