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Team Teal 2024



The annual Team Teal campaign is back in 2024, launching six weeks of fundraising initiatives across the Queensland harness racing industry to support ovarian and other gynaecological cancer research. From February 1 to March 15, the annual Team Teal campaign will return, with the Queensland harness racing industry donating $200 on every occasion a reinswoman drives a winner in the Sunshine State.

In addition, all Queensland reinswomen will wear teal-coloured pants to highlight the campaign. In conjunction with WomenCan, Team Teal donations will support the Australian and New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group’s education and prevention program – Survivors Teaching Students – bringing ovarian cancer survivors into the classroom of medical students to share their experiences.

The funds will provide support for patients to access gynaecological cancer clinical trials, particularly in regional and remote areas, ensuring women have access to the best available care, irrespective of where they live.

Tabcorp will also contribute a further $200 for every triumph by a reinswoman in Queensland throughout the Team Teal campaign.

This year, trainers Anna Woodmansey and Shannon Price will lead the ladies as Queensland’s 2024 Team Teal ambassadors, with their drivers to don the famous Team Teal silks.






Anna Woodmansey

  • Age: 61
  • Career: 105 Wins
  • Group 1:  3 Wins
  • Total Starts: 936
  • Total Wins: 105
  • Total Placings: 230

‘I look forward to participating in Team Teal because it shines a light on this terrible disease, helping to raise funds and awareness, so that we can limit its impact on the community.’

Shannon Price

  • Age: 49
  • Career: 963 Wins
  • Group 1: 6 Wins
  • Total Starts: 4693
  • Total Wins: 963
  • Total Placings: 1330

"Obviously raising money for awareness is always a great thing, especially for women’s causes like the Team Teal campaign.

Racing is right behind everything so it great to be raising awareness for a great cause and I am excited to be coming on board.

It’s very important because early detection can save lives, so creating awareness and encouraging women to go and get any symptoms checked out promptly, could save lives.”



The Team Teal campaign was created by Duncan McPherson OAM who lost his wife Lyn to ovarian cancer in 2010. In failing health, Lyn and her family began fundraising for ovarian cancer research and nurses supporting women in the research units, an initiative that Duncan McPherson connected with his passion for harness racing, co-founding Team Teal with fellow owners and trainers, Michael Taranto and Jim Connolly.

The campaign expanded from Victoria to New South Wales in 2016, to all Australian states in 2017 and internationally to New Zealand in 2018. The vision of Team Teal Is to continue to expand our efforts in raising awareness and much-needed funds for ovarian cancer research nurses and Survivors Teaching Students – Saving Women’s Lives.

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The success of Team Teal not only relies on sponsorship by principal sponsors, but also on the fundraising efforts of the wider harness racing community, the campaign is increasingly embraced with additional fundraising coming from, but not limited to:

  • Clubs matching donations for victorious drives by reinswomen at their tracks.

  • Trainers sponsoring the wins of their drivers, male or female.

  • Drivers and trainers pledging fees and percentages, in whole or in part.

  • Racegoers purchasing a teal awareness ribbon or wristband.

  • Clubs promoting a Team Teal Race Day and seeking admission by donation, etc. Local Communities, Individuals, Clubs and associations hosting their own fundraising events or making direct donations.