The Tattersall’s Racing Club continues to champion country racing as an essential element of the State thoroughbred racing industry. This year, it provided $9000 in sponsorship support to three country racing clubs: Gympie Turf Club, Central Queensland Amateur Racing Club and Kilcoy Racing Club.
The monetary support provided is used as prize money and to sponsor race days. Prize money is an essential element of a sustainable racing club and the Tattersall’s Club is proud of its tradition of providing monetary support to country racing.
“The Tattersall’s Racing Club has a large country membership so it is important to support those country members, the country racing community and the wider racing industry, of which Tatts is a founding member,” said Tattersall’s Racing Club acting president, Scott McAlpine.
The three clubs have expressed their appreciation for Tattersall’s Racing Club for the support provided their clubs and country racing.
"Racing is very important to the Gympie community and we are very thankful for the support that the Tattersall’s Racing Club provides the Gympie Turf Club," said Gympie Turf Club president, Spencer Slatter.
The donation was extremely valuable to the Kilcoy Race Club whose community had experienced particularly tough times with the recent floods.
“We are so grateful to the Tattersall’s Racing Club to the support and commitment that has been provided to the Kilcoy area particularly during our recent run of bad luck which has hit the club hard.” said Kilcoy Race Club senior vice president, Conway Searle.
This year was the first time that the Tattersall’s Racing Club had provided monetary support to Central Queensland Amateur Racing Club and president, Peter Peirano said that the committee and club hoped that this relationship would continue for many years to come.
The Tattersall’s Racing Club also has been a long time supporter of the Royal Queensland Show Thoroughbred Competition and continues to support.
Tattersall’s Racing Club’s ongoing support of the competition allows participants in the Royal Queensland Show Thoroughbred Competition the opportunity to strive to be the best in their area of expertise. Indeed, events such as these confirm Tattersall’s Racing Club interest in backing the racing industry to ensure its growth into the future.
The next Tattersall’s Race Day will be on Saturday, December 1 at Eagle Farm Racecourse and will feature the Carlton Mid Country Cup 1200m.
Tattersall’s Race Club media release