Strappers preparing horses for the Tarzino Trophy Daffodil Raceday at Hastings tomorrow will have an added incentive, with Al Basti Equiworld Dubai announcing sponsorship of Best Turned Out prizes at the course for the next two years.
Already a successful concept at Riccarton and Trentham, where it is in its second season, the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Best Turned Out prize rewards dedicated strappers for their efforts with cash prizes.
For each race run at all three venues, prizes of $50 per race on Premier and Feature racedays and $25 per race on Industry and Tier 2 days are given to the best presented strapper and horse combination.
In addition to this, tomorrow Al Basti Equiworld Dubai is committing an extra $50 per race to the New Zealand Cancer Society on behalf of each winning strapper.
“Hawke’s Bay Racing is delighted to partner with Al Basti Equiworld Dubai to recognise those people behind the scenes who are such an important aspect of racedays,” Hawke’s Bay Racing’s chief executive Andrew Castles said.
Al Basti Equiworld Dubai is the UAE’s leading distributor of horse feeds, supplements and veterinary medicines and is a major supporter of racing in the UAE, USA, UK, Germany and New Zealand.
“Al Basti Equiworld are committed to supporting New Zealand Racing and are delighted to add Hawke’s Bay into our overall New Zealand sponsorship,” said Malih Al Basti, founder and owner of Al Basti Equiworld Dubai.