Gen­eros­ity Flowed at Caulfield on The Mel­bourne Rac­ing Club’s Char­ity Race Day

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Sup­port­ing 16 wor­thy char­i­ties, the Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foun­da­tion Race Day saw over 6,000 peo­ple en­joy­ing the day, rais­ing in ex­cess of $125,000 for the lo­cal char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups in­volved. Ozhar­vest were win­ners on the day, with the Terry and Ka­rina O’sul­li­van trained Mag­na­pal, rid­den by Luke Cur­rie, tak­ing out the Group 3 Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foun­da­tion Cup (for­merly the Nat­u­ral­ism Stakes). Mag­na­pal earned a place in the BMW Caulfield Cup as a re­sult of his win. In a mir­ror im­age of last year’s race, Caulfield RSL and Pan­care were to claim a share in the $ 30,000.00 prize pool, with their horses United States and Gen­uine Lad re­spec­tively fin­ished 2nd and 3rd. The money raised on the day for part­ner­ing ben­e­fi­cia­ries from gen­eral ad­mis­sion ticket sales and cor­po­rate hos­pi­tal­ity pack­ages was a great achieve­ment which kick started the Spring Rac­ing Car­ni­val at Caulfield. MRC Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Brodie Arn­hold said the clubs ex­pec­ta­tions were well and truly ex­ceeded with the day’s re­sults. “The Bendigo Bank East Malvern Char­ity Race Day her­alded the of­fi­cial launch of the new MRC Foun­da­tion, our co-or­di­nated ap­proach to char­i­ta­ble ac­tiv­ity, and to see such a great level of sup­port and gen­eros­ity in rais­ing so much money for the 16 par­tic­i­pat­ing char­i­ties cer­tainly jus­ti­fies our be­lief in the Foun­da­tion. “The on­go­ing sup­port from our nam­ing part­ner Bendigo Bank East Malvern has once again en­sured the suc­cess of the event, and we are also ex­tremely ap­pre­cia­tive of the col­lab­o­ra­tion and sup­port from the Vic­to­rian Govern­ment in es­tab­lish­ing the MRC Foun­da­tion - we thank them both for their in­volve­ment,” con­tin­ued Brodie. “We are look­ing for­ward to this fan­tas­tic event go­ing from strength to strength in the years to come,” he con­cluded. The day’s no­table at­ten­dees were the Hon­or­able Martin Pakula, Min­is­ter for Gam­ing, char­ity am­bas­sadors Olympia Valance for Camp Qual­ity, EX-AFL iden­tity Kevin Sheedy for Caulfield RSL and Gold Medal­ist Joann For­mosa for RDA, in ad­di­tion to many other govern­ment rep­re­sen­ta­tives and rac­ing in­dus­try lu­mi­nar­ies. En­ter­tain­ment was also in abun­dance on the day, with a live per­for­mance from Tim Camp­bell, plus kid’s ac­tiv­i­ties, gar­den par­ties, a silent auc­tion, and mas­cot sprint prior to the main race.

CAULFIELD RACE­COURSE CAME ALIVE ON SEPTEM­BER 19TH, 2015 WITH COM­MU­NITY SPIRIT, FAM­ILY FUN AND TER­RIFIC RAC­ING FOR THE BENDIGO BANK EAST MALVERN MRC FOUN­DA­TION RACE DAY, WHICH ALSO MARKED THE OF­FI­CIAL LAUNCH OF MRC’S CHAR­I­TA­BLE ARM, THE MRC FOUN­DA­TION.

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