Team Very Special Kids off to the races

Eight Spring Racing Carnival jockeys and trainers have chosen Very Special Kids to be their charity in the Spring Racing Carnival Premierships.

While competing for group titles and prize money at the 12 premier racedays, the jockeys and trainers will also be competing to win donations for Very Special Kids, with a pool of $80,000 up for grabs.

The jockey and trainer who accumulate the most points across the Premierships will win $25,000 each for their nominated charity. In addition, the jockey and trainer who accumulate the most points on a raceday will receive a $1,000 donation for their charity, which will double to $2,000 on the final day of the Premierships.

Team Very Special Kids is made up of jockeys Brenton Avdulla, James Winks and Tommy Berry and trainers James Cummings, Jo Pride, John O’Shea (Godolphin Racing), John Sargeant and Wayne, Michael and John Hawkes (Hawkes Racing).

The Spring Racing Carnival Premierships get off and running tomorrow with Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes Day at Caulfield. Keep an eye out for Team Very Special Kids on these racedays:

  1. Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes Day Caulfield – Saturday 26 September, 2015
  2. City Jeep Moir Stakes Night Moonee Valley – Friday, 2 October 2015
  3. Turnbull Stakes Day, presented by Yellowglen – Flemington – Sunday, 4 October, 2015
  4. BECK Caulfield Guineas Day Caulfield – Saturday, 10 October, 2015
  5. BMW Caulfield Cup Day Caulfield – Saturday, 17 October 2015
  6. William Hill Manikato Stakes Night Moonee Valley – Friday, 23 October 2015
  7. William Hill Cox Plate Day Moonee Valley – Saturday, 24 October 2015
  8. AAMI Victoria Derby Day Flemington – Saturday, 31 October 2015
  9. Emirates Melbourne Cup Day Flemington – Tuesday, 3 November 2015
  10. Crown Oaks Day Flemington – Thursday, 5 November 2015
  11. Emirates Stakes Day Flemington – Saturday, 7 November 2015
  12. Sandown Spring Carnival Day, William Hill Park – Saturday, 14 November 2015