Welcome to our Spring Newsletter. There has been lots happening and we have an exciting Spring Carnival ahead of us!
Firstly, I am delighted to announce that the Race Club has recently launched a new website www.goulburnraceclub.com.au. In addition to race day information, please refer to our website for all information regarding our Carnival race days and packages, hiring options, menus and prices and entertainment.
Sunday 5th November is our first Spring race day with the Anniversary Cup, Best Western Goulburn Crookwell Cup & Kids Day Out. The inaugural Graeme Spackman Cup will also run.
If you would like to join the family and friends of the late Graeme Spackman on this special day there is a luncheon in the Winning Post Marquee. Cost is $70pp which includes a two course buffet lunch, a cheese platter & two bottles of wine on each table, tea & coffee, Bar, TV & TAB facilities. Tables are selling fast so I advise you to not leave it too late to make a booking.
We also have a range of fun activities for Kids Day Out from a mechanical bull, animal nursery, jumping castle, face painting as well as Fashion on the Field and a live band.
Saturday 11th November is Girls Day Out. In addition to exciting racing this is a day of glitz and glamour with Fashion on the Field and great prizes, live entertainment, Mocktails, Cupcakes and more! Gate entry proceeds will be donated in aid of Local Womens Health.
See our website for more information on packages and hiring options.
Sunday 26th November is the running of the JCF Contracting Goulburn Cup offering $150,000 in prizemoney this year which will attract top class thoroughbred racing action with first rate trainers, jockeys and horses. There will be fantastic prizes for Fashion on the Field and of course live entertainment.
What’s new ?
Work has commenced on the new tiered lawn area which will offer spectacular picnic and table areas to be closer to the excitement and action to see horses racing home on the straight to the Winning Post!
I am thrilled to announce that Spendthrift Australia has secured naming rights to The “Guy Walter” Fillies and Mares Race also running on Goulburn Cup Day. This famous Kentucky Stud opened its Australian operations in 2015, shuttling stallions JIMMY CREED and WARRIORS REWARD from its American base for this 2017 season to stand with Australian racing star HAMPTON COURT and first season sire SWEAR. Spendthrift will offer winning connections of the “Guy Walter” a stallion service of their choice. This is the fourth year we have held the Guy Walter Fillies and Mares Race on Goulburn Cup Day and I warmly welcome Spendthrift’s involvement in the most prestigious day of racing on our calendar.
We wish to introduce Justin & Ethan from Feasts & Function as our new race day caterers.
Justin & Ethan are based in Canyonleigh and cater for all types of functions in the Southern Highlands and Goulburn region. Justin & Ethan are both passionate about food and delight us with their delicious ideas and menus.
The fabulous Mark Pawson, our former chef, has returned to the Race Club to again cater for all of our weddings and functions.
Sunday 5th November 2017
Saturday 11th November 2017
Sunday 26th November 2017
Courtesy buses will be provided on Carnival days.
For racegoers we are offering a range of hiring and catering options from a Table on the Terrace Lawn Setting, Market Gazebo, Table by the Parade Ring, Pagoda and your own fenced outdoor area, a table in the Winning Post Marquee or enjoy our new exciting lawn area closer to the racing action.
I am very much looking forward to our 2017 Spring Racing Carnival and encourage you to come and experience the racing excitement, glamour and fabulous new race day packages and hospitality that we are offering this year.
On all our Carnival Days the Race Club will be supporting a number of local charities being Love Your Sister, Beau Cosgrove, Can Assist and Look Good Feel Better.
See you on track soon!
Chief Executive Officer