AQWA Constructions confirmed as carnival’s new feature race sponsor

Long-term supporter of harness racing AQWA Constructions has been announced as the naming rights sponsor for the exciting new The Rising Sun meet on Saturday July 10 at The Creek.

Regarded by many as the “opening night” of the 2021 TAB Queensland Constellations’ three big features, the inaugural AQWA Constructions the Group 1 The Rising Sun will headline the program as the richest race in the Southern Hemisphere for three and four-year-old pacers.

The evening will also see the running of the Group 3 Mr Feelgood, the Group 3 AQWA Constructions Fleur De Lil Ladyship Stakes, the RadioTAB Wayne Wilson Memorial Paleface Adios Classic and round two of the the Darrell Alexander Trotting Championship Heats.

“It’s an action-packed night of exciting new feature racing,” said The Creek CEO Scott Steele.

“We are very grateful to Paul Galvin from AQWA Constructions who has been a long-term owner, breeder and sponsor of harness racing at The Creek.

“This new sponsorship takes the partnership with AQWA Constructions, who complete small to large renovations projects with an emphasis on the highest standards of quality and workmanship, to new heights.

“It’s a great showcase for this fantastic local business.”

Mr Galvin, who has raced talented pacers including Miss Galvinator, Our Galvinator and Sir Galvinator, confirmed his excitement to step up to the major sponsorship level for 2021.

“I’ve been an avid and passionate participant in the industry since I was just seven years old,” Mr Galvin said.

“I’m very proud and excited to be the inaugural sponsor of the richest race in the Southern Hemisphere for three and four-year-old pacers.

“The carnival has grown over the last few years and coming out of the shadows of the other states.

“I remember back to the 1990’s when Queensland was producing some great horses.

“It would be great to repeat that era and it’s going to take all of us from the industry – breeders, owners, (clubs and administrators), to muster together and take harness racing in Queensland to new heights.

The inaugural TAB Queensland Constellations is set to sparkle this winter with more than $2 million in prize money and bonuses, including 11 Group 1s across seven weeks in June and July.

For full details on the TAB Queensland Constellations, visit

Above: Paul Galvin (left) presents the trophy to winning connections during last year’s 2020 Summer Carnival at The Creek.