Day At The Track

Cambridge to host Teal Ambassadors

03:18 AM 13 Feb 2018 NZDT
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Sheree Tomlinson,Harness racing
Sheree Tomlinson
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Waikato Bay Of Plenty Harness Racing is set to support Team Teal in a big way next Thursday 22 February.
 
The club is thrilled to announce that they will host the three ambassadors for Team Teal in Nicky Chilcott, Sam Ottley and Sheree Tomlinson.
 
Nicky of course is a local identity, and Sheree and Sam will available for driving engagements at the
meeting.
 
The track holds fond memories for Sam, after she won the Group 1 Four-Year-Old Diamond with Rocker Band in 2016.
 
“It’s just so great to be able to raise awareness for such a worthy cause, and to be able to drive at Cambridge again is going to be a buzz. 
 
"I’m just excited to be a part of the ladies night,” Sam said.
Whilst driving at the Cambridge course will be a whole new experience for Sheree who will drive there for the first time.
 
She’s no stranger to breaking new ground of course after becoming the first female driver to win the Dominion Handicap with Amaretto Sun last year.
 
“I haven’t driven in an official race at Cambridge, but I have been there twice before driving with Kidz Kartz. So I’m really looking forward to heading there and supporting the cause, but this time the sectionals might be a bit different!” said Sheree.
 
The meeting will be known as ‘Ladies Night Supporting Team Teal 18’ and is set to include a ladies night event oncourse, with a proportion of ticket sales going to support the Woman’s Cancer Foundation and further awareness for Ovarian Cancer.
 
Tickets are only $30 and include and antipasto platter, reserved seating, drink on arrival and a $10 donation to the Wom-
an’s Cancer Foundation.
 
Club President Rob Lawson said the club was only too eager to help support awareness around Ovarian Cancer and the Team Teal Campaign, which started on February 1 and will end on March 11.
“I am delighted that our Club can participate in this wonderful cause – it should be exciting having Sam and Sheree here to add a real highlight to our Ladies Night meeting.”
The campaign is running nationwide where all female drivers wear Teal Pants to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer. For each win the pants gain Harness Racing New Zealand will donate $200, Woodlands Stud $100 and each club donates $100 for a win at their track. So in short, $400 goes to the Woman’s Cancer Foundation for each win during the six weeks.
 
To book tickets for the Ladies Night at Cambridge, or to book Sheree or Sam for drives please contact the Cambridge Raceway Office on 07 827 5506 or email dave@cambridgeraceway.co.nz
 
 
Jess Smith
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