Pink Ribbon Day Greyhound Race Meeting a success

The Pink Ribbon Greyhound Race Day was a huge successThe Pink Ribbon Greyhound Race Day was a huge success

The Pink Ribbon Day Greyhound Race Meeting organised by Central Coast trainer Ms Raelee Shearer, on October 4, was a successful event, and raised $4,818 from online donations from people within the industry and the community.

Ms Shearer extends her congratulations to the winner of the feature event on the night, Pink Ribbon Day Stake 2016, which was “Red Calibre” trained by Mr John Callaughan and owned by Massive Racing. Mr Callaughan and Massive Racing accepted the presentation rug donated by Ms Margaret Dunn, Cessnock Greyhound Breeders and Trainers Association (GBOTA) Branch Treasurer and the trophy.

Ms Shearer is a breast cancer survivor and said she knows how important ongoing research, and the invaluable work done by volunteers, is and hopefully their combined efforts will provide more opportunities to fi nding a prevention. “I would like to thank the GBOTA Management, Ellen Harris GBOTA Operations Manager and Rachael Harrington, Gosford Operations Manager and the staff from Gosford Greyhound Race Club,” Ms Shearer said. “A big thank you to the sponsors; BBF Café Woy Woy, Bliss Demolition, Gosford Greyhounds Staff, Hunter GBOTA Directors, Michael Eberand, Pride Clothesline Care and Tony Pickles,” she added. Ms Shearer also extended her gratitude to Shannon and Jenny Boyd for organising a BBQ to support the event with all proceeds going to the fundraiser.

“There were many people who also assisted in making this event so successful, including those who donated prizes for the raffl e; Julie Legge, Katie Henry, Pets Domain Lake Haven and Mars Pet Care and the volunteers, Sandra Becker and Charles King. “The funds raised will help the countless women affected by breast and gynaecological cancers. “Cancer Council NSW is the only charity that supports women through the entire journey from diagnosis and treatment, to recovery and life after cancer, so every dollar raised is funding vital research, prevention programs and support services for women. “I am proud to be associated with the greyhound industry as the support that was shown to me again this year, I think, says it all,” Ms Shearer concluded.

Email, Oct 7, 2016 Raelee Shearer, Pink Ribbon Day Greyhound Race organiser