Club Menangle tickled pink to support McGrath Foundation

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For the third year running, Club Menangle will be turning pink throughout May to participate in the Pacing for Pink campaign, which supports the McGrath Foundation.

Over the past two years Club Menangle have raised in excess of $30,000 and will this month be looking to add to that total from success on the track and as it hosts the inaugural Schweppes Pacing For Pink Race Night tomorrow, Saturday, May 4.

Club Menangle will host eight race meetings in May and has committed to donating the following:

  • $200 for each win recorded by a driver in the Pink Pants at Club Menangle
  • $200 for each female training win recorded at Club Menangle
  • $200 for each win that is recorded by a horse carrying saddlecloth Number 8 at Club Menangle

“Our club is proud to be participating in the Pacing For Pink campaign,’’ says Bruce Christison, chief executive officer at Club Menangle.

“We have seen the success that the pink pants (pictured above) have had at our track and across Australia in the past couple of years, and we are again looking forward to seeing the harness racing industry working together to raise funds in support of the McGrath Foundation.”

The foundation funds 223 breast care nurses across Australia and have supported 137,000 families since 2005. 

It is only through the support of the community and our partners that we can continue providing the free care and support of our breast care nurses to families across Australia. We can’t thank you enough for your support,” said Tracy Bevan, ambassador and director of the McGrath Foundation.

Tomorrow night (May 4) Club Menangle will host the inaugural running of the Schweppes Pacing For Pink Race Night with the venue dressed in pink in support of the important cause.

Harness racing action is headlined by four group one races on the card, the Pryde’s Easifeed Queen Elizabeth II Mile, John Gibson Memorial NSW Oaks Final, Slingsby Holdings Macarthur Mile Trotting Mares and Haras des Trotteurs NSW Trotters Oaks.

Off the track, Club Menangle’s sold-out charity event A Pink Affair will be an evening filled with fashion showcases, engaging guest speakers and lively performances.

Miracle Mile Restaurant, which offers the premier trackside hospitality experience at Club Menangle, will be offering a bespoke pink menu.

Pink cocktails will also be on available in the King Of Swing Bar, while the Menangle Night Markets will be on course featuring more than 50 stalls.

“Across Australia there are almost 250 drivers participating in the 2024 campaign with 28 being Mini Trot drivers,’’ says Marg Watson, Pacing for Pink coordinator.

“Club Menangle is one of Pacing for Pink’s major supporters and the main supporter in NSW. We are completely blown away that Club Menangle has chosen one of their premier nights to fundraise for Pacing for Pink.”

Tickets for the Miracle Mile Restaurant at Schweppes Pacing for Pink Race Night are $50 per person. Book now at

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