Gosford Race Club is proud to announce the sponsorship of three riders in Racing NSW and Equestrian Australia’s Equimillion Competition at Sydney in October.
The event in its first year will offer more than $1-million in prizemoney, distributed across four disciplines for retired thoroughbreds; Eventing, Jumping, Dressage and Show Horse awarded to Junior, Amateur and Open Professional Competitors within each division.
The club received a huge response of applicants, awarding two full sponsorships to local riders, Skye Regan and Sally-Ann Gemenis.
Skye Regan will be competing in Eventing and Show Horse with the former Kylie Gavenlock-trained, Deangelo. The gelding concluded his racing career at Gosford in 2018, before being re-trained by Skye at the beginning of this year.
“I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to compete in the Equimillion event thanks to the race club’s sponsorship. To be able to participate in an event with such a high level of riders will be an amazing experience and one I’m sure I will take much wisdom from.”
Sally-Ann Gemenis will be competing in Show Jumping, with Greg McFarlane’s Golden Tycoon. The eight-year-old gelding’s most significant win in 2019, taking out the Polytrack Provincial Championships Gosford Qualifier at Newcastle, going on to compete in the final at Randwick.
In addition, the club has also offered Annie McDonald a part sponsorship for her horse, Lucky Dubleo. McDonald currently works for Gosford’s Jake Hull who secured his first win as a registered trainer in December 2022, his first metropolitan win earlier this year. Lucky Dubleo (known as Lacey) has previously been the face of The Coast campaign.
The inaugural event will be held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre on the October long weekend.
Saturday 30th September 2023 – Show Horse and Eventing Dressage
Sunday 1st October 2023 – Dressage and Eventing Jumping and Cross Country
Monday 2nd October 2023 – Show Jumping
Gosford Race Club wishes all local competitors the best of luck in such a prestigious event. Follow their journey on The Entertainment Grounds socials.
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