Late push sees Blue September top $30,000
Harness Racing New Zealand's annual fund-raiser for the New Zealand Prostate Cancer Foundation has raised over $30,000.
The Blue September campaign finished with a bang, with 12 wins at Cambridge and Gore on Thursday, and two more on Friday at Addington.
Money was raised every time one of the Blue September ambassadors won a race during the month, with contributions coming from HRNZ ($100 per win), clubs and the drivers' individual sponsors.
In all the ambassadors racked up exactly 50 wins with the country's top driver Blair Orange leading the way with 14, followed by Zachary Butcher on 8, and Nathan Williamson on 6.
Orange also raised the most money (approx $3900), with Robbie Close (three wins) next best with just over $3000.
It's the third year the campaign has been run and HRNZ would like to thank all those who has supported the cause to ensure its continued success.
The current total of just over $30,000 is expected to climb, with a final tally known early next week.
The 12 ambassadors for 2023 were :
Zachary Butcher (Auckland)
Robbie Close (Canterbury)
Jonny Cox (Canterbury)
Dylan Ferguson (Waikato)
Mark Hurrell (Southland)
Rory McIlwrick (Southland)
Todd Mitchell (Waikato)
Korbyn Newman (Canterbury)
Blair Orange (Canterbury)
Matty White (Auckland)
Matty Williamson (North Otago)
Nathan Williamson (Southland)