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:

 

Race Sponsors

All Coast Metal Recycling

BBF Café

Bliss Demolition

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).

 

Auction Donations

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

Star 104.5

Gosford Greyhound Club Facebook

Greyhound Classifieds Australia

Greyhound Buy Swap Sell

Greyhound Straws & Pup Deals.

 

Photographer

A huge thank you to Steve Whalland on-course photographer who took some fantastic photos once again on the night.

 

Volunteers

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.