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April 25, 2018

The Australian Turf Club has joined with the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 to assist in fundraising and recognise the ATC’s long history with the military ahead of the Games from 20 – 27 October.

Collections will take place today at the Anzac Day meeting at Royal Randwick as well as the NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow at Rosehill Gardens, which runs from 24 to 29 April.

The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will be further supported in special race days through the year including at functions, race naming and monthly collections leading up to the Games.

The Australian Turf Club’s history with military reaches back to the early 1800s when horse racing first began in Sydney with the involvement of the 73rd Regiment.

Royal Randwick and Warwick Farm also played vital roles during the Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2.

Australian Turf Club Chairman Laurie Macri said the new partnership under the ATC’s Community Engagement Program recognised shared values.

“The ATC is privileged to be able to join the cause with the outstanding competitors who will be at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018,’’ Mr Macri said.

“Working together with the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 helps to highlight the great service that our men and women in the military give to their country and our communities.’’

Patrick Kidd OBE, CEO of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, said: “We are grateful to have the support of Australian Turf Club with us on our journey to Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover.

“The Games highlight the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country.”

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