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Members should now have received their letter of renewal in the mail. If you have not received your letter or you are having trouble accessing the Ticketek portal please contact the Club.

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Members should note that amendments were made to the constitution at the 2013 Annual General Meeting in respect to financial members’ rights to vote for the election of Committee. In particular members should note the amendment to Clause 37 (d) (1)

(d) A member, other than life members, is not entitled to vote at any general meeting at the Club unless:

(i) The member has paid the amount of the annual membership subscription payable in respect of the then current financial year on or before 31 August of the current financial year; and

(ii) The members has held continuous membership for at least 12 months immediately prior to the occasion on which it is proposed that the member might vote; and

(iii) Any other moneys due and payable by a member to the Club has

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Over the past 2 years many of our members, owners and trainers have had dealings with Susan in the administration office. Susan and her husband have been given the opportunity to manage a hotel in India and her last day with the Canberra Racing Club will be Friday 15 August. Susan has been an integral member of the Administration team and implemented the Ticketek system for membership and major race day events. We wish her the best of luck.

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In another positive step for the Canberra Racing Club and participants, prize money for races held in Canberra will increase from $15,000 to $16,000 from 12 September for all races currently paid at $15,000 or below.

The prize money break up for $16,000 races is: 1st $10,000; 2nd $3,200; 3rd $1,600 4th $800 5th $400.

The break up of prize money provides for the payment of $400 for fifth place, at the previous prize money levels prize money was only paid to fourth place. The increase is consistent with the Committee’s commitment of improving returns to race horse owners.

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With spring only over a month away there are some exciting race meetings and special events scheduled.

The annual ACTTAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup Race Day – a fantastic day of racing with the $30,000 ACTTAB Tony Campbell Memorial Cup and the Premiership Awards held in the luncheon on Friday 26 September. Ticket prices are $140 per person all inclusive.

The YouthCare Canberra Race Day, incorporating the Students Race Day on Friday 10 October. This day is well attended by Canberra’s University students and includes the Westfield Fashions on the field competition and live music. You can also book into the Westfield luncheon to raise money for Charity.

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The ACTTAB Melbourne Cup Race Day is the perfect way to celebrate the race that stops the nation in Canberra and is an institution in its own right. Live music and racing and the Canberra Outlet Centre Fashions on the field competition with fantastic prizes on offer and your chance to be one of the top 10 finalists who will compete in the Black Opal Stakes Myer Fashions on the field competition in March 2015.

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For the first time Thoroughbred Park will hold a Penfolds Wine Degustation Dinner on Friday 14 November 2014. A six course degustation prepared by our Chef Eugene Utting with matched wines. Perfect for the connoisseur or food and wine lover, meet the wine maker and win some great prizes.

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The inaugural Love Your Sister Race Day will be held on Sunday 16 November race day the Canberra Racing Club. Love Your Sister was started by well-known actor Samuel Johnston for his sister where he raised over $1million dollars for breast cancer by riding a unicycle around Australia. Connie, Samuel’s sister, lives in Canberra and will attend for a day of fundraising and fun. Wear pink to the races, win great prizes and enjoy an afternoon of Spring Racing!

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Don’t forget the Canberra Racing Club has plenty of options for your end of year staff Christmas party. Whether it be a small or large function on a race day or a delicious themed dinner for your company in the evening. Contact Leanne today to discuss your requirements.

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