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Tommy Berry announced as new Thoroughbred Park Ambassador

The Canberra Racing Club is thrilled to announce leading Jockey Tommy Berry as a new Thoroughbred Park Ambassador for 2022/2023.

A 35-time Group 1 winner, Berry is one of the most respected and renowned names in Australian racing.

Berry has a long and personal affiliation with Canberra having spent weekends at Thoroughbred Park since he was 15 with future wife Sharnee (née Nisbet) who lived on-course.

Given his close connection, Berry is keen to contribute to what is a vital period for Canberra racing.

“It is obviously a pivotal time in Canberra racing on a number of fronts.” Berry said. “Canberra is an important part of the racing landscape in the region and I want to contribute to a healthy racing industry there.”

“Their recent appointment of Darren Pearce (as CEO) is a really positive step and I look forward to working with him and the rest of the team in Canberra, along with my fellow ambassadors.”

Berry’s sister-in-law, recent Canberra Jockey’s Premiership winner Kayla Nisbet, will return as a Thoroughbred Park ambassador in 2022/2023 alongside radio identity & fashion guru Kristen Davidson and Canberra Raiders captain Jarrod Croker who has recently returned to training following injury.

Berry, along with colleague Tim Clark, was awarded the inaugural Darren Beadman Medal as the most winningest Jockey across the 2022 Canberra Racing Carnival.

“The racing down in the Capital is always high quality and I love getting down to Thoroughbred Park to ride across the two-day Carnival in March.

“It was a wonderful honour to win the inaugural Darren Beadman Medal. I’m keen to get down there and defend the title in 2023.”

Pictured: Tommy celebrating his win in the 2021 Canberra Guineas with daughter Charlise