2018 Charity Race Day

Saturday 25 August 2018 saw 1,500 guests put on the Ritz and head to Rosehill Gardens Grand Pavilion for a superb Charity Race Day lunch in support of 22 Children’s, Disability and Medical Research Charities. The Foundation was targeting to raise $200,000 from the event, final results well exceeded this at over $250,000. These funds go towards the $1 million which will be distributed to the benefiting charities. With Piper Heidsieck Champagne on arrival guests enjoyed, 9 Races, entertainment from comedian and MC Tommy Dean, a live band, Fashions on the Field, racing personalities, the Big Bet and a stunning raffle and charity auction … this fabulous, fun and highly successful event had a serious intent to support charity. The Race Day was supported by all sides of financial and corporate Australia and is organised by the ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation.


This Race Day boasted a sensational silent Charity Auction of 93 lot items including a South African Safari with Business Class flights on SAA, a Pacific Boating 44 foot class membership,Singapore Airlines Business Class tickets to Europe, shares in a Race Horse, a luxury Regent Seven Seas Cruise, a 3 hour cruise for 30 guests on the most luxurious new super yacht OneWorld, a stay at the Ritz Hotel London flying BA Club Class, fine dining, beautiful artworks, stunning jewelleryand much more.


Sharon Lenton from Thoroughbred Events did a fine job scouting out the fashionistas in the crowd and judging the Fashions on the Field along with WINK Models.  Guests were treated to a complimentary cocktail bar from Johnnie Walker, a three-course seated gourmet lunch, binoculars for use courtesy of Leica, a fabulous door prize draw, The Big Bet where lucky 5 tables each won a $1,000 David Dwyer betting voucher for a major flutter on the Rosehill Races. To top it all off, the live band, Endless Summer Beach Party kept the room grooving and the festive atmosphere going until after the races had concluded.


Race Sponsors: Singapore Airlines, Visit Monaco, FIIG, New Caledonia Travel Connection, Pacific Boating, Hachem Management Group, Lindt Chocolates and CEO Magazine


Watch the Event Video HERE

Updated date: 17 Sep 2018 - 12:59