July 2014

Not even the frosty weather can slow the growth of the Tuncurry/Forster race course, with the fertilizing and extra three hundred meters of newly installed irrigation the whole of the track and the main straight has never been in better condition, with curator Rick leading the way with his five right hand men repairing the track twice a week the racing surface will be in splendid order for the 13th September “Shake Off the Winter Blues’ race meeting.

Head Steward Drew Smith watched track work last week and commented on the excellent condition of the Tuncurry track.
After returning from the UK and visiting many magnificent race courses where hurdle jumps races are very popular as is the flat racing, and having conversations with racing people from the United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales the committee of the Tuncurry/Forster Jockey Club are going to implement a successful way of acknowledging on race day the best presented horse and strapper in the parade ring. The forgotten hero of racing is the strapper – his or her work presenting the horse in the parade ring prior to the race is very important, and needs to be recognized as well. This lifts the standard of the parading horses.

Bookings are now being taken for the 13th September race meeting, if you wish to have either a Gazebo or sit in comfort in the Pavilion, please ring Marg for bookings on 0429 967 823. Don’t be disappointed, make your booking for one of the most social days you will ever experience, racing at the Tuncurry/Forster Jockey Club.

See you down the track,
Garry