CRJC toasts its stayers
By TONY WHITE
GRAFTON identities David Abrahams and Alan 'Laffy' Davidson received an early Christmas present when they were honoured with life membership of the Clarence River Jockey Club (CRJC) at the Grafton TAB meeting last Sunday.
Abrahams first joined the CRJC in the mid 1950s.
His father Leo Abrahams, who joined the club in 1927 and was proprietor of the now defunct Gerard and Company department store, was also awarded life membership.
"I'm greatly honoured, very chuffed with the whole deal the club has seen fit to give me life membership," David Abrahams said. "I've owned a few horses with very limited success and we have sponsored races over the years."
Davidson, now residing in Junction Hill, was the Grafton racecourse curator for 26 years.
There are currently 35 active life members of the CRJC. The board awards life membership for 50 years involvement or in special circumstances.