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Media Release: SA welcomes 250 new racehorse owners through ‘Dare to Dream’ competition

250 lucky South Australians walked away from Morphettville Racecourse last weekend attached to one of the State’s top trainers and with their very own share in two racehorses, thanks to Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA)’s ‘Dare to Dream’ competition.

25 competition winners from across the State, along with many of their fellow syndicate members, joined Terry McAuliffe on Saturday 14 December to draw the trainer they, along with 9 of their mates, will be attached to for the next two years, as well as the racehorses they will own a share in.

TRSA CEO Jim Watters said the initiative had brought new people to the track from across the State.

“Dare to Dream has introduced a wide cross section of South Australians to the unique thrill of racehorse ownership.

“Our winners travelled far and wide to be with us for the draw event on Saturday – from Hawker, Wallaroo, Marree, Cowell and more.

“Some winners have chosen to bring their family together for a syndicate, others their work mates or just their best mates. One syndicate has already got matching hats and shirts organised!”

Trainers Chris Bieg, Calvin McEvoy, Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, Richard and Chantelle Jolly and Ryan Balfour attended the draw event to meet their new syndicates and to participate in a Q&A. One of Bieg’s ‘Dare to Dream’ racehorses Mullaghmore also participated in an exhibition gallop on the day, showing off their race-readiness.

“It’s always exciting to bring on new owners and to develop their understanding of the industry and the horses themselves,” said trainer Chris Bieg.

“There’s such strong interest in racehorse ownership, but it’s not something everyone thinks is available to them. Syndication makes ownership fun, accessible and affordable.

“My new owners are all keen to get started, they’ve already followed up with me about coming along to trackwork and watching the horses in action which is great to see.

More horses associated with the ‘Dare to Dream’ competition will be announced soon.

Media enquiries: Alexandra Green, Michels Warren, 0418 608 038 or agreen@micwar.com.au

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