Team Teal 2020

Running Tally: $21,000 as at 17 February

The Team Teal Campaign for 2020 runs from 1st February to 15th March (inclusive). 

Founded by Duncan McPherson in Victoria in 2014, the campaign was started to help raise awareness and raise funds for research on Ovarian Cancer.
McPherson lost his wife to Ovarian Cancer and vowed to continue her fight, and has grown the movement from Victoria, to nationwide Australia and now New Zealand.

Every female driver in New Zealand will wear the Teal Pants during February and March, with each win receiving $400 in donations, $200 from Harness Racing New Zealand, $100 from Woodlands Stud and $100 from the respective Club.

Our ambassadors in 2020 are Nicky Chilcott and Alicia Harrison (North Island), Samantha Ottley (Canterbury) and Ellie Barron (Southland). As well as Emma Adams (Junior Kidz Kartz Ambassador). 

A number of the clubs racing during the period are running or hosting events for team teal. Please find details below:

Addington Raceway - 14th February

Team Teal Fundraising Dinner

Tickets to the evening are $45 with $10 from every ticket going directly to Team Teal.
Included in your ticket are:
Free onsite parking
Premier 5 Star Racing
Buffet Dinner
Entertainment throughout the night
Meet and greet with some of our female drivers

Every ticket goes in the draw to win a pair of earrings worth over $1200 courtesy of Pascoes. 

Massive raffle table with fantastic prizes!

Donate on the night and go in the draw to win a romantic trip to Hanmer Springs for two!

Enter the draw to win a Westview Witches Experience! Experience what it is like to be a Westview Witch on the night and also remain in the syndicate for the remainder of the term!

Contact Courtney at HRNZ for your tickets - [email protected] or 0276364355

Thank you to our sponsors who have contributed to the evening:

Pascoes The Jewellers The Digital Birdcage Spectators Bar
Hanmer Springs Retreat Zeberdee Equine Danielle Millar
Hanmer Hot Pools Canterbury Cricket Lone Star
Hanmer Horse Treks Te Pa Wines Westview Racing
A Pocket Full of Spices Woodlands Stud Art & Frame
Lucy Crighton-Arbonne Christchurch Casino Dani Clarke-Dempsey
Mitre 10 Mega Hornby Lincoln Hair Design Sheree Tomlinson


Cambridge Raceway - 21st February

Ladies Night

Get your gal pals together for a very special edition of our popular Friday Night's Under The Lights series in support of Team Teal. $5 from every ticket will be donated to the Team Teal campaign-  a NZ Harness Racing initiative where by all female drivers in New Zealand wear teal coloured driving pants to help raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer. The evening will also feature the inaugural running of the $30,000 Waikato Trotting Breeders' Stakes (2700m) for fillies and mares.

 VIP TICKETS are only $49 EACH
(use code: "teamteal" for a $10 discount)
Ticket price includes: 1x glass of bubbles on arrival, $30 food voucher, $5 betting, race book, 1x drink voucher (wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage only) and & goodie bag.

Ticket price includes race book + drink (beer wine or non-alcoholic).

For more info on this event or to book tickets please click on the link below:

Westport Trotting Club - 6th March

Ladies only races 

More information to come

Northern Southland Trotting Club - 7th March

Team Teal Race Day

More information to come

Reefton Trotting Club - 8th March

Ladies only races 

More information to come

Banks Peninsula - 15th March (final day)

Ladies only races and Fashion in the Field

More information to come

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to Team Teal so far: 

Woodlands Studs The Whale
NZ Racing Clubs Harcourts - Stevie Golding
North Island Junior Drivers   Ange Herlihy - Arbonne
Bill Denton Donations   McCallums Group
Heisenberg Connections Lyn Chilcott