Gold Coast Turf Club and Aquis Farm sign on as naming rights partners of Clan O’Sullivan and Canberra Speed Series
The Canberra Racing Club (CRC) is thrilled to announce a partnership that will see exciting new concepts branded as the ‘Gold Coast Turf Club Clan O’Sullivan’ (1000m) and the ‘Aquis Farm Canberra Speed Series’.
With the Gold Coast’s premier sporting event, The Magic Millions Race Day, just 15 days out from the inaugural $50,000 Clan O’Sullivan on Friday, 30 December, both Clubs are hopeful that Canberra’s newest feature for two-year-olds can be a launching pad for the riches of the $2m Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
“The Gold Coast is firmly on everyone’s mind at this time of year and we are delighted to partner with the progressive Gold Coast Turf Club.” Canberra Racing Club Chief Executive Officer Darren Pearce said.
“We are confident that this partnership will drive a quality field for the inaugural running of the Gold Coast Turf Club Clan O’Sullivan.”
The $400,000 Aquis Farm Canberra Speed Series, made up of three quality two-year-old races and culminating in the Group 3 John McGrath Auto Group Black Opal Stakes (1200m), was announced by the CRC last week and is a part of a series of big announcements to be made in coming weeks.
“Thanks must go to Gold Coast Turf Club and Aquis Farm for their generous support of our new initiatives.” Pearce said.
Gold Coast Turf Club Chief Executive Officer Steve Lines said of the announcement, “We are really excited to be a part of what is a wonderful initiative.”
“The Gold Coast Turf Club is committed to the racing industry as a whole and partners with many racing Clubs around Australia. This partnership is a testament to that commitment.”
“Saturday, January 14th will play host to Magic Millions Race Day with some of the best two-year-olds in the Country on display.”
“We saw a horse called Farnan win on debut at Canberra before taking out the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic, and although he wasn’t at his best when he competed in our race up here, the Golden Slipper winner is the kind of horse we’d love to see take on the Gold Coast Turf Club Clan O’Sullivan before heading north to take on our $2m 2YO Classic.”