Hawke’s Bay Racing goes Smokefree to support the Cancer Society

Hawke’s Bay Racing Club are proud to be the first racecourse in the country to make its Daffodil Raceday Smokefree! 

The 2017 Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday on Saturday 2nd September will be raising funds for the local Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society, and will also be going Smokefree to help encourage more Smokefree events in New Zealand.

“To enhance our commitment to the ideals of the Cancer Society we’re thrilled to be able to declare the Hastings Racecourse ‘Smokefree’ for the day and we look forward to patrons and participants alike entering into the spirit of this initiative,” says Hawke’s Bay Racing CEO Andrew Castles.

If you do succumb to the overwhelming “urge” to light up, the racing club's “Mr Daffodil Policeman” will be on hand to request a donation in support of the Cancer Society.

Cancer Society of New Zealand’s Mike Kernaghan says it’s wonderful that Hawke’s Bay Racing are supporting such a valuable cause. 
“While we use donations to support people and their whanau with cancer, I don’t think anybody’s going to argue that preventing cancer is even better.”

Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday is the family day of the BOSTOCK New Zealand Spring Racing Carnival and there will be plenty entertainment and competitions in The Hits Family Zone plus lots of yummy food to choose from.

“The racing on this day last year was first class with the likes of Kawi, Humidor and Ugo Foscolo winners. Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday really does signal the start of Spring racing,” says Castles.

Entry to the racecourse is by donation. Read full details about the Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday and find other Daffodil Racedays across New Zealand.

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