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Racing Queensland, in conjunction with Greyhounds Australia, Greyhound Clubs Australia and the controlling bodies in NSW, VIC, SA, TAS and WA have joined forces to raise money for farmers across Australia with a promotion set to deliver at least $10,000 in aid this Thursday night.
The 'Yellow Dog Makes Hay' promotion will see $1000 donated to Buy A Bale each time the Yellow Dog (Number 5) wins any race at Albion Park, Dapto, Sandown, Angle Park, Hobart or Mandurah on September 27.
Buy A Bale is run by Rural Aid Australia - an Australian charity founded in 2015, operating in all states, dedicated to providing a central point of focus for rural communities that require assistance.
The program delivers hay and other essential items to farmers who have littel or no feed left for their cattle. This program was chosen because of its national reach and opportunity to link the yellow rug with the colour of hay.
Racing Queensland Chief Operating Officer Adam Wallish said RQ's contribution to the cause complemented its Birdsville drought relief campaign, which raised at least $50,000 for the Queensland Country Women's Association Drought Appeal.
"Racing Queensland is proud to join with the greyhound industry across Australia to provide additional support to farmers during this time of crisis," he said.
Greyhound Clubs Australia (GCA) is donating $2000 to the fundraising effort.