Provincial-Midway Championships Final 2025 Tips, Betting, Odds, Horses & More 2024

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Tips, Betting, Odds, Horses & More 2025

The Provincial-Midway Championships Final is a special conditions race that takes place each year at Randwick Racecourse. The 1,400m trip showcases some of the best Provincial/ Midway-trained horses on offer. The race will take place in 2025 on Saturday, April 12.

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Information

The Provincial-Midway Championships Final is one of the newer races on the calendar and if you’d like to get some quick facts about the race, check out the table below:

📅Date:Saturday 12th April, 2025
⌚Race Time:TBA
📏Race Distance:1,400 metres
🛣️Racecourse:Randwick Racecourse
🐎Conditions:Provincial/Midway-trained & qualified horses only
🏅Status:Not a Group 1
🏆Prize Money:$1,000,000
🏇2024 Winner:Territory Express

About the Provincial-Midway Championships Final

Originally known as the Provincial Championships Final, the Provincial-Midway Championships Final was expanded in 2022. The race takes a similar format to that of the Country Championships Final which takes place during Day One of The Championships.

The concept for the Provincial-Midway Championships Final originally centred around a series of different separate qualifying races at each Provincial Club, including; Kembla Grange, Newcastle, Wyong, Gosford and Hawkesbury. The top three in each of those qualifying races booked themselves a spot in the final race during Day Two of The Championships at Randwick Racecourse.

Things were expanded in 2022 though and there are now seven qualifying races (each with a prize money of $150,000) which are as follows:

  • Three races exclusively for Provincial-trained runners (the top two in each race book their spot in the final).
  • Three races for Provincial-trained and Midway-eligible runners (the top two in each race book their spot in the final).
  • One Wild Card race for runners that completed in one of the previously mentioned qualifying races (the top three in this race book their spot in the final).

The Provincial-Midway Championships Final is held under set weights conditions and was first launched in 2015 to shed more light on regional runners. Each year the race garners more and more interest, even though the race isn’t technically a Group 1.

The race takes place during Day Two of The Championships at Randwick Racecourse, which is on the same day as races like the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Queen of the Turf Stakes, the Australian Oaks and the Sydney Cup. With so many Group One races on this day, it truly is the best place for Provincial/ Midway horses to show countless horse racing fans what they’ve got.

So much action is to be had at Randwick Racecourse throughout The Championships, so it’s no surprise that it is one of the  top tracks in the country. If you want to see something a little bit different, like runners, trainers and jockeys you’ve never seen before, it is certainly worth checking out the Provincial-Midway Championships Final.

Here at OnlyRacing.com.au, we will have all the information you could ever need about this unique race which is a recent addition to the Australian racing calendar. We’ve got tips, field, results, betting, odds and so much more information about the Provincial-Midway Championships Final. You’ll be an expert in no time!

One of the reasons the interest in the Provincial-Midway Championships Final is so high is due to the prize money on offer. There’s a total of $1 million up for grabs, which is likely a lot more than most of the runners in the race each year have even seen. Check out the breakdown of the $1 million in prize money below:

Place:Prize Money:
1st$540,000
2nd$195,000
3rd$100,000
4th$50,000
5th$25,000
6th$14,000
7th & 8th$10,000
9th & 10th$8,000
11th - 15th$3,000

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Tips

We know you love tips and we know you came here for tips, so tips you shall find! The team at OnlyRacing provide the best free horse racing tips going around on all the major races on the Australian calendar, plus daily tips as well. We live and breathe tips, so you know you are getting quality from the team.

Unfortunately, at this time, our 2025 Provincial-Midway Championships Final tips are not yet available. When the time is right, you’ll have all the tips you could ever need for the race, including the best bet, next best and best roughie! What more could you want?

Please check back again during race week for all the 2025 Provincial-Midway Championships Final tips you could ever need. In the meantime, we’ve left up our times from the race in 2024, check out how our experts did below:

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Best Bet - Tavi Time

It’s a fairly open affair, as we have come to expect in the Provincial-Midway Championships Final. After a lot of digging around, I’ve finally landed on Tavi Time as my next best for the race on Saturday. He has been the top horse in the market for a while and I’m sticking with him, there’s no reason to get off!

I think he has a lot more class than many of the other runners in this race and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him in more Saturday races in metropolitan areas. He is as fit as they come. Will have to overcome the top weight and the wide barrier, but I don’t think that is an issue at all.

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Next Best - Territory Express

Narrowly behind Tavi Time for favouritism in the betting market is Territory Express. Should have won the Ajax Stakes in my opinion. Got too far back in that race and then had the difficult job of weaving through traffic. Things didn’t open up for him in that race but drops in class a little bit here and I think his only real competitor is the current favourite, Tavi Time.

Has been performing well in this prep including a win at Kembla Grange over 1,400m. The soft track and step back in trip all work for him. Only has to carry 56kg, so he could very well put on a bold showing come the closing stages of the race.

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Best Roughie - Strait Acer

I found it very difficult to find a runner at a value that I would feel comfortable putting forward as my best roughie for the Provincial-Midway Championships Final. So, we are all just going to have to settle for the current $7.50 chance, Strait Acer, as my best roughie. He just needs to have a clean race and I think he should run top three.

Out-of-character poor performance in the qualifier at Kembla Grange, but put things right in the qualifier at Wyong. He was wide in that qualifier but came home strong to finish second. He is a classy horse and is good enough to compete in Stakes races, so respect has to be given.

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Provincial-Midway Championships Final Betting

You may not have bet on the Provincial-Midway Championships Final previously, as the race has only been running for a few years now. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t bet on this race specifically, the general rules of betting remain the same.

Provincial-Midway Championships Final betting should be a fun experience and if you’ve got all the information, hopefully, it will be a successful one as well! One of the things we recommend here at OnlyRacing is to bet on a range of markets. There are so many different markets available on betting apps for you to take advantage of.

Some of the most common markets we suggest you take a look at include:

  • Quaddie at Randwick Racecourse.
  • Quinella/ Trifecta/ First Four in the Provincial-Midway Championships Final race.
  • Fixed Win/ Place bets on your favourite horses in the Provincial-Midway Championships Final as well as across the whole Day Two at The Championships.
  • Multi bet across multiple races at Randwick Racecourse for Day Two of The Championships.

So, you’ve got your betting options sorted and you’re ready to go? No, not just yet! You all need to figure out who you are going to bet with. In Australia, there are so many different horse racing betting sites available. With all these options it can be difficult to make a final decision.

The good news is that you don’t have to choose just one either, you can open multiple bookie accounts if you like, in fact, it’s something that we recommend. It’s a good idea to open multiple accounts with Australian betting sites because you can take advantage of things like betting sites bonuses as well as betting promotions.

If you’re looking for a starting point, here are some bookies we think you should check out initially:

These are some of the best betting apps going around, but if three just isn’t enough for you, scroll up to our “Betting Sites” section. In that section, we’ve got heaps more bookies that you can check out.

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Field

We all want to see the confirmed list of runners that will compete in the 2025 Provincial-Midway Championships Final and we will bring you the final field when it is officially announced during race week. So make sure you check back during that time.

Along with the field, if the odds for the Provincial-Midway Championships Final are available we will list them in our “Odds” section below. Checking out the odds will give you some clarity on which runners are more favoured in the market. But buyer beware! The odds will always be changing, so make sure you keep that in mind.

While we wait for the 2025 field, check out all the runners that will line up in the 2024 Provincial-Midway Championships Final field below:

No.HorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1TAVI TIME (NZ)Kris LeesDylan Gibbons (a)1659kg
2STRAIT ACEREdward CummingsJason Collett357.5kg
3RUBY FLYERBrad WiddupDamian Lane1457.5kg
4AUSBRED FLIRTBrad WiddupMs Alysha Collett557kg
5SHADOWS OF LOVEKim WaughTommy Berry1157kg
6TERRA MATERJarrod AustinNash Rawiller1057kg
7SHORT SHORTS (NZ)Brad WiddupTyler Schiller157kg
8TERRITORY EXPRESSPaul NiceforoZac Lloyd (a)856kg
9VICTORY LANERobert & Luke PriceCraig Williams1856kg
10WILLAIDOWMarc ConnersMs Deanne Panya456kg
11BALTIC COAST (IRE)Kris LeesBlake Shinn1256kg
12CONVINCEBILITYKris LeesChad Schofield1756kg
13NOSEY PARKERPaul PerryAndrew Adkins656kg
14WILLINGA FREEFALL (NZ)Kris LeesJames McDonald756kg
15WILLINGA BEASTKris LeesTim Clark254kg
16eLITTLE BEGINNINGSKris Lees1556kg
17eWELL TIMEDKerry Parker956kg
18eVAIN INVADERTheresa Bateup1356kg

In 2024, we saw a field of 15 runners line up for the Provincial-Midway Championships Final. On top of this, there are three emergencies as well, so if there are any scratchings we will still have a full field for the race. In the end, we saw one scratching, Nosey Parker, which meant that the first emergency, Little Beginnings, got his shot in the final field.

If you’re new to the world of horse racing, you’ll quickly learn that scratchings are a fairly common occurrence. They can happen at any time and for several different reasons. If you’ve placed a bet on the Provincial-Midway Championships Final, you should keep a close eye on things.

Something else you should look into is the barrier draw. The barrier each runner jumps from can sometimes have a significant impact on the end results. Some runners also have a racing style which means they prefer an inside or outside barrier. Some barriers have also seen more success than others in the past as well.

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Form Guide

With a race like the Provincial-Midway Championships Final, which has only been around since 2015, it can be difficult to find patterns when it comes to the past winners. We always look into the Provincial-Midway Championships Final form guide as the data and stats are vital to helping us nail down a potential winner.

We know you are busy and may not necessarily have time to go through the form guide, so we’ve done all the heavy lifting. The team at OnlyRacing have gone from the Provincial-Midway Championships Final form guide and have found some key form indicators that you need to know about before placing any bets. Let’s check out what we found below!

In the limited amount of data that we do have, we’ve found that favourites have had a fairly successful strike race, winning on four occasions since 2015. You should also look into runners who have had success (or at least raced) at a higher Class level.

Runners who can win a Saturday metropolitan race should also be considered, especially if there is some tough competition in that particular race. Also look for runners that have success at the 1,400m distance, with experience at Randwick Racecourse as well.

As you may already know, it can be a wet and wild ride in Sydney during Autumn, so look for runners who have experience on Heavy or Soft tracks. After the Provincial-Midway Championships Final, some successful runners could make their way up north to Queensland for their Winter Racing carnival, so keep an eye out there!

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Horses

Over the years, we’ve seen some very unique horses competing in the Provincial-Midway Championships Final. While these horses may not have gone on to win Group 1 races, the whole point of the Provincial-Midway Championships Final is to shine a light on horses that the public doesn’t generally get to see.

Provincial-Midway Championships Final has been running since 2015 and since then there have been some top-notch horses that have won the race. We’ve picked out a handful of Provincial-Midway Championships Final horses to feature in this section, which you can check out below:

Danish Twist - 2016

Throughout her career, Danish Twist won almost $1 million in prize money, thanks mainly to winning the Provincial-Midway Championships Final in 2016! After her victory in the Provincial-Midway Championships Final, she went on to place in a Group 1 race, the Coolmore Classic.

Bobbing - 2019

Bobbing won the Provincial-Midway Championships Final in 2019 and in his later years also contested races like The Kosciuszko and the Country Championships Final. He finished his career with a record of 22:5-5-1 and was unplaced in his one attempt at Group 2 level.

Through The Cracks - 2020

Through The Cracks is another quality horse that won the Provincial-Midway Championships Final and he has a current career record of 24:7-3-5. So far, Through The Cracks has amassed a total of $627,075 in prize money and has finished third in a Group 3 previously.

Spangler - 2023

Like Through The Cracks, Spangler has also placed at Group 3 level. The gelding has almost $1 million in prize money so far throughout his career and at this stage, he has a pretty awesome career record of 17:5-3-2.

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Odds

Looking for Provincial-Midway Championships Final odds? Well, this is the right section for you! PlayUp is yet to release its market for the race, however, we showcase all the odds here in this section when available. Who is the current favourite for the race? We will provide all this information as soon as we can!

All the best horse racing betting apps will release markets for the Provincial-Midway Championships Final before the event, so you can bet on whatever market you desire. As soon as the odds are released, you’ll notice they are constantly jumping around. Several factors influence a change in the odds, so you should keep an eye on things.

When it comes to horse racing markets, if you are going to get your bets on early, look for when the market is “Before Noms” because this means you’ll get your stake back if the runner isn’t included in the final field. If you are betting when the market is listed as “All-In”, you won’t have any such luck.

Betting as early as possible is also recommended because you are more likely to get a better price for the eventual favourite. So, if you’ve got an early hot tip, it could certainly pay to splash a little bit of cash and you never know, you could be swimming in it come Provincial-Midway Championships Final day!

Check out the 2024 Provincial-Midway Championships Final odds of the entire field below, taken just a couple of days before the race (we will replace the table with the 2025 odds as soon as we can):

Runner:Odds:
Tavi Time$4.60
Territory Express$4.80
Strait Acer$7.50
Willinga Beast$7.50
Willinga Freefall$8.00
Shadows Of Love$8.50
Ausbred Flirt$11
Terra Mater$14
Ruby Flyer$23
Short Shorts$31
Willaidow$31
Victory Lane$41
Baltic Coast$51
Convincebility$81
Nosey Parker$101
Little Beginnings$126
Well Timed$126
Vain Invader$126

*Odds correct as of 11/04/2024.

Provincial-Midway Championships Final History

It’s certainly a short history, but history nonetheless! The inaugural running of the Provincial-Midway Championships Final took place in 2015 and was won by Sure And Fast. While not technically a Group 1, the Provincial-Midway Championships Final features some of the best Provincial/ Midway runners going around.

The race takes place during Day Two of The Championships, which is jam-packed with quality Group 1 races. Throughout the Autumn Racing Carnival there is quality Group 1 action to be had every weekend, which makes it one of the biggest horse racing carnivals of the year.

The Provincial-Midway Championships Final has seen a lot of success over the years and shines a light on some horses that the public may not have seen before. The trainer with the best record in the Provincial-Midway Championships Final has to be Kris Lees, who has won on five occasions!

Jockeys Jason Collett and James McDonald have both won the Provincial-Midway Championships Final twice (so far). Each year there are a handful of qualifying races for the Provincial-Midway Championships Final, so we have an idea of which runners will be in the final field after each race.

The Racing NSW initiative to support and promote racing in regional areas has certainly been a success and we will likely see the Provincial-Midway Championships Final grow even bigger in years to come. It is a great opportunity for relatively unknown horses to get a taste of metropolitan action (and the epic prize money that comes with it)!

The Provincial-Midway Championships Final is just one race on what is a jam-packed racing calendar. We have more pages like this one that go through all the other key races on the calendar. So, if you want to learn more, all you need to do is head on over to our Group One races list!

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Results

Who wants to know the results of the 2025 Provincial-Midway Championships Final? Well, we actually don’t know that just yet, but we will soon and when we know, we will provide all the details you’re looking for! In this section, we will provide information on the full finishing order of the runners as well as the race replay.

The 2024 Provincial-Midway Championships Final was won by Territory Express, who was the pre-race favourite. The 4YO gelding had a lot of work to do after being near the back of the field for the majority of the race but ended up finishing 1L in front of Strait Acer, who was second.

In third place was Shadows Of Love, who was 1.4L behind the leader. The Provincial-Midway Championships Final was run in a time of 1:21.23 and there was just 9.4L that split the first and last runners across the line.

Check out the full Provincial-Midway Championships Final results below:

FinishNo.HorseTrainerJockeyMarginBarrierWeight
18TERRITORY EXPRESSPaul NiceforoZac Lloyd (a)-756kg
22STRAIT ACEREdward CummingsMark Zahra1L357.5kg
35SHADOWS OF LOVEKim WaughTommy Berry1.4L957kg
414WILLINGA FREEFALL (NZ)Kris LeesJames McDonald2.1L656kg
51TAVI TIME (NZ)Kris LeesDylan Gibbons (a)2.8L1359kg
64AUSBRED FLIRTBrad WiddupMs Alysha Collett2.8L557kg
715WILLINGA BEASTKris LeesTim Clark3.1L254kg
83RUBY FLYERBrad WiddupDamian Lane3.2L1157.5kg
96TERRA MATERJarrod AustinNash Rawiller3.6L857kg
1010WILLAIDOWMarc ConnersMs Deanne Panya4L456kg
1111BALTIC COAST (IRE)Kris LeesBlake Shinn6.1L1056kg
1216eLITTLE BEGINNINGSKris LeesTom Marquand6.3L1256kg
137SHORT SHORTS (NZ)Brad WiddupTyler Schiller7.1L157kg
1412CONVINCEBILITYKris LeesChad Schofield7.8L1456kg
159VICTORY LANERobert & Luke PriceCraig Williams9.4L1556kg

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Replay

It’s race replay time! Check out all the action that went down in the 2024 Provincial-Midway Championships Final below:

Provincial-Midway Championships Final Winners

The Provincial-Midway Championships Final has been running since 2015 and we’ve got every winner of the race listed in the table below:

Year:Runner:
2025TBC
2024Territory Express
2023Spangler
2022Kinloch
2021Cristal Breeze
2020Through The Cracks
2019Bobbing
2018Serene Miss
2017Maryore
2016Danish Twist
2015Sure And Fast

Provincial-Midway Championships Final FAQs

One final section on our Provincial-Midway Championships Final page before we send you on your merry way. Our Provincial-Midway Championships Final FAQs section will cover all the common questions about the race. Check out the FAQs below:

Where to bet on the Provincial-Midway Championships Final?

If you’re looking for the best place to bet on the Provincial-Midway Championships Final, then you need to check out our bookie reviews page. We have in-depth reviews of all the best bookies in Australia. After going through our reviews, you’ll find it super easy to figure out where to bet on the Provincial-Midway Championships Final.

How to bet on the Provincial-Midway Championships Final?

Another question that can be answered by checking out our bookie reviews page! We will go through all the markets that will be available to bet on come the Provincial-Midway Championships Final. We also provide a step-by-step guide on how to place a bet with each bookie.

How to watch the Provincial-Midway Championships Final?

You’ve got several different options if you want to watch the Provincial-Midway Championships Final live but can’t make it to Randwick Racecourse. You can catch the race through free-to-air or on Foxtel/ Kayo. Another option is that you can watch the race through an online bookie. Some bookies offer live-streaming services as one of their products, so if you have an account with them, you’ll be able to stream the race.

When is the Provincial-Midway Championships Final?

The Provincial-Midway Championships Final is scheduled for Saturday 12th April 2025 and takes part on what is known as Day Two of The Championships which is run during Sydney’s Autumn Racing Carnival.

How long is the Provincial-Midway Championships Final?

The Provincial-Midway Championships Final is one of the shorter races on the calendar and is run over a distance of 1,400m.

Where is the Provincial-Midway Championships Final?

The Provincial-Midway Championships Final takes place each year at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Who won the most recent edition of the Provincial-Midway Championships Final?

In 2024, we saw Territory Express win the Provincial-Midway Championships Final by 1L. The pre-race favourite was in fact Territory Express, who would have made all those favourite backers out there very happy.

What is the prize money for the Provincial-Midway Championships Final?

Even though the Provincial-Midway Championships Final is not a Group 1 race, there is still a heap of prize money on offer. In the qualifying races, there’s $150K up for grabs and in the final, there is a mammoth $1 million on offer.

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