The Kosciuszko is the world’s richest country race.
Lion is pleased to be the naming sponsor of the world’s richest country race on Everest Day at Royal Randwick this October.
Racing NSW today announced the new $1.3 million race – The Kosciuszko. The race will be restricted to NSW country-trained horses, who will get a chance to compete on the biggest day of racing in Australia with more than $16 million of prize money on offer.
James Brindley, Managing Director of Lion Beer Australia, said Lion was proud to be associated with the Kosciuszko Race.
“Lion has a long association with racing in Australia, and our support for The Kosciuszko will continue this great tradition,” he said.
“We are particularly proud to be supporting country racing and country pubs, which are both integral to communities across regional and rural New South Wales.
“It is fitting that the race and the beer are both named after Australia’s highest peak – perfect to showcase the pinnacle of country racing and the very best in brewing.”
The race’s namesake is Kosciuszko Pale Ale, which was born at the Kosciuszko microbrewery in Jindabyne in 2009.