Hawkesbury Race Club will offer a record $1.165 million prize money for its annual Saturday feature meeting.
The Hawkesbury Gold Cup and Hawkesbury Guineas will both be boosted by $50,000 to $200,000 for the meeting on April 30.
The other Group Three race on the program, the Darley Crown, will has been increased from $150,000 to $175,000.
All other races will be worth a minimum of $100,000 while the $40,000 weekly Highway Handicap for country-trained horses has been added to make a nine-race program.
Last year’s meeting was washed out after one race with the Cup run in June.
“Obviously, it was disappointing to lose last year’s meeting through circumstances beyond our control,” HRC chief executive Brian Fletcher said.
“But there have been a lot of good years, and I’m sure 2016 will be another.
“With the ongoing support of our wonderful sponsors coupled with the clubs strong financial position, we are able to offer this record prize money.”