HTBA RACE DAYS
MUSWELLBROOK RACE CLUB
The racecourse precinct is named Skellatar Park after the original estate that the track is situated when owned by the Bowman family from the late 1800's until the 1950's.
Muswellbrook Race Club is located approximately 3 hours drive north of Sydney on the New England Highway in the Upper Hunter amongst the largest group of world class Thoroughbred Horse Studs in Australia including Coolmore, Darley, Arrowfield, Newgate and Vinery. Wineries and Mining are also significant in the resource rich shire of Muswellbrook.
With 18 race meetings scheduled annually, Muswellbrook Race Club has an excellent reputation with the support of many leading country, provincial and city trainers, who engage a number of high profile and accomplished jockeys.
SCONE RACE CLUB
The Scone Cup was first run in 1947 and became Listed in 2006. The Dark Jewel Classic was first run in 1996 and due to the superior quality of the fields, became Listed in 1999. In 2014 the Dark Jewel Classic was run for the first time as a Group 3. We are the only country race club in NSW to conduct a Group 3 race. With the advent of the two day metropolitan stand-alone carnival in 2011 and it’s resounding success, the Scone Quality Open 1100m was elevated to Listed status. Following the 2012 Scone Cup Carnival, the 2YO Fillies, 3YO Fillies and the Scone Open 1300m were also awarded Listed status and the Inglis 3YO Guineas was awarded Restricted Listed status. Over the carnival there is now 1 x Group 3 race, 5 x Listed races, as well as the $400,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas (RL). A feast of racing and black type!
The support of Upper Hunter Valley thoroughbred studs, feed companies and auction house Inglis, all contribute enormously in bringing the dream of a metropolitan standard carnival to Scone.
Learn and Explore the Thoroughbred Industry through our interactive exhibition.
INGLIS / HTBA YEARLING SALE
In conjunction with William Inglis & Son, HTBA conducts the annual INGLIS / HTBA Yearling Sale in May held at Riverside Stables Warwick Farm
HTBA ANNUAL DINNER AND AWARDS NIGHT (Wednesday prior to Scone Cup each MAY)
The feature event of the year is HTBA Annual Dinner and Awards Night held at Scone Racecourse on the Wednesday Night prior to the Scone Carnival. The Awards
recognise achievement, both Equine and Human, in the following categories:
Champion 2YO Racehorse sponsored by INTERNATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH
Champion 3YO Racehorse sponsored by ZOETIS
Champion Racehorse sponsored by SCONE RACE CLUB | PAGES EVENT HIRE
Champion Broodmare sponsored by SCONE EQUINE HOSPITAL
Champion First Season Sire sponsored by KENTUCKY EQUINE RESEARCH | BARASTOC RIDLEY PARTNERSHIP
Champion Sire sponsored by WILLIAM INGLIS & SON
Employee of the Year (Administration) sponsored by OAS TECHNOLOGY
Employee of the Year (Horsemanship) sponsored by GALLOPING GROUP
NEW in 2021! Leadership Award sponsored by MORGAN + ENGLISH | SAFE INDUSTRIES | THOROUGHBRED RECOVERIES
HTBA Murray Bain Service to Industry Award sponsored by NATIONWIDE SUPERANNUATION
HTBA President's Award sponsored by BRED TO WIN
The HTBA provides a scholarship each year to the Irish National Stud’s training course for a young person employed on a members farm.
Applications are now open for the Annual Scholarship click here for an application form.
HTBA, NSW Breeders & Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre Management Seminars
Hunter Valley Equine Research Centre, Scone
To enquire about future seminars please register your interest "EMAIL HTBA"
CAREERS STUD TOUR & INFORMATION SESSIONS are held annually each year, please email us to register your interest "EMAIL HTBA"