Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pink pigeon race date set - Fairfax - 9th December 2009

The Great Betfair Pink Pigeon Race Day is to be held again next year on January 5 to coincide with Jane McGrath Day.

Starting at Dundas Oval in Narromine it will finish 30 kilometres away, as the crow flies, in Trangie.

Following the success it enjoyed in January of this year the force behind the race, Trangie publican Shane Dolton, is in talks with Channel Nine about the possibility of the race becoming an annual event for the region.

Channel Nine first approached Mr Dolton last year with the idea of a fundraising pigeon race to raise money for breast cancer.

He then put the inaugural event together within two weeks and saw a figure of more than $10,000 raised for the McGrath Foundation.

Mr Dolton was flown to Sydney prior to the first Pink Pigeon Race Day to promote the event on The Cricket Show...

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