Dubbo Turf Club will host a $150,000 race next February following the release of the 2017 Country Championship schedule on Wednesday.
The track has hosted qualifiers for the first two years of the campaign and will again host the Western Districts qualifier next year, with the February 19 date handed out by Racing NSW.
Next year also sees the qualifiers rise by $50,000 from $100,000.
The final, which was worth $400,000 this year, will again be staged at Royal Randwick on April 1.
“The Country and Provincial Championships have exceeded expectations, with participants and the general public embracing the concept resulting in increased crowd figures and strong wagering turnovers,” stated Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys.
The local region will also play host to the Central Districts qualifier, with Wellington again given the hosting rights for that event on March 12.
The first of the qualifiers is at Grafton on February 12.