Clifford Park’s annual search for a Face Of Weetwood Ambassador will highlight a racing industry trailblazer. Nominations for the prestigious title poured in and resulted in this year’s honours being awarded to local jockey and undisputed “Queen of Clifford Park”, Skye Bogenhuber.
Toowoomba Turf Club Chief Executive Officer Lizzy King said the Club was delighted with the strength of this year’s nominees and thrilled to announce Skye as the ambassador. “The Face Of Weetwood promotion is very special to the Club. We had an incredible amount of quality nominees this year – a total of sixteen nominations, which is unheard of. The Club is so pleased to feature Skye as our Face this year, she has such a wonderful story.
“Skye is the first and only female jockey to win both a Weetwood Handicap and a Toowoomba Cup. She’s also won the Clifford Park premiership five times. Skye is a wonderful role model and trailblazer for women in racing – and women in sport overall,” Ms King said.
Ms Bogenhuber said she was “absolutely rapt” to be chosen for this year’s Face Of Weetwood. “I am extremely honoured to be the Face Of Weetwood for this year. Toowoomba has always been
good to me, I am excited to play a major part in promoting our wonderful race event.
“Being the Face of Weetwood, I’m hoping that I can inspire confidence in girls in all sports and industries – give your best and you can achieve anything.
Racing used to be a very male-dominated sport, but there are lots of girls involved now, which makes being the Face of Weetwood even more exciting for me,” Ms Bogenhuber said.
Toowoomba Turf Club Chairman Kent Woodford congratulated Ms Bogenhuber’s appointment as the 2020 Face Of Weetwood. “Skye is a champion jockey, she has a wonderful profile in Toowoomba and surrounds and, as the Face of Weetwood, she will do a fantastic job in raising the profile of the Audi Centre Toowoomba Weetwood locally as well as interstate.
“The community is extremely proud of this event and Skye will represent the Weetwood and all associated events with confidence, style and sophistication – with an intricate industry knowledge, that gives her a special edge,” Mr Woodford said.
Ms Bogenhuber will represent Clifford Park at all Weetwood events, including the TAB Weetwood golf day, Breakfast With The Stars, barrier draw, the TAB Weetwood Calcutta sportsman’s lunch and, of course, the Audi Centre Toowoomba Weetwood race day on Saturday 26th September, 2020.
The dedicated Weetwood website, www.weetwood.com.au, is now live for all Weetwood information and ticketing.
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