NSW Racehorse Owners Association’s Racing’s Night of Champions is always a very popular event on the racing calendar and guests will be far from disappointed by this year’s edition.
The red carpet occasion, being held on Thursday 15 August, celebrates the achievements of both horse and human with a variety of coveted awards.
New sponsors Coolmore Australia and City Tatts join loyal supporters TAB, Racing NSW, Sky Racing, the Australian Turf Club, International Animal Health Products, New Zealand Bloodstock, Wild Oaks, Inglis, Carrazzo Consulting, De Bortoli Wines and Hall Chadwick.
Partnering for the first time with Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) as the charity, the evening will hit home with the many industry participants who have friends and colleagues, or even personal experience, with devastating spinal cord injuries.
Jockeys Tommy Berry and Tye Angland are involved in this year’s event, with Tye currently receiving rehabilitation and ongoing peer support through SCIA and welcoming the opportunity to help raise funds for its ongoing work. SCIA provides a range of ongoing services to help people lead more independent lives.
Generous donations of auction items will make for some lively bidding. A service (with free return) to Golden Slipper winner, Vancouver; a handmade white gold and diamond pendant; a $10,000 SKY Racing advertising package; a 5 Star luxury holiday in Bali with business class airfares; and a McLaren Racing Car experience are just some of the fantastic lots in the auction.
The entertainment this year has been designed to maintain the celebratory mood of the evening. The John Field Band is a high energy 8-piece party band with a repertoire of rock and roll, contemporary pop and swinging jazz from years past.
The Racing’s Night of Champions Awards will be televised live to an international audience on Sky Thoroughbred Central by Sky Racing, with highlights also being shown across the Sky Racing Platform.