Team Teal 2019

In 2014, Duncan McPherson, OAM, Michael Taranto and Jim Connolly, all passionate harness racing owners and breeders, conceived Team Teal, an awareness and fundraising campaign that connected the harness racing industry in Victoria with Women's Cancer Foundation.

Team Teal has become an international campaign with hundreds of reinswomen wearing teal driving pants in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Canberra and New Zealand between 1 February and 10 March, each driver striving to cross the finish line first and secure donations for Women's Cancer Foundation.  This year we would like to acknowledge all of the drivers participating and fundraising, the trainers, all of the Harness Racing Clubs, the State Harness Racing Clubs, Harness Racing Australia, Tabcorp, Woodlands Stud (NZ) and each of the communities for coming together to support research into ovarian and gynaecological cancers.

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.

The Women’s Cancer Foundation would like to thank everyone in the industry who raised funds for Team Teal this year. The harness racing industry’s advocacy of Team Teal is an extremely important part of Women’s Cancer Foundation’s success. It enables ANZGOG to make clinical trials research possible through the funding of research nurses – clinical research is vital for finding new treatments for gynaecological cancers and improving patient care, and research nurses are at the forefront of this process.




2 out of 3 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer will die.
Help us turn the tide.