Increase in corporate support for 2019 Fiji Times Sabeto Horse Races

Horse owner and jockey Zinal Rahiman on his horse Don complete the last obstacle to win the Cross Country Race at the Sabeto Races in Nadi yesterday. Picture: REINAL CHAND

Horse owner and jockey Zinal Rahiman on his horse Don complete the last obstacle to win the Cross Country Race at the Sabeto Races in Nadi last year. Picture: FT FILE/REINAL CHAND

THE 2019 Fiji Times Sabeto Horse Races this weekend has seen an increase in corporate support with sponsors pledging their commitment earlier than previous years.

Event organiser, Kim Beddoes, welcomed the response and support from the corporate community in addition to naming-rights sponsor, Fiji Times and media sponsors TV One and Communications Fiji Ltd we have had the Hot Bread Kitchen, Merchant Finance, ASCO Motors Fiji, Mama’s Pizza and Tourism Fiji come on board as race sponsors.

“Formscaff are building our media tower for the event, Encore is hooking us up with sound for the day, Premium Signcrafters providing us with street banners and the winners backdrop, Animals Fiji are providing us with three vets on the day to check all the horses and Vantage Fiji are capturing the event with their photography and video services. “Corporates have come together to support our unique community event,” Beddoes said.

“Horse racing events such as the Sabeto Races used to be held in the 70s and 80s here in Nadi and were a great source of fun and community pride.

“We hope that the Sabeto Races achieves its goals of putting Sabeto on the map as a great region to visit while also providing a platform to inspire and educate the importance of caring for animals.”

Beddoes also expressed her appreciation to major civil contractors Flame Tree and Higgins for supporting the Sabeto Races again this year.

“There is a lot of pre-event clearing, grading and fencing to be done at the race site, Flame Tree has ensured our track is in great shape and ready for the races.

“Higgins is providing 250m of temporary fencing for the main stretch of the track. We are extremely grateful for these companies’ support in providing the technical expertise and equipment to get this important work done,” Beddoes said.

The 2019 Fiji Times Sabeto Horse Races will be held on Saturday, June 29, at the Aviva Farms’ Sabeto race tracks, with close to 100 horses from across Fiji contending in 10 races.

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