March 15, 2017 Michael Court
QUEENSLAND’s women drivers raised almost $38,000 for charity as the Team Teal promotion ended at Albion Park last Saturday night.
The Women’s Cancer Foundation pocketed $37,800 after six weeks, with each winning woman driver earning $400 for that charity from UBET and the Albion Park and Redcliffe Harness Racing Clubs.
Several thousand dollars more has also been raised by various off-track activities in-and-around Brisbane’s harness venues.
In-form Trista Dixon was the biggest earner for the ovarian cancer research, with 13 winners over the six weeks.
Dixon started proceedings with the opening double last Saturday – Feel The Faith and Make A Statement.
Dannielle McMullen followed suit soon after with Remember Them in the third race, while Isobel Ross partnered subsequent winner Annika Magic.
Women also tasted success in the training department: Megan Cockburn with Karloo Kix (Bart Cockburn) and Vicki Rasmussen with Another Swinger (Pete McMullen).
McMullen returned to ‘home base’ for a hit-run visit because there was no racing last Saturday night at his temporary interstate headquarters, Tabcorp Park @ Club Menangle.