Funds from Sunday's race day at the Shoalhaven Turf Club's Archer Racecourse on Albatross Road will go towards helping a Shoalhaven man meet his rising medical costs.
Jason 'Tricky' Treweeke has a battle and a half on his hands with cancer and the Shoalhaven Turf Club wanted to do something to help.
The turf club's chief executive, Paul Weekes, when he heard about Tricky's plight, decided that all the gate-takings from Sunday's race day would go to helping the Mollymook father of two.
He estimates between $2500 to $3000 will be added to Tricky's GoFundMe page.
Paul said it was good to help a local person and in general support a good cause.
"In all, it was a pleasant afternoon," he said.
The turf club's chief executive said the club can't stage such events all the time but would definitely in the future be looking for another deserving local or cause to support.
The club is looking to run a McGrath Foundation event later in the year.
Over 600 people attended Sunday's event which was billed as a family fun day with free Easter eggs for children, free kids activities including a jumping castle and train rides.
Tricky is a member of a band and it was hoped he would be well enough to attend and perform on the day.
However, he was not healthy enough to attend and a karaoke competition was held instead with a $250 prize for the best male and female.
"The karaoke competition got off to a slow start and I was the first to sing. I did a scratchy version of Copperhead Road," Paul said.
"Then we could not get people off the karaoke machine and the kids got involved with some Wiggles' songs which was cool.
"The guy who won the male section donated the $250 to Tricky."
Race Seven, the Get Well Tricky Maiden Plate was a great way to cap off a successful event off and on the track.
Maranoa, trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, won the Get Well Tricky Maiden Plate and was ridden by Jean Van Overmeire.