Trainers to be part of Teal Pants fund-raiser

A new dimension is being added to Harness Racing New Zealand's Teal Pants campaign this year.

For the first time two trainers will be involved. They will be Amber Lethaby in the South Island, and Nicky Chilcott in the North Island. Every time one of their horses win $100 will be donated to the cause by HRNZ.

They will join a roster of five drivers or ambassadors.

They are:

Sarah O’Reilly
Kerryn Tomlinson
Kim Butt
Crystal Hackett
Neita Balle

The drivers will wear teal pants and teal silks throughout the campaign and will have individual sponsors as well who may donate.

Every time a female driver wins, wearing the distinctive Teal Pants, money is donated by HRNZ ($100), Racing Clubs and individual sponsors.

Team Teal runs for 6 weeks from February 1 - March 15 and is an Australasian wide campaign increasing raising awareness of ovarian cancer, and raising funds towards research. It has been held in this country since 2018, after originally starting across the Tasman in 2014.

2024 is going to be a tough act to follow after last year's campaign was a record-breaker with 75 individual wins by the ambassadors and a total of $35,000 being raised.

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