Newcastle Racecourse to sponsor 2 riders in the Inaugural Equimillion Equestrian Competition

Racing NSW & Equestrian Australia have joined forces to create the inaugural $1M Equimillion competition, exclusively for retired NSW Thoroughbred racehorses!

Over $1 million in prize money will be distributed across 4 disciplines; Eventing, Showjumping, Dressage & Show Horse and awarded to Junior, Amateur and Open Professional Competitors within each division.

The inaugural event will be held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre on the October long weekend;

Saturday 30th September 2023 – Show Horse & Eventing Dressage Sunday 1st October 2023 – Dressage & Eventing Jumping and Cross Country Monday 2nd October 2023 – Show Jumping

Newcastle Racecourse is proud to get behind this incredible initiative and will commit to sponsoring 2 competitors!


Newcastle Racecourse will be offering two sponsorships to the value of $1,100 per rider, to cover the cost of their nomination ($600+GST) and their competition fee ($400+GST).

To be eligible to apply for Newcastle Racecourse’s funding, applicants must have completed one or more of the following conditions;

  • Have ridden trackwork for a registered Newcastle Racecourse trainer within the last 12 months
  • Worked for a registered Newcastle Racecourse trainer within the last 12 months
  • Own or compete with a thoroughbred racehorse that has raced or trained at Newcastle Racecourse in the last 5 years

Please ensure you have read & meet all entry criteria before applying for sponsorship. For more information, entry criteria or to assess your horses eligibility CLICK HERE

Successful applicants will be determined by representatives of Newcastle Racecourse and contacted by phone and email on Friday 1st September. An announcement will follow, naming the two riders competing on behalf of Newcastle Racecourse. Riders must be available for regular photo and media opportunities.