SYDNEY JOCKEYS SADDLE BACK UP WITH QUAYCLEAN AND CHARITIES AT KIA FRIDAY NIGHT RACING
November 16, 2023
The Australian Turf Club and partner Quayclean will again team up for charities as twelve of Sydney’s best jockeys compete across the Kia Friday Night Racing season, starting this week at Canterbury Park.
Jockeys will be allocated a local community group or charitable cause and compete in a series based on 3 points each win, 2 points each second and one point each third.
At tomorrow’s opening meeting of the season, a special draw will be held to link each of the charities with a jockey. The full lust of charities is listed below.
The 12 jockeys competing in ten meetings from 17 November 2023 to 23 February 2024 are Nash Rawiller, Tyler Schiller, Jason Collett, Zac Lloyd, Adam Hyeronimus, Rachel King, Tommy Berry, Kerrin McEvoy, Regan Bayliss, Josh Parr, Tim Clark and Chad Schofield.
At the end of the eleven-night season jockeys who compile the highest totals will earn their allocated causes: $7,500 (leading rider), $3,500 (second high total) $2,000 (third highest) and $1000 for each charity of the remaining riders.
In addition, any jockey not in the selected 12 riders but who takes out individual riding honours on any Friday night will receive a donation of $1,000 for their selected charity.
The Australian Turf Club and leading Australian cleaning and waste management firm Quayclean will fund this $22,000 total in partnership.
Australian Turf Club Executive General Manager Racing and Wagering James Ross said the series engaged with the local community around Canterbury Park and the ATC Foundation, and the cream of Sydney jockeys.
“We are delighted that Quayclean will again support community-based charities across one of the ATC’s most popular racing programs in the Kia Friday Night Racing series,’’ Mr Ross said.
“The Sydney jockey ranks are amongst the strongest and most competitive anywhere in the world and riding for the benefit of 12 charities brings added interest and incentive for the riders.
“Kia Friday Night Racing is an ideal way to see the racing live and up close amid a great atmosphere at such a popular spectator course as Canterbury Park.’’
Quayclean CEO Mark Piwkowski said: “Quayclean is thrilled for the third consecutive year to be supporting this invaluable and fun community fundraising initiative arranged by the ATC Foundation.
“We acknowledge the community groups and charities who continue to support those in need, and who are determined to influence real change within our society.
“As a business, we are committed to ensuring we contribute positively to the environment around us.
“Our team embraces this opportunity to support the selected groups and charities, and we know how this project, combined with the ATC and jockeys, will achieve that outcome.’’
The eleven Kia Friday Night meetings will have a feature $80,000 Evening Star race and meetings also include a sprint and staying series which culminate in a finals night on 23 February.
For all racing, general and ticketing information for upcoming meetings across the Kia Night Racing at Canterbury Park go to www.australianturfclub.com.au
|Meals On Wheels||Canterbury Meals on Wheels Inc. is a service that provides home delivered meals to persons, living in the City of Canterbury Local Government Area, who are frail and elderly, or have a disability, or are a carer.|
|Learning Links||Preventing learning difficulties from causing disadvantage. We work in close collaboration with schools, early childhood settings, professionals, and parents to help children with learning disabilities and difficulties.|
|Dancing Heart Studios||This charity provides relief from suffering for disabled persons of all ages via structured and educational weekly dance classes|
|St Michaels Meals||Meals are prepared in Bankstown and taken to Central Station to feed the homeless|
|Heartbeat of Football||Our mission is to have zero heart-related deaths on the sporting ground by promoting healthy hearts in sport via awareness, education, prevention and action.|
|Recreation, Sports and Aquatics Club||RSAC provides leisure activities, sport and recreation for people with disability and support for carers|
|Supertee||The Supertee is a medical garment provided to children facing long-term illness in hospital. It is an updated version of the traditional hospital gown, allowing ease when changing garments while accessing and bypassing medical lines.|
|Salvation Army Campsie||Salvation Army continues to provide services to individuals and families doing it tough, knowing that we are now needed more than ever.|
|Turbans 4 Australia Inc||Since 2015, Turbans 4 Australia has specialised in providing emergency goods to people in need regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity.|
|Morris Children’s Fund||Morris Children’s Fund provides specialist Music Therapy Program for children who have significant learning needs because of severe physical and multiple disabilities, an illness or special needs, the ability to learn and communicate through music and musical instruments.|
|Humanity Matters||Creating dynamic connected communities that embrace and celebrate ALL their members, opening doors for social inclusion to those young people who have become disengaged and isolated in Bankstown, weekly on Friday nights|
|WNOW (When no one is watching)||WNOW creates environments where men are proud to be men; comfortable to take their ‘armour’ off and be their authentic selves, feeling supported and safe in a community of like-minded men through sunrise classes and events.|
AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB MEDIA CONTACT:
Brett de Vine
0419 613 455
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