THE Race For Fun Club’s new filly Tiser will step out in public for the first time at Sunday’s Bendigo Harness Racing Cub meeting at Lord’s Raceway.
The Race For Fun Club is a free initiative by the Bendigo Advertiser and Bendigo Harness Racing Club that allows people to enjoy the experience of racing a real horse for charity.
Tiser, who turned two last week, is Australia’s only fully sponsored racehorse.
The filly is trained by Paul and Maree Campbell at Maiden Gully, fed by long-standing Bendigo business Bush’s Produce and cared for by Bendigo Equine Hospital.
Bendigo Advertiser editor Rod Case said Tiser would be paraded between races two and three on Sunday.
‘‘There will be special stable tours so people can get up close and personal with Tiser and lucky draws throughout the day offering great prizes,’’ he said.
Tiser has taken over the Race For Fun Club reins from original horse Addy, who is now in foal to Alabar Farms stallion Tiz A Masterpiece.
‘‘Addy and now Tiser’s column each Tuesday in the Bendigo Advertiser continues to prove popular, so we hope plenty of people get out to Lord’s Raceway to meet her and even have their photo taken with her,’’ Mr Case said.
‘‘The Race For Fun Club is about getting as many people as possible, particularly families, out and about following an interest together.
‘‘Any money won by Tiser during her racing career will go to charity.’’
The Race For Fun Club has more than 600 members and is featured in a regular column each Tuesday in the Bendigo Advertiser.
The first race on Sunday twilight program at Lord’s Raceway starts at 5.30pm.
Fields for the meeting can be found in today's printed edition of the Bendigo Advertiser.