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Prize Money & Bonuses


There’s nothing better than getting your first lot of prizemoney come in after a win or a good run! The amount of prizemoney depends upon the Class (or Rating) of race, where in Australia the race is held, and whether it’s a Metropolitan, Provincial or a Country meeting.

Prizemoney is paid out each Tuesday for the previous week of racing (Monday-Sunday). For races worth $100,000 or more, winning and placed horse prizemoney may be held pending the results of a swab. The swabbing process can take between 4-6 weeks. 

If you have any questions related to prizemoney for races in South Australia, please email with your name, the horse in question and the date it won the prizemoney.

An average Adelaide Metropolitan race offers $30,000 - $50,000 in prizemoney. In addition, Racing Rewards SA offers qualified horses a chance to earn bonus prizemoney.

The richest races conducted in South Australia are the Group 1 Goodwood offering $1,000,000 in prizemoney and the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes offering $1,000,000 in prizemoney


Racing Rewards SA provides financial rewards to breeders, nominators, owners, trainers and jockeys over and above a race’s Prizemoney.

Every season Racing Rewards SA races are programmed throughout the state, offering over $2 million in bonuses for Racing Rewards SA qualified horses. Horses must be nominated for Racing Rewards SA as a foal within a designated deadline. The chances are your horse will have already been nominated if it was purchased in South Australia.

Racing Rewards SA qualified horses are eligible for a Racing Rewards SA bonus if they finish first, second or third in a Racing Rewards SA race.