A great crowd attended the Pink Ribbon Greyhound Race Meeting on Tuesday October 3 at Gosford Greyhound Club hosted by Central Coast trainer Raelee Shearer.
The Greyhound Community got behind Raelee, helping to raise a staggering $20,333.00 from the event, with all proceeds being donated to Cancer Council NSW.
The funds raised will help the countless women affected by breast and gynecological cancers. Cancer Council NSW is the only charity that supports women through the entire journey – from diagnosis and treatment, to recovery and life after cancer. This means that every dollar raised is funding vital research, prevention programs and support services for women.
The cause is particularly of importance to Raelee, who, having survived breast cancer herself, knows how significant the ongoing research and invaluable work done by Staff and Volunteers at the Cancer Council is. Raelee is hopeful that their combined efforts will provide more opportunities to find a prevention.
A great night of racing was had with the Pink Ribbon Stake the feature event on the card. Trainers and their dogs conducted a pre-race parade accompanied by children wearing pink ribbon t-shirts and carrying race card numbers.
The race was won by “Little Big Town”, trained by Anthony Messina and owned by Christopher Ashworth. The Gosford Greyhound Club would like to congratulate all connections.
The crowd enjoyed a fantastic night of fundraising, with the opportunity to enter raffles, have their hair sprayed pink or their nails painted in pink, buy pink ribbon cupcakes, or participate in some dart ball! Best dressed in the “Pink Theme” on the night were Damian Montgomery, L.J. Hooker Budgewoi and greyhound owner, Carol Gaunt.
The greyhound industry once again got behind Raelee, helping Raelee to raise an enormous amount for this fantastic cause. The Gosford Greyhound Club would like to thank everyone for their fantastic support.
Raelee, and the Gosford Greyhound Club would like to thank the following Sponsors, Contributors, Volunteers and Staff:
All Coast Metal Recycling
Boyd & Donaldson Racing Kennels
Greyhound Products Direct
GRNSW-Greyhounds As Pets
Gundal Greyhound Academy
Kellie Fogarty at Travel Managers
L.J. Hooker Budgewoi
Warners Bay Sports Club
David Dunn – donation of the feature race presentation rug
Donations of Auction - Stud Services
Paul Westerveld (Barcia Bale, Fabregas, Fernando, Lightning Frank, Kiowa Producer, Shima Bar, Unlawful Entry, Zambora Brockie)
Toby Weekes (Ballymac Eske, Confident Rankin, Zero Ten)
David Pringle (Shakey Jakey)
Tony Wiseman (Dyna Villa, No Donuts)
Alan Proctor (Bessy Boo)
Vince Tuilo (Dalgetty, Moreira)
Yvonne & Cameron Butcher (Worm Burner).
Dr Chris Papantonio, Colyton Veterinary Clinic, surgical insemination
Liz Breukink, Elite Greyhound, Collar/Lead Sets in Box Colour
Hidez and Hidez representative Joe Sammut, Compression Suit and Hidez Gift Packs
David Brasch, Pedigrees By Design, Broodbitch Mating Analysis
Paul Hoffmann, Ranvet, Clothing Gift Pack and Products
Charles King, Seeking Gemstones kindly donated a crystal opal from Lightning Ridge which was raffled on the night.
Media / Social Media
The Greyhound Recorder
GBOTA-Around the Circle
GRNSW – thedogs,
The Greyhound-Data Team
Central Coast Express Advocate
Gosford Greyhound Club Facebook
Greyhound Classifieds Australia
Greyhound Buy Swap Sell
Greyhound Straws & Pup Deals.
A huge thank you to Steve Whalland on-course photographer who took some fantastic photos once again on the night.
Sarah Kedwell - who helped with the co-ordination of the children who paraded with trainers in the Pink Ribbon Stake. The field was led out by race sponsor Damian Montgomery and his daughter Dakota from L.J. Hooker Budgewoi followed by Dylan Kedwell, Nathan Kedwell, Angus Boyd, Charlee Sharp, Charli Steadman, Taylah Smith, Madison Kedwell and Ashlyn Kedwell.
Volunteers - Sandra Becker, Charles King and Susan Sinfield who helped with the sale of raffle tickets on the night.
Volunteers – Krysten Radmanovic, Valerie Frances – helping to paint hair and nails pink
Debbie Bone, and all the Staff from Gosford Greyhound Club.