Teal Pants 2024 set for fashionable finale

With just one day left in the 2024 campaign, Team Teal has surged past the $20,000 mark.

The annual campaign, now in its seventh year, is all about increasing awareness of ovarian cancer and raising funds for research. This year's campaign started on February 1 and finishes tomorrow (March 15).

Funds are raised every time a female driver, dressed in her distinctive teal pants, wins a race, thanks to support from HRNZ, clubs and individual sponsors.

So far the total stands at just over $20,000 after another busy week.

The West Coast circuit, complete with ladies-only races at Westport and Reefton, raised over $5000 with Sam Ottley, Kerryn Tomlinson and Mia Holbrough being the three most successful drivers. Ottley has had a cracking Teal Pants campaign with 18 wins, including five at Reefton on Sunday. Tied on six wins each are Sarah O'Reilly, Kirstin Green and Kim Butt.

A teal-themed quiz night at Addington Raceway on Tuesday raised nearly $2000 (and a few laughs).

The six week long campaign winds up back at Addington tomorrow night with the grand final of the Frocks at the Trots. It's the first year the competition has been held with 10 finalists - all wearing their touch of teal - vying to win the top prize of a trip for two to Mooloolaba Peninsula Resort.

The finalists have come from the winner and runner-up of four heats held around the country over the past month or so, as well as two wildcards.

In keeping with the occasion Airpark Canterbury will transport the finalists in a limousine to the races tomorrow night.

Other support has come from Addington Raceway, the TAB, She Chocolates, Event Professionals and Linden Leaves. We would to thank all our sponsors for their support and generosity.


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