The benefit race day for injured jockey, Rosie Myers, has attracted generous wide-spread support.
Seventeen racing clubs from Ruakaka in the North to Southland in the South have donated $1000 each and have been join by the TAB and NZTR in a sweepstake competition to be on race day with all funds going to the Rosie Fundraising.
Making this day even more special, Rosie has made the decision to donate all of the money raised in her name to three special causes; The Injured Jockey’s Fund, Westpac Helicopter Trust, and Wellington Free Ambulance. Both the Helicopter Trust and Ambulance Service were vital in keeping Rosie alive and well after her fall at the Foxton Trials in August.
Rosie is making sound progress on what will be a long slow recovery process.
Other supporting organisation are the New Zealand Jockey’s Association and New Zealand Trainers Association who will donate $100 voluntarily from each win on the December third race day.
A gold coin donation admission to the race day at New Plymouth Raceway will also add to the funding.
The list of clubs donating and participating are;
Auckland Racing Club
Waikato Racing Club
Tauranga Racing Club
Hawkes Bay Racing Inc.
Taranaki Racing Inc.
Egmont Racing Club
Waverly Racing Club
Wanganui Jockey Club
Waipukurau Jockey Club
Wairoa Racing Club
Poverty Bay Turf Club
Otaki-Maori Racing Club
Masterton Racing Club
Southland Racing Club
Canterbury Jockey Club
Matamata Racing Club
Oamaru Jockey Club
New Zealand Racecourse Managers Association
CJC also donated a second prize for the sweepstake competition.
Trainer, Gary Hennessey, of Weowna Park has also donated a service to Ocean Emperor for the 2021 season. Offers for this can be made to Taranaki Racing (email@example.com).
Gary stated, “Rosie is a special person and we had several wins together”.