IT’S ALL OVER RED ROVER FOR ANOTHER YEAR
One of life’s disappointments is to cancel a social function that has taken months in the planning. Having said that, there has been virtually no execution towards setting up for Gulargambone Gold Cup race day, so that’s at least a saving grace.
It is with regret the Jockey Club committee have returned a “NO GO ZONE” for racing this Saturday after assessing the course Monday morning 19th Sept at 9.30am.
For those sponsors and members who have paid to-date, the Club will be happy to refund their fees, or they can be accrued for next year, whichever way they choose.
All this incessant wet weather has got to a stage of disruption for social and community life as well as economic disruption to farming businesses with yield loss particularly in pulse crops and quality of cereal grains.
So therefore we have mobilised, to still conduct a community social function. It will be the Gular Long Table set under the tranquil gum trees on the lawn outside the Gulargambone Hotel beer garden. Saturday 24th commencing noon; WITH Fashions Prizes for all categories; WITH a huge jumping castle in the carpark; WITH Face painting and Clowns, AND the children will have their own Gular Long Table (furniture from the preschool). We will also have a visiting councillor from the newly elected Coonamble Council to espouse on the future of Gulargambone and Buy Local topics.
2016 Race on Back to Gular
We Race on Saturday 24 September 2016 with a Calcutta Friday night prior at the Gulargambone Hotel
Gular’s biggest social day on the annual calendar is coming up next month on Saturday 24th September. Make the Gulargambone Gold Cup a ‘must do’ and be sure to invite your friends and family.
Despite all the wonderful rain over the past months softening up the track, the Jockey Club committee continue to upgrade conditions by tickling up the top soil with an aerator. This will enhance the racing conditions after the application of 40 tons of gypsum last year. It should be ideal for the stars on the day along with continued rain events to keep if soft.
The behind the scenes organisational work is in full swing and as the various pieces of the puzzle start falling into position, so does the anticipation of another brilliant social day for the community.
Friday night prior to race day will be the Landmark Gold Cup Calcutta and dinner to be held at the Gulargambone Hotel. The Landmark Calcutta will have the racehorses due to race in next days’ 1200m Benchmark 65 Gulargambone Gold Cup. As usual 1st, 2nd and 3rd places will be paid out. Catering will be a pig and lamb on a spit with seating out under the gum tree on the front lawn; ahhh the ambience of a night lit sky. It should be a great night and will set the mood for a top weekend of racing and socialising.
Then on Saturday the action kicks off with our complimentary luncheon and drinks under the marquee from 12 noon. The luncheon is open to the whole community and consists of a beautiful spread of finger food washed down with a couple of free beverages. It’s a great way to settle in for the afternoon.
The major sponsor for the Gold Cup is once again Chris and Jennie from the Gulargambone Hotel. We thank Chris and Jennie for their commitment and look forward to another huge party back at the pub after the sixth. Other race sponsors include Elders, Gilgandra Toyota, Armatree Hotel, and newcomer Geronimo Farm Machinery. Our thanks to all of those sponsors.
Once again, over $1500 in prizemoney and vouchers for the Fashion Events is on offer and generates as much interest as the main race itself, perhaps even more. Our visiting judges will come from the Tamworth district and are expecting a tough selection process for the top awards. If you want to increase your chances of being in that selection, get connected to our facebook page to receive tips from our fashion feature in the lead up to race day. We’ll also have prize giveaways throughout the feature.
Membership to the Jockey Club is just $20 pp which gives fast track entry through the gate with your personalised membership card, a racebook, and of course the light luncheon and complementary drinks. This year we’ll be announcing a prize for one lucky member and their partner to dine at the Old Bank Restaurant on a night of their choosing. Why not join the Club, save money, avoid the que and be in the running to win!
So until my next update …
Mark 24 September 2016 and write ‘Race on Back to Gular’.
For more details contact Annie Haling (Secretary/Treasurer) 0428 061063 firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.risa.com.au/club/gjc
Welcome to Gulargambone Jockey Club
Gulargambone - population around 390, 560km north - west of Sydney, midway between Coonamble and Gilgandra has a lot to boast about. A small bush town nestled on the banks of the Castlereagh river. It has that great resilience and fortitude of bush folk that keeps our little community from closing up shop.
With just one annual meeting, it's the gala social day and night that the whole community gets involved in, and is the reason why this mighty little club wages on.“At Gulargambone, the gambling almost seems to be an afterthought. A few minutes before the start of each race the bar empties and the betting circle fills up. The laughter and cries of “G'day mate” are only drowned out a few times in the afternoon, when the drumroll of hooves roars past the spectators.Most of the people leaning against the white rails beside the track have come to strengthen old friendships. The whole idea of these races is that they are the social day of the year”
"Make Gulargambone Gold Cup a 'Must Do' this year. The Excitement of pounding hooves down the straight; Complimentary lunch and drinks; Free children's entertainment; Sweep and Fabulous Fashions on the Field prizes to Win. This will be a Ripper of a Raceday @ Gular."
”Here at Gular, western gateway to the Warrumbungles, life looks pretty damn good.”