Albany Advertiser launches Punting for Charity competition across Great Southern racing season
The inaugural Punting for Charity competition starts today, which pits three local racing enthusiasts against each other in a bid to raise money for charity over the Great Southern racing season.
Albany Advertiser chief of staff Cam Newbold, Albany Advertiser sports reporter Taj Stubber and Albany Racing Club general manager Mark Bayliss will go head-to-head on the punt this season.
At every Great Southern meeting, each punter will have a $50 TAB voucher to spend, with all profits added to their season total.
At the end of the season, the money will be donated to charity.
Punting for Charity is proudly sponsored by TABtouch.
The competition commences at today’s Mt Barker Turf Club meeting and will run through to the final Albany meeting on May 16.
Newbold said the introduction of Punting for Charity was a win-win.
“We are very pleased to launch Punting for Charity for this local race season,” Newbold said.
“A huge thanks to the TABtouch for coming onboard with the idea and we hope to raise plenty of money for charity by the end of it.
“Another positive will be each punt will be placed on course at either the Albany or Mt Barker venue to also support those two respective clubs.”
Stubber has thrown his support behind early favourite Rock Hard Omaru from the Steve Wolfe stable in the first race at 2.06pm today, with a bet of $35 wins and $15 places.
Bayliss has placed his entire $50 on the Rebecca Wallrodt-trained Willow River to win race two this afternoon.
Newbold has sided with Wolfe’s The Spruiker in race six, again with a $50 win bet.
Punting for Charity will appear in the Advertiser edition prior to each local race meeting throughout the season.
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