Big race backer found
THE Clarence River Jockey Club's hunt to find a naming sponsor for the Ramornie Handicap has come to an end with financial group WHK announced as the fresh face of the July Racing Carnival yesterday.
Club CEO Bradley de Martino Rosaroll admitted the search for a sponsor to breach the hole vacated by Black Toyota had been a 'struggle' over the past 10 months.
“We were aware of Black Toyota withdrawing in the middle of last year and we did have a few leads for other sponsors back then,” Rosaroll said.
“But with the way the economy went they all fell by the wayside.”
However, with a reputation as the biggest financial server in regional NSW, WHK chief executive Sam Sullivan said the chance to further expand the WHK brand in the community was an opportunity too good to pass up.
“We think the Ramornie is a good opportunity to stay in contact with all our clients in regional areas,” he said.
The deal will give WHK naming rights for this year's Ramornie Handicap, and with an option to extend the contract.