January 2014

Country coastal racing at its best – how else are you able to describe this years running of the Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club Oyster Cup? Large race fields and crowds all enjoying the beautiful weather with a light easterly cooling breeze. The seafood being the feature of the day – serving Wallis Lake oysters, freshly cooked fish sandwiches, prawn rolls, and the Poor Man’s Sausage Carpetbag. Plenty of refreshments flowed for the Mums and Dads with a free bus service running from town to track. What a great way to enjoy a family day’s racing at the Tuncurry track.

Premier trainer Luke Griffith from Scone won the Oyster Cup with Don’t Move ridden by Meg Hoey winning by half a length. After the thrilling victory Luke, who is no stranger to the Tuncurry track, vowed to continue to support racing at the Tuncurry track, declaring that it was one of the most progressive country race tracks on the Mid North Coast. Both Dale Sprigs and Luke Griffith declared the new jockeys’ rooms and racing facilities that have now been installed as first class.

Once again none of this would have been possible without the hard working volunteers giving of their free time leading up to the race meeting and on the day, as well as the sponsors who have faith in supporting the committee working for the twin towns of Forster/Tuncurry. If you missed the last day’s racing prepare yourself for 1st March for the XXXX Gold Cup, bookings are now being taken for Pavilion tickets and Gazebo hire, ring Marg on 0429 967 823 to make sure you don’t miss out. Be there!

Good Punting see you down the track.