Third Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group race day raises $18,000 for ovarian cancer cure trials

ON YOUR HORSE: The Border Ovarian Cancer Race Day at Wodonga District Turf Club raises $18,000 for ovarian cancer trials. 'Dog Tyred' won gold. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG

ON YOUR HORSE: The Border Ovarian Cancer Race Day at Wodonga District Turf Club raises $18,000 for ovarian cancer trials. 'Dog Tyred' won gold. Picture: ELENOR TEDENBORG

The Jindera Tyre Service swapped wheels for hooves on Saturday to take out the top place in the Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group’s race day.

Jockey Mitchell Palmer, representing the tyre service and Riverina Boarding Kennels, broke St Pats Football Club’s winning streak in front of hundreds of spectators at Wodonga and District Turf Club.

Ovarian group president Heather Watts said the third race was the best so far.

“There was more people there, everyone was down out along the fence watching and everyone had a great time,” she said.

“People are becoming aware of the event and we had 20 more at our marquee this year.”

Ms Watts said the race would end the year’s fundraising events, with a return of the March sky diving fundraiser to depend on levels of interest.

“We think we’ve probably done $18,000, so that’s $3000 up on last year,” she said.

“We had a cracking day.”

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