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August 24, 2018

The Australian Turf Club has continued to donate surplus training and racing infrastructure from its tracks to several Country NSW race clubs as part of ATC’s charity and community engagement program.

Four horse walkers which have been replaced at ATC tracks will be used by country trainers at Mudgee Race Club (two) and one each at Dubbo Turf Club and Goulburn and District Racing Club.

The horse walkers are due to leave ATC this week and follow another in-kind donation recently by ATC of 1000 metres of running rail to the Gunnedah Jockey Club.

ATC maintains a register of surplus equipment and invites country race clubs to apply for in-kind donations every six months.

Australian Turf Club Acting CEO James Heddo said it was important the ATC leads the way in helping country race clubs.

“As the principal club in NSW we are very pleased to be able to help out other clubs with critical infrastructure that still has a good working life for the NSW racing industry,’’ Mr Heddo said.

Bids remain open for the saddle cloth carried by Winx in last Saturday’s historic Group One Winx Stakes and signed by trainer Chris Waller and jockey Hugh Bowman.

Proceeds from the saddle cloth auction will be sent to Aussie Helpers for drought relief, and the National Jockeys Trust.

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