The Richmond Riches took its first steps in 2014 when the Richmond Riches Puppy Auction was held. A total of 325 pups went under the hammer yielding a gross amount of $1.4 million. The lure was that pups going through the sale could race in two years’ time for $100,000 in the Richmond Riches race series.
The inaugural race in 2016 was taken out by Tony Brett’s Thirty Talks, purchased at the sale for $30,000.
Jason Mackay’s Mister Twister would win the Richmond Riches in 2017, while in 2018, the scratching of Uncle Donuts allowed first reserve My Mate Fox to gain a start and the Peter Barnes-trained roughie saluted.
In 2019, a young dog from the kennel of Forbes trainer Jack Smith who was about to become the next big thing, a dog named Feral Franky, claimed the Richmond Riches.