The Hunter is one of the brand new feature races announced by Racing NSW to debut in 2019 making the wider Sydney Spring Racing Carnival the country’s richest racing festival with close to $50 million in prize money on offer over six weeks.
Built around the running of the world’s richest turf race – the $14 million The Everest in October – are a host of recently added Special Condition races giving Sydney punters plenty to stick around for as Melbourne host their Cup Carnival.
After a host of majors running at Randwick and Rosehill, the spring racing action in Sydney will move further out to Newcastle Racecourse for The Hunter in mid-November.
One of 11 seven-figure Sydney spring races, The Hunter offers $1 million in total prize money and the quality handicap runs over 1300m.
It is accompanied on the breakthrough stand-alone Newcastle metropolitan meeting on The Hunter Day by the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1600m), previously held in September on Newcastle Cup Day.
The Hunter at Newcastle’s Broadmeadow track along with the proceeding $1 million The Gong (1600m) a week later at Kembla Grange in Wolloongong are the richest Sydney races held outside the city’s two major race tracks.
There is a possible progression for horses that line-up in The Everest field to back-up in The Hunter putting the spotlight on racing in Newcastle after the bigger spring races of the carnival and allowing NSW to retain the top-tier sprinters for a few more weeks post-Everest.
The latest edition of The Hunter will take place at Newcastle Racecourse on Saturday November 16, 2019.
The Hunter Info
- Date: Saturday November 16, 2019
- Track: Newcastle Racecourse
- Distance: 1300m
- Conditions: Quality Handicap
- Status: Special Condition
- Prize Money: $1 million
- First Run: 2019
The Hunter Betting
Betting on The Hunter race will heat up in late October as the $1 million race approaches and the horses targeting the race come forward.
The Hunter betting is likely to firm on horses that run well at the track earlier in the season in the Group 3 Cameron Handicap (1500m) in September’s Newcastle Cup Day.
2019 The Hunter Odds
The spring’s top The Hunter 2019 odds and market links will be provided right here for punters as soon as betting on the million dollar Newcastle race is open.
The Hunter Field
The Hunter field is set to attract a quality line-up of both local and visiting gallopers with the 1300m distance open to attracting both sprinters as well as middle-distance horses.
There are a host of possible lead-up races for gallopers heading into The Hunter field including Randwick’s Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes (1200m) on Spring Champion Stakes Day. For NSW country-trained horses, the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko (1200m) could be a potential target on The Everest Day for a number of The Hunter horses.
2019 The Hunter Field
The official The Hunter 2019 Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be listed below once final acceptances close.
2019 The Hunter Nominations
Early The Hunter 2019 nominations are open until 11am (local time) on the Monday of race week with the full nominees to be detailed right here as soon as announced by the Newcastle Jockey Club.
The Hunter Tips
Top The Hunter racing tips include looking for in-form local hopes with a top Newcastle race record and to get behind any Group race graduates out of the earlier Sydney Spring Racing Carnival features.
Watching for any country horses out of The Kosciuszko who continue onto The Hunter is another good tip as is watching for horses with a strong record over the 1200m – 1400m distance.
2019 The Hunter Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes’ The Hunter 2019 tips and Newcastle spring racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the horses to get behind in the new $1 million race this November.
The Hunter Form
The Hunter form guide provides all the race info needed to place a bet including the saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, lead-up form and track / distance stats on the horses in the field.
2019 The Hunter Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive The Hunter 2019 form guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
The Hunter Results
The Hunter results will list the official finishing order of the horses in the quality handicap race, their starting price at the bookies and the winning time / margin.
2019 The Hunter Results
The official The Hunter 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be published below as soon as the race is run and won on Saturday November 16, 2019.
The Hunter Winners