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Medical experts warn that stress can result in a physical response to events that make that person feel anxious.
Popular Seven personality Sofie Formica is hoping her physical response to her unique stressful situation will be ecstatic on-her-feet cheering as her horse thunders home in Australia’s richest sprint race, Saturday’s AAMI Stradbroke Handicap.
Sofie has been given $5000 in cash by the Qld Bookmakers Club to pick a winner in Queensland’s grandest race, the AAMI Stradbroke Handicap on behalf of the Brisbane Racing Club’s Official Carnival Charity, MontroseAccess.
The Qld Bookmakers Club will hand over the cash to Sofie this Saturday at Eagle Farm racetrack where thousands are expected to flock to share in the excitement of the 120th AAMI Stradbroke Day, the grand finale of the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival and Queensland’s most prestigious race day.
Race-goers will witness history as Australia’s elite horses battle it out in Australia’s premiere sprint handicap race, all eyes on the $1 million prize.
In celebration of this great race, the Queensland Bookmakers Club have challenged Sophie with choosing the winner, or at the very least a place-getter, and in turn transform their $5,000 cash into an even greater donation for this very worthy cause.
The AAMI Stradbroke Handicap is a favourite with both professional and amateur punters offering the biggest betting prize pool and best odds of any of the Brisbane Racing Carnival races.
“While this is all a little nerve racking I am very excited about placing a big bet in the Stradbroke thanks to the Qld Bookmakers Club” Sophie said.
“I’ve even met the horse I plan to back and whispered in his ear so I am confident it will all be fine…..I think…” she said.
However, no matter whether Sofie’s choice wins or loses, a minimum of $1000 will be donated to MontroseAccess thanks to the Qld Bookmakers Club.
The Brisbane Racing Club, together with MontroseAccess, is grateful to the Qld Bookmakers Club for creating this opportunity to raise much needed funds to support children and young adults with physical disabilities across Queensland.