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The Kosciuszko to feature Australia's largest Calcutta
Australia’s largest calcutta will be held on The Kosciuszko in October with a starting pool of $100,000 being guaranteed as part of the sales from the $5 sweepstakes tickets.
There is a second chance for ticket holders to win...........12 tickets will be drawn for a horse in the calcutta and get 50 per cent of what the horse brings at a public auction, which is part of the tradition of bush racing. The pool for the calcutta, which will be held in the days leading into the race, could exceed $300,000.
“There will be a $100,000 from ticket sales to start the pool and we think it will be the largest calcutta in Australia.'
“We are in the process of organising a venue where it could be broadcast live on Sky channel, so that registered bidders will be able to sit at home and bid on the horses. A $5 ticket really gives people two opportunities to win. They could win a slot and have a horse running in the race for them or they could draw a horse and get a big windfall from the calcutta.”
"The tickets are starting to become very popular and teaming with pubs is certainly working. This is a way for anyone to become involved in the biggest racing event," .............. we are happy with the way it is tracking with ticket sales so far."