Everyone’s a winner at the Friends of Epworth Race Day
Photo: Alan and Denise Kinkade (2nd and 3rd from left) with Friends of Epworth executive and winning jockey.
Four hundred guests braved the chilly weather to attend the Friends of Epworth Race Day at Moonee Valley Racing Club on Saturday 18 June 2016.
An incredible $50,000 was raised from the event thanks to our wonderful sponsors, staff and friends.
Guests were kept cosy and warm in the Champions Room overlooking the course with a three-course meal, all-day beverages and the opportunity to have a flutter on the tote.
Female jockey Casey Bruce acted as MC and assisted with fashions on the field. Julie Miller from Epworth Freemasons won first prize in the ladies section and Mick Shaddock from Device Technologies won best dressed male.
A highlight of the day was hearing special guest Des O’Keeffe, CEO of the Victorian Jockey’s Association, interview jockey Willy Hernan about his injury and subsequent rehabilitation at Epworth following a fall in 2008 in Geelong.
Nine races were sponsored by Epworth suppliers and friends including Silver Thomas Hanley, DI Office Designs, GJK Facility Services, Bidvest, Kane, Vital and Zouki.