Fight Night Cancelled

Regrettably, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Behind The Barriers “Fighting for Mental Health” Boxing Challenge. 

Unfortunately we cannot revise another date change given Spring Carnival and breeding commitments of our contestants, however, it is highly likely we will hold this event early to mid next year!

Thank you to all of our sponsors who have been a massive support in putting this event together and promoting it… And thank you to those who purchased tickets, for your intent to support Behind The Barriers and the mental health of those in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.

We feel for the fighters who put their heart and souls in to training for the event, their commitment to online & outdoor training during these past few lockdowns has been incredible and they should truly be commended.

If you have already purchased tickets you will receive an email notifying you of this and refunds will automatically credited to the card you paid with.

Looking forward to doing it all again next year.

Join us for a night of nights!

Behind The Barriers mental health charity proudly presents the inaugural “Fighting For Mental Health Boxing Challenge”. An action packed night full of celebrity fights, live entertainment and more. Some of the racing industries most renowned jockeys, trainers and breeders step into the ring to raise funds for mental health on a night that will be one to remember.

WHEN: Saturday September 11th

WHERE: Caulfield Racecourse

TICKETS: $60 per person


Gates open 5:30pm  |  First fight 7:00

After last fight there will be an after party in the Medallion bar from 10pm – 1am

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current lockdown restrictions in Victoria, Behind The Barriers reserve the right to reschedule the fight night to allow the fighters adequate training time. In the event that we cannot reschedule to a suitable time and need to cancel the fight due to COVID-19 or other unforeseeable circumstances a full refund will be provided for all tickets purchased.

The Fighters

The People Throwing Themselves in the Ring

Undergoing 8 Weeks Of Intense Training

Ryan Arnel

Stud Manager
Stonehouse Thoroughbreds

Shane Freeman

Stud Manager
Daisy Hill Breeding

Zac Spain


Dean Holland


Jack Laing


Jack Turnbull

Assistant Trainer
Ballymore Stables

Ben Gleeson

Assistant Trainer
Danny O'Brien Racing

Tommy Martin

Mad Punter

Tommy Stockdale


Roger Stachów

Trackwork Supervisor
Pakenham RC

Jack Virgona

Picnic Jockey

Ash Richards

Sales & Nominations
Widden Stud

Max Keenan

Picnic Jockey

Sam Matthews

Sales & Nominations
Swettenham Stud

Hayden Kneebone


Jack Lake

Track Rider
Grahame Begg Racing

Arthur Gordon

Track rider
John Sadler Racing

Campbell Rawiller


Josh Rodder

Racing & Media Executive
Melbourne Racing Club

Darren Robinson


Kyle Hocking


Making This Night Possible

Our sponsors

Do You Need Help?

Don't waste another moment, call and speak to someone confidentially today.

Depressed woman sitting on a chair in dark room at home. Lonly , sad, emotion concept.