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Buy a Beanie for Equine Welfare
McEvoy Mitchell Racing has teamed up with Thoroughbred Racing South Australia (TRSA) to launch a new beanies initiative, reported theracessa.com.au. For every McEvoy Mitchell branded beanie sold, $10 will be donated to TRSA welfare initiatives, specifically equine-welfare research and event sponsorship for retired racehorses. "Firstly, it's come about because Tony (McEvoy) is such a proud South Australian and wants to support the idea," said McEvoy Mitchell sales and marketing manager Matt Tillett. "Animal welfare is obviously at the forefront of Tony's mind at all times. But also the appointment of John Cornell as TRSA's new equine welfare is another reason why the idea came up, given John worked at the stable for many years." Matt Tillett said the beanie initiative is also being supported by Hygain Groups. "They're our feed supply merchants and they're one of the most prominent feed suppliers in the game," Matt Tillett said. "They're also very interested in horse welfare, in terms of research. I suggested the idea to them – because they partner up with us in a few things – and they loved the idea, so they're contributing financially to each beanie as well."