The End Of The Show

Cocktails & Racing has taken the final bow after 21 years. The WPOTA Charity J&B Met Sweepstake will not take place this year.

With the closure of the WP Owners & Trainers Association in early 2013, I have decided not to continue with our charity evening held a few days before each J&B Met. I started this fund raising project way back in 1992 and have enjoyed wonderful support from so many special and generous people. Especially our Cape Breeders, Trainers, Owners, Bookmakers, WPOTA committee, Jeanette and her family & friends, previous WP Stewards, Kenilworth staff, racing punters, and the outstanding Jehan Malherbe & Graeme Hawkins giving of their time each year, and the fantastic Sporting Post. My sincere thanks to all of you for 21 years.

We have always had great evenings of camaraderie, friendship and fun in racing as we built up to the J&B Met each year and in the end the charities were benefiting generously. Together we raised millions for these good causes everybody supporting us playing a part. On behalf of The WPOT Benevolent Trust Fund, The WP Grooms School, The WP Equine Trust and The Society for Autistic Children (Alpha and Vera Schools) I thank you all.

All the Best, good racing.

Rodney Dunn
WPOT Benevolent Trust Chairman

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