Cancer research wins

COFFS Harbour Racing Club's award-winning Pink Silks race day has struck the jackpot.

Proceeds have been counted and funds distributed in the wake of the fifth annual staging on January 9.

Despite cloudy skies, CEO Russ Atkinson reports 1500 people attended to take the cumulative tally past $165,000.

“The Pink Silks committee have again done a fantastic job to assist local organisations by granting them much-needed funds for the awareness, support and services they provide, while also assisting ongoing breast cancer research,” he said.

Distributions were: National Breast Cancer Foundation $10,000, North Coast Cancer Institute – head and neck cancer $6249, North Coast Cancer Institute – Look Good Feel Good $1800, Coffs Harbour Health Campus palliative care $8524 and Coffs Regional Cancer Services $5000.

To assist with the cheque presentations, the Brett Bellamy stable's rising star, Cyclone Brad, showed up to lend a hand – or is that a hoof?

“The racing club would like to thank the tireless work by the Pink Silks committee,” the CEO said.

“Also, the very generous support of sponsors, supporters and Coffs Coast community.”