SA TROTS - Team Teal Time for Hill
A STAR anytime of the season, Dani Hill appears to shiner even brighter at this time of the year.
Hill, along with close to 300 reinswomen throughout Australia and New Zealand, is sporting specially-designed driving pants as part of the Teal Pants Campaign.
Between February 1 and March 15 the leading ladies wear teal pants as part of the extraordinary crusade to raise crucial funding and valuable awareness towards ovarian cancer research and education.
Each state’s governing body, various principal clubs and the TAB have combined to donate $400 to WomenCan for each victory.
Western Australia has taken a different approach and is donated $15,000.
In its eighth year, the Teal Pants Campaign has raised more than $2million.
In 2017 Hill led the team with 32 wins before repeating the dose in 2018 – a remarkable feat considering the limited opportunities in South Australia compared to other states!
Missing the 2019 campaign due to injury, Hill was again SA’s main contributor with a dozen victories in 2020 and registered 21 wins to top the table once more in 2021.
With the latest campaign beginning last week, Hill is again among the trailblazers having notched eight wins to be equal with Queensland’s Narissa McMullen.
Hill’s tally consists of three wins at Globe Derby and five in Mildura, including a treble last night behind Wemen Bella, Miss Twinkle and Fizzy Cola.
In what was a terrific result for the Team Teal, Hill’s treble was supported by doubles from Michelle Phillips and Tayla French and a win by another South Australian visitor, Samantha Pascoe.
With seven wins between them, the quartet added $2800 to the cause.
“It’s all the more special to get some wins on the board during teal pants time,” Hill said. “I was rapt to get a treble last night and it will be awesome if I can keep the ball rolling.
“Every win helps and the ladies all over Australasia have already been making plenty of trips to the winners’ circle in the first week.
“It’s a wonderful charity to be supporting and I, like all the reinswomen, will be doing my best.”
Photo: Walter Bulyga