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October 3, 2020

The owner of TAB Everest runner Classique Legend – Mr Boniface Ho – will donate five per cent of any prizemoney earned in the world’s richest race on turf to the Australian Turf Club’s charitable arm.

Mr Ho, who in March purchased the Australian Turf Club’s TAB Everest slot in a three-year deal, will donate up to $300,000 to the ATC Foundation if Classique Legend wins at Royal Randwick on 17 October.

A minimum of $50,000 will be given to the ATC Foundation which supports communities and racing industry participants most in need through an annual grants program.

Classique Legend, trained by legendary Royal Randwick trainer Les Bridge and ridden by one of Australia’s most successful jockeys Kerrin McEvoy, is one of the leading chances in the $15 million TAB Everest.

The flashy grey galloper clashes today at Royal Randwick with TAB Everest favourite Nature Strip in the Group 2 $500,000 Bisley Workwear Premiere Stakes in their final lead-in races to the TAB Everest.

Mr Ho said: “It is an enormous thrill and honour to be a part of this race and I am pleased to be able to give something back to Sydney and NSW racing through the ATC Foundation.

“Classique Legend is a very special horse and we are looking forward to being part of a race which has captured the attention of the racing world.”

ATC Foundation Chairman Phil Morley said: “We are very grateful for the enormous generosity of Mr Ho in supporting the ATC Foundation in this way.

“The TAB Everest is not only world racing’s most unique event on the track it is now giving back to the racing industry and wider community through the ATC Foundation.”

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