The final touches are being made to Wingatui Racecourse as
the Otago Racing Club prepares for its inaugural Think Pink
Race Day, for breast cancer awareness, on Sunday.
Otago Racing Club marketing and events manager Charlotte
Neilson said more than 150 bookings had been taken for the
Tickled Pink cocktail function in the Winning Post Lounge at
the racecourseThose attending would receive a ''goodie bag''
Auctions and raffles would be run during the day.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation ''Oaks'' will
feature up to eight amateur riders from Mosgiel and Dunedin
riding against multiple group 1-winning jockey Chris Johnson
in a race over 800m.
Each amateur rider has to raise at least $300 to take part,
with proceeds to be donated to the foundation.
In honour of the cause, Johnson will be in the pink riding
breeches he wore when winning the Pink Ribbon Cup at
Caulfield in Melbourne last month.
The club is also continuing its Show Gate awards, recognising
South Island women who have contributed to the racing