Gannon's participates actively in the Western Australian Racing Industry through our various activities throughout the year. Our main activities are as follows:
The Gannon's Pony Trots at Gloucester Park
The Gannon's Pony Trots is the grass roots of the racing industries next generation, with current and past champions having their start in the Pony Trots.
Based on a non profit sporting club, the pony trots meet every Friday night at Gloucester Park (seasonal). There are various feature races through out the year, including the Gannon's Pony Oaks. A handicapping system applies, with the aim of giving each child the opportunity of winning a race.
What is required is a pony up to 13hh, over 3 years old and that is broken safely to harness. Children must be aged between 6 and 16 years old. Cart and harness is responsibility of participants whilst the club provides safety vests. Other forms of sponsorship, through the clubs partners, is available.
Gannon's have proudly sponsored the club since 2013. The club strongly encourages all participants to have fun, work as a team, develop a good sense of sportsmanship and to learn about the racing industry. Gannon's select and present the 'Junior Achiever Award' each year, all pony trotters are encourage to write an essay about their achievements throughout the season, sportsmanship and their community focus.
For more information about the Gannon's Pony Trots, please visit the Facebook Page.
Gannon's Ladies Day at Northam Race Club
The Gannon's Ladies Day at Northam Race Club, featuring the Gannon's Ladies Day Cup, first started in 2005. The day combines three of our passions Hats, Handbags and Horses!
It is a fabulous day of racing in the Avon with great on-course entertainment, marquee and Gannon's open our pop-up hat shop on-course with our new season collection of hats and fascinators.
For more information about Gannon's Ladies Day at Northam Race Club, please visit the Northam Race Club website.
Gannon's WA Oaks (Group 1) at Gloucester Park
Since 2005, Gannon's have sponsored the Western Australian Trotting Association (now trading as Gloucester Park Harness Racing). In 2006 we were given naming rights to the Gannon's WA Oaks (Group 1) - Western Australia's premier harness race for 2 year old fillies.
Past winners of this race, including Norms Daughter, have gone on to lead great racing and breeding careers.
In return for our sponsorship, Gannon's are the exclusive suppliers of Trophies, Awards, Colours and Presentation Products to Gloucester Park. We also supply the Staff Uniforms, Hi-Vis Work wear and Flags to Gloucester Park.
One of our highlights has been the supply of product to the 2012, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Inter Dominion's - including trophies, awards, gifts, merchandise and souvenirs.
For more information about Gloucester Park and the Gannon's WA Oaks, please visit the Gloucester Park website.
Ladies Day at Pinjarra Race Club
Gannon's have been involved with Ladies Day at Pinjarra Race Club since it's introduction in 2013. Each Ladies Day we setup our pop-up hat shop on-course for the day.
We also participate in judging the fashions on the field events throughout the day.
For more information about Ladies Day at Pinjarra Race Club, please visit the Pinjarra Race Club website.
The Gannons.com.au Handicap at Bunbury Turf Club
Gannon's have been involved with the Bunbury Turf Club for almost 20 years. We are proud suppliers of Trophies, Awards, Rugs and presentation products to the club.
Each year on Bunbury Cup Day we sponsor the "Gannons.com.au Handicap" and award a complimentary set of Gannon's WA made Racing Colours.
For more information about the Bunbury Turf Club and Bunbury Cup Day, please visit the Bunbury Turf Club website.