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November 11, 2022

Twelve of Sydney’s best jockeys will compete across ten meetings of the Kia Friday Night Racing season from tonight’s opening at Canterbury Park for a group of charities via the Australian Turf Club Foundation.

The Australian Turf Club and leading Australian cleaning, waste management and presentation services company, Quayclean Australia, join again to raise funds for local organisations around Canterbury Park and across Sydney.

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 tonight’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.

At the end of the ten-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 Quayclean will fund this $22,000 total in partnership.

Jockeys competing in the series are James McDonald, Tommy Berry, Kerrin McEvoy, Nash Rawiller, Tim Clark, Brenton Avdulla, Josh Parr, Rachel King, Sam Clipperton, Tyler Schiller, Zac Lloyd and Dylan Gibbons.

Australian Turf Club Executive General Manager Racing and Wagering James Ross said the innovative series engaged with racing enthusiasts and the local community around Canterbury Park.

“Kia Friday Night Racing has grown and proved incredibly popular, and we are delighted with Quayclean to support the community whilst showcasing Sydney’s world-class jockeys in action,’’ Mr Ross said.

“This series features not only some of the best Sydney jockeys in a generation but also features the future stars of our sport in apprentices Zac Lloyd, Dylan Gibbons and Tyler Schiller.

“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 again thrilled to continue our support for this fantastic and invaluable community fundraising initiative arranged by the ATC Foundation.

“We acknowledge the importance of community organisations who work tirelessly to support those in need in a year that has been particularly challenging for so many.

“Our team embraces the principle of supporting local communities and know how this project combined with the ATC and jockeys will achieve that outcome.’’

The ten Kia Friday Night meetings across summer start from tonight and conclude on Friday 24 February next year.

Each evening 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 24 February.

Included in the ten meetings is New Year’s Day at Canterbury Park headlined by the Listed $160,000 Canterbury Sprint.

For all racing, general and ticketing information for upcoming meetings across the Kia Night Racing at Canterbury Park go to


Community organisationsDetails
Dancing Heart StudiosThis charity provides relief from suffering for disabled persons of all ages via structured and educational weekly dance classes
Saint Michael MealsMeals are prepared in Bankstown and taken to Central Station to feed the homeless
Meals on Wheels – CanterburyCanterbury 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
Heartbeat of FootballOur 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 IncorporatedRSAC provides leisure activities, sport and recreation for people with disability and support for carers
Salvation Army Campsie BranchSalvation Army continues to provide services to individuals and families doing it tough, knowing that we are now needed more than ever.
Turbans 4 AustraliaSince 2015, Turbans 4 Australia has specialised in providing emergency goods to people in need regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity.
Little WingsLittle Wings is a non-profit organization providing sick children and their families, throughout regional NSW, with free ongoing flight and ground transport during the treatment process
Australian Kookaburra KidsAustralian Kookaburra Kids Foundation delivers a mental health program to children aged 8-18 living in a family where a parent has mental illness
Learning LinksPreventing 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.
Save Our Sons Duchenne FoundationSave Our Sons Duchenne Foundation was founded in 2008 and is the peak body for those living with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy (around 1,000 young people) across Australia.


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


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