Record donations of more than $120k have been raised towards this year’s National Jockeys Trust T20 cricket match, to help injured jockeys and their families.
Wyong Race Club was pleased to be involved in this very worthwhile annual event, contributing $300 to the $2200 raised by Brenton Avdullah who was one of the 20 strong Jockeys’ team that took part.
A bumper crowd flocked to Williamstown oval in Victoria earlier this week for the 7th edition of the annual event, with a star-studded line-up again assembled on both the Jockeys and the All Star sides. For just the second time in the event’s seven-year history, the match was taken out by the All Stars side which made 117 runs after 22 overs, to the Jockeys 103.
Three-time Melbourne Cup winning jockey Damien Oliver led the Jockeys side and said the opposition just proved too good, and that he’d certainly hope to be back again next year to support such a worthy cause. Between them the jockeys raised just over $43,000 in sponsorship towards this year’s record total. Melbourne Cup winning jockey Michelle Payne, ex Kiwi Michael Walker, leading Perth jockey William Pike, Adelaide’s Jamie Kah and Queensland’s Teegan Harrison were other riders who competed alongside our own representative Brenton Avdullah.
The National Jockeys Trust T20 day raises some much-needed funds for the injured jockeys and their families. Brenton Avdullah said it’s great to see so many people getting behind it and we really appreciate everyone’s support.”