From the President ....
Greetings to all ! It's hard to believe that half of the year is almost over already.
These chilly months of the year do not affect the members and patrons ON TRACK, because "Country Racing at it's best" can be experienced all in one place, from the warmth and comfort of the enclosed grandstand. No reason for you to miss any of the first class racing.
The Club would like to welcome our new Track Curator, Mr Jody Rodgers, his wife Michelle and children Dearne and Tom to Goulburn. Jody is origionally from Sydney and moved to the Central Coast 19 years ago. He has been involved in the racing industry for over 12 years, firstly with Wyong Race Club (greyhounds) before changing codes to thoroughbreds where he worked for 7 years. Jody has spent the last 5 years at Cessnock Wine Country Race Club.(owned by the Newcastle Jockey Club)
The Club would also like to pass on their appreciation to Ben Baldock, Assistant Track Manager, for keeping the ship afloat in the transition period between Track Curators.
Local trainers continue to mix it with the best on track ...
Congratulations to members Joe and Rita O'Gara of Tobermory Stud, on winning the 2008 Sydney Cup with No Wine, No Song. Joe and Rita are successful owners/trainers and long time supporters of our Club. They have enjoyed other successes with Spirit of Tara, Atlantic Air and Bundoran Breeze - just to name a few.
Rick Worthington is ever consistent also, with Steel Giant performing well recently.Danny Williams and Ken Callaughan have proven their abilities with wins in Group Races with Wasted Emotions and Thrown In.Well done to all of our local trainers - we congratulate them on their results.
Guy Walters, leading Sydney trainer and a long time supporter of Goulburn, has always felt likea local, however he has now taken that one step further and moved a major part of his operation to the Goulburn track. Guy has 45 horses in work here and has recently secured a local property. We extend a warm welcome to Guy, Wendy and their team.
It is the time of the year when we seek your continued support of the Goulburn and District Racing Club from the renewal of your membership. The racing subscription for 2008/09 racing year is $66. You will receive a Member's badge and a Guest Member's Badge which will admit you ON TRACK and to all member's amenities. Please complete ALL details on the renewal form, then detach to return with your payment.
Goulburn's Racing Season 2008/09 ....
Please detach the list of race dates from your renewal, so you'll know when to be ON TRACK for all the best in Country Racing. A few highlights are :
* Melbourne Cup Tuesday 4/11/08 -Goulburn will have live racing on Melbourne Cup Day and novelty events will be combined with traditional Melbourne
Cup festivities. A great day for all with proceeds going to support the local hospitals.
* Goulburn Cup - Friday 21/11/08 and Goulburn Workers Club Anniversary Cup - Sunday 23/11/08
A huge weekend is in the planning to suit all age groups. Traditional favourites such as the Challenge Foundation Calcutta night will be run, as well as some new iniatives such as the creation of a new feature race called "The Goulburn Rose". There is a massive $180,000 in prizemoney on offer on Cup Day and our President's marquee is sure to be filled to the brim with racing enthusiasts and guest alike. On Saturday, the Goulburn Golf Club will host it's Charity Golf Day and a heritage bus tour for the ladies is being arranged. Saturday evening will see an Italian Feast held at the Workers Club for everyone to let their hair down and try a little pasta, pizza and good wine!Sunday will see the Goulburn Workers Club Anniversary Cup Day attract lots of families, as we will have something for all age groups - " The Silly Billies, Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Laser Skirmish, Pony rides and more !
Stallion Tender Scheme ....
Finally, we encourage all members to let us know if you have any exciting news that you would like to share and we will include it in our newsletter and website updates. Updates on our Cup Carnival in November will be found on this website over the next few months.