Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Tabcorp Park comes alive on Saturday night March 23 with the annual Girls Night Out supporting the Women's Cancer Foundation Ovarian Cancer Institute.

The Trots, the traditional and favourite label for harness racing, returns to the spotlight on March 23 with the spectacular Girls Night Out at Tabcorp Park.

Proceeds from Girls Night Out go to the Women’s Cancer Foundation Ovarian Cancer Institute, a charity close to the heart of the local harness racing fraternity.

“Everyone remembers The Trots, whether at the Showgrounds or at Moonee Valley, and now that’s what racing is called at Tabcorp Park, Melton, and at trotting tracks around the state,” said Harness Racing Victoria chief executive John Anderson.

“The annual Girls Night Out is a great opportunity to remind people that we’ve revived the traditional name – and we get to raise a lot of money for cancer research.”

Popular Neighbours actor Carla Bonner is the Girls Night Out ambassador will be there, and on track, Victoria’s three leading female drivers – Jodi Quinlan, Kate Gath and Kerryn Manning – will be guiding winners.

“Our sport is one of the few where women compete on equal terms with men, and these three drivers are among the best in the country,” Mr Anderson said. “Kerryn is one of our sport’s true stars, with more than 3000 career winners and the only woman elected to the Harness Racing Victoria hall of fame.”

This year, the Girls Night Out is bigger than ever, moving to a Saturday night to coincide with Australian trotting’s new international showpiece event, the Pryde's Easifeed Great Southern Star.

The ultimate test of speed and endurance, the Great Southern Star will showcase the very best of Australasian Trotting. And with $350,000 in prize-money on offer, only the best trotters in the country have qualified. To complete the final field, a raider called Ridgehead Cahore from Sweden, where trotting is one of the most popular sports, has arrived to take on the locals.

The night features plenty of attraction for women racegoers – complimentary massages and pampering marquees, and a fashion-on-the-field competition with $4000 in prizes. Best of all, entry to the track is free.

To top it off, popular Melbourne funk and soul band Saskwatch will be playing live at the track. The nine-piece outfit has a strong following and will keep Tabcorp Park buzzing well into the night.

“We’re hot to trot for this great night and encourage everyone to come and enjoy the best our sport has to offer,” Mr Anderson said.

For more information visit Hot to Trot.

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Harness Racing Victoria

The Trots is the traditional name for Harness racing, evoking memories of a sentimental era of success. In recognition of this fact, Harness Racing Victoria is bringing back The Trots under the "Hot to Trot" banner. Hot to Trot signals the start of a more youthful and dynamic era for harness racing in Victoria.
Adam Sawell
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Tony Ising

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