Newsletter July 2019

Dear Race Club Supporter,

Update to come

Racing dates at Berrigan for this season are as follows;

August 25th 2019               Members and Patrons Day

November 2nd 2019          Berrigan Gold Cup Day

March 14th 2020                Finley Autumn Cup Day

Annual General Meeting Date – Wednesday 6th September 2017 at Berrigan Sporties

Ongoing Course Improvements

During this past season the club has invested some $50,000 in works and equipment to maintain our infrastructure to the standard expected by patrons attending our facility. The upgrade of our underground sprinkler system together with our new mower/tractor has ensured all areas, both marquee and general surrounds, are well grassed and more easily maintained. The revamped mini Bar and Bar-B-Q Building is a welcome upgrade. More recently we completed our brand new Finishing Post which replaces the old brick construction that served us well over many decades but was in danger of collapsing.

Season 2016-2017 was successful l from both a racing and social point of view. We do struggle for attendance at our August and March meetings but will continue to promote these race days so as to maintain our district, together with the Jerilderie and Tocumwal clubs, as a viable racing centre. While our race dates are relatively few the Berrigan course is used most days by trainers/owners in preparing their horses for race days. Such activities provide economic benefits to our region.

Membership cards for season 2017-2018 are enclosed for existing members.

New Members – Your invitation to membership can be downloaded from our website and the committee would very much appreciate your support to show that our community wish to continue to make the race club and its social contribution to our country way of life a viable option.

A   PATRON membership is a special option that some might like to consider. PATRONS will be offered extra benefits at each meeting in the form of food and beverages in a special marquee with TV and all the trimmings. Make a note on your invoice if you wish to update to Patron and forward your cheque – membership or patron to PO Box 84 Berrigan 2712.

The club’s annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday 6th September at the Berrigan Sporties commencing at 7.30pm. Please come along to show your support for the club and for the committee members who contribute many voluntary hours towards the upkeep of the racecourse and facilities.

If anyone is interested in joining the committee or would just like to offer some volunteer services please contact the secretary at [email protected] or phone 0358852233.

Full Membership ($55) and Patron Membership ($330) prices have not changed and there are some very worthwhile added benefits to membership this season. Please refer to the membership flyer or check out our website or face book pages.

Berrigan Gold Cup Day – information and marquee order forms are available for download on the race club web site or by phoning the secretary 03 58852233.

We trust you will enjoy being involved with your race club.

Bill Daly


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