Green lights way for Cup hopefuls
CLARENCE River Jockey Club (CRJC) chairman Graeme Green has called for nominations for this year’s Kensei Club.
About 10 businesses have thrown their hat into the ring to win naming rights for the 2011 Grafton Cup, run during the July Racing Carnival.
Each nominee pays $3000 and will have their name drawn out at the CRJC Gala Dinner on April 16.
Elders Real Estate was the lucky winner last year, but all of the nominees won prizes such as naming rights to July’s other races.
“Everyone who is in the Kensei Club is a chance to win the number one prize,” Green said.
“We have got about 10 or 11 (nominees) and we would like about half-a-dozen more.
“It’s a good way of advertising and it’s looking pretty positive at the moment.”
Interested business should contact the CRJC on 6642 2566.
Meanwhile, New South Wales Racehorse Owners Association (NSWROA) president Ray McDowell has announced the appointment of Louis Mihalyka and Tom O’Callaghan as members of the committee.
Mihalyka has enjoyed a long association with the racing industry. He founded Laurel Oak Bloodstock 20 years ago with the aim to make racehorse ownership easy and enjoyable.
O’Callaghan, a practicing lawyer for 38 years specialising in banking and insurance law, has been involved in horse racing for more than four decades.
“NSWROA have been most fortunate again to obtain the services of such great racing enthusiasts for the NSWROA committee,” McDowell said.
“Both gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge to the table, together with an unfailing passion for the industry and will be valuable additions to our committee.”
The appointments took effect March 7.
2011 July Racing Carnival
Westlawn Finance Day
Coffs Coast Prestige Ladies Day
WHK Ramornie Day
Grafton Cup Day
Maclean Bowling Club Family Day