From the President ...
Welcome to our new Assistant Groundsman, Brody Willis. The Club received many applications for the position and Brody impressed us with his professionalism, maturity and hands on experience. Brody is a 24yr old local lad who will commence duties on 27th September and will work along side of Anthony McCulloch who has been promoted to Head Groundsman. Congratulations to both !
We are all looking forward to our Spring Racing Carnival. Bring on the warmer weather ! Please book in the following dates for some great racing action:
Tuesday 5th October - TAB race day
Friday 29th October - Southern Highlands Cup Day
Saturday 6th November - Girls Day Out, Argyle Rotary Hospital Charity Race Day
Thursday 18th November - Challenge Foundation Calcutta Night - contact Margaret O'Neill on 48 212928
Friday 19th November - Goulburn Cup Day
Sunday 21st November - Goulburn Workers Club Anniversary Cup Day
Tuesday 21st December - Little Day Out Christmas Cup Day
Monday 21st February 2011 - this is an extra race day we have been allocated
Melbourne Cup Day - Tuesday 3rd November
The Race Club will not be conducting any races on Melbourne Cup Day.
The Goulburn Workers Club will be holding a luncheon on the day, starting at 10am - contact the Club for further details on 48 21 3355.
Saturday - Girls Day Out /Argyle Rotary Hospital Race Day
The traditional Argyle Rotary Hospital Charity Raceday is on Saturday 6th November, being Emirates Day - the last day of the Spring Carnival.
It will be a 6 event TAB meeting and an excellent day of top quality racing. The traditional hospital novelty events and Fashions on the Field will be conducted.
A free glass of bubbly to the first 200 girls ( over 18 years of age)l. Up and coming young singer, Ellie Beckman, will entertain the crowd.
Goulburn Workers Club Anniversary Cup Day Sunday 21st Nov
Members can purchase tickets to our Marquee before they go on sale to the general public. For just $55 per member, and $66 non members, you will receive a ticket to our decorated marquee in a prime position, a 2 course smorgasbord luncheon and entry to the race course. There will be a fully stocked bar in the marquee for you to purchase your drinks and a television to watch all the racing action. Tables seat 10, but you are able to purchase single tickets also. Hurry to secure your tickets, as this offer will end on 29th October. If you are interested, it would be appreciated if you make your booking early as this will assist the Club in ensuring an enjoyable occasion for all. The Club is keen to make this the inaugural race day and we hope it becomes a popular tradition.
Congratulations to Guy Walter who took out Premier Trainer of the Year ( for the seventh year), Kathy O'Hara who won Premier Jockey of the Year ( for the fourth year) and Josh Adams who was awarded Premier Apprentice Jockey of the Year. Horse of the Year was awarded to Gunna Happen trained and part-owned by Robert Price of Nowra.
Goulburn Race Club Syndicate - Update
Since June, the syndicate's two fillies have progressed very well through their preparations. So Pretentious had her first start on the Canberra Acton Track in mid August and ran a very credible fourth after encountering a wide run from a bad barrier. Guy has given the filly plenty of time to recover from this run and has scheduled her second run for Friday 17th September on the grass track at Canberra. Provided the filly can strike a dry track and draw a favourable barrier we would expect her to be very competitive.
Gold Stream has now had two barrier trials at Goulburn. Her second trial was a major improvement on the first and after showing good gate speed, she hung on very well to finish second. She is now due to have her first race start at Kembla Grange on Saturday 18th September over 1200m. Gold Stream will gain valuable race experience from her first start and will head to the spelling paddock for the Spring after Saturday. With one of the best seasons we have had in years, this filly will certainly thrive in the paddock and will hopefully strengthen up for the next preparation in the Autumn of 2011.
Welcome to Graeme Spackman who has now moved his training operations on course.
New State of the Art Barriers will be arriving from Simtrack Barriers in mid October.
New Sponsors for 2011 : S & K Wilson Plumbing, Divalls Earthmoving, Maddens Stable Bedding, Goulburn Farm Machinery. Welcome and thank you to these businesses.
Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 22nd November at the Race Club. Further information will be mailed to you in the near future.Please note your diary.
Fred's joke of the day :
A man asked an American Indian , :"what was his wife's name?"
He replied " she is called Five Horses"
The man said that is an unusal name for your wife, what does it mean ?
The Indian answered" It is an old Indian name. It means....
NAG, NAG ,NAG, NAG, NAG