Gunnedah to host ‘Racing Mates’ get together

Racing industry participants in the Hunter and North West Racing Districts are invited to attend the next ‘Racing Mates’ BBQ Get-Together to be held from 12pm at the Gunnedah Jockey Club Race Meeting on Sunday, May 30.

Racing Mates ambassador Pat Webster will be trackside to host the event, which promotes ‘mates looking out for mates’.

“On the back of successful Racing Mates events at Tamworth and Wellington showcase race meetings, we are pleased to be hosting our next BBQ gathering at Gunnedah,” Webster said.

“Our BBQ gatherings are all about bringing the racing community together for a chat.

“There is nothing better than talking to someone who understands where you’re coming from.”

Webster will host the afternoon tea get-together from 12pm in the race day stalls area of the Gunnedah Jockey Club, prior to race day.

Racing Mates is a peer support initiative established by Racing NSW, empowering mates to look out for mates.

Research has found that effective support offered from peers and colleagues can aid significantly in coping with stress and difficult situations.

Having access to clinical psychologists, counsellors and assistance hotlines is essential and these services are available. 

However, people are often more likely to initially reach out to a trusted peer or colleague for support. 

The Ambassadors will not provide specialised counselling; rather they are available as a port of call when industry participants are in need of a mate.

The Ambassadors possess a wealth of industry knowledge allowing them to relate to multifaceted concerns people may be experiencing.

 Industry specific expertise combined with accredited training ensures Ambassadors can provide a crucial link between those in need and the required support.

For further information please contact Pat Webster on 0418 644 955.

Further information about Racing Mates and its Ambassadors can be found online at