A good crowd gathered at Russell T White Raceway to join in Pacing for Pink and help raise money to fight breast cancer.
Pacing for Pink is a campaign that involves harness racing clubs throughout Victoria raising funds for the McGrath Foundation.
Ararat Harness Racing Club decided to support the campaign by dedicating its meeting on Tuesday, May 11 to raising funds for the cause.
Club volunteer Sharon Ralph helped organise the event and said she was delighted with its reception.
"We had great attendance and everyone had a good time," she said.
Ms Ralph said there were various fundraising activities on the night.
"We had raffles where people from the local community and the thoroughbred industry donated prizes, we had a cake stall that I reckon raised a good $600-700, we had silent auctions on the night, and we also sold off the race names and the sprint lane," she said.
Paul Preusker Racing is also auctioning a Lunar Fox Australian Guineas print to raise funds for Pacing for Pink. The current bidding for the print - which is signed by trainer Paul Preusker and jockey Michael Dee - is at $1200.
Ms Ralph said the culmination of these fundraising efforts have ensured the Ararat harness Racing Club's involvement in the campaign has been a success.
"I had a target of about $10,000 and we're going to smash it, which is awesome," she said.
People are still able to contribute to the campaign at collection tins located at Deb's Cafe & Diner, Ararat RSL, and Tasty Bird.
Ms Ralph said anyone wanting to donate can also contact her by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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