27 November 2010: PETstock Animal Supplies has increased its involvement with harness racing by signing on as the major sponsor of the Group 2 Bendigo Pacing Cup, the Bendigo Harness Racing Club’s flagship event raced at Lords Raceway each January
Already the sponsor of the Group 1 Ballarat Pacing Cup, PETstock has committed to a three year partnership with Bendigo Harness Racing Club which is a significant boost for the Club and the local region.
BHRC General Manager David Aldred said, “President Dennis Bice and the Committee of the Bendigo Harness Racing Club are delighted that PETstock has signed on to partner our Bendigo Pacing Cup. It is our aim to continue building the status of the Bendigo Pacing Cup, our feature race, each year as a major event for the community and a premium race for harness racing in this state.Together with PETstock’s support we would like to try and elevate the race to Group 1 status in coming years. We look forward to a long and successful association with the company.”
Store Manager of PETstock Bendigo Chris Walker said, “PETstock is a proud and passionate supporter of harness racing throughout Victoria and we are thrilled to join forces with the Bendigo Harness Racing Club.
“Not only will we work alongside the Club to continue raising the profile of the Group 2 Bendigo Cup, but our strong connections with major equine brands will help drive better prices for club members and associates.”
The Bendigo Pacing Cup is a time-honoured race that attracts star pacers to Lords Raceway every year. Last year, the 2009 Inter Dominion Champion and USA Little Brown Jug winner, Mr Feelgood contested the race and was runner-up to the Graeme Lang trained Sammy Maguire. The previous three Cup winners were Grand Circuit horses Sting Lika Bee (2007), Safari (2008) and Changeover (2009).
In 2011, the $50,000 PETstock Bendigo Pacing Cup (2650m) will be raced on Saturday night 15 January. Also on the same program is the $20,000 Group 3 Maori Mile for Trotters over 1609 metres.
For further information contact:
David Aldred – General Manager (Bendigo Harness Racing Club)
5449 3205 or 0419 317607
Chris Walker – Manager (PETstock, Bendigo)
5442 9200 or 0400 687732
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