The Race Day on Tuesday August 3rd is currently going ahead with a crowd welcomed. There will be Bar Facilities, TAB, Bookies, The Kiosk, Coffee Van and Froth ‘N’ Kebabs on site to celebrate Emergency Services Day. Due to Covid Regulations the Crowd will be limited to no more than 1000 (We expect it to be quieter than this). The Members Room will be open however limited to just 55 people seated on a first in, first seated basis (Members Room Opens at 11:30am). We will however have extra seating in our sponsors section for any overflow. Masks will be compulsory only to be taken off when eating and drinking. There are buses from both the Bay (Call Priors) as well as the Bodalla Pub and Tuross Country Club. Tickets for General Admission will able to be purchased on the day at the gate.
Mandatory face masks (N95 or surgical) are to be worn by all persons including Essential Personnel and patrons at race meetings conducted throughout NSW. Cloth Masks are not Permitted.
Emergency Services Day
Tuesday 3rd August
Chairman’s Message July 2021
In September 2020 I wrote to you saying that I hoped and believed the worst was behind us; how wrong I was. Covid-19 is now causing immense problems in NSW, mainly in the Sydney area, but the potential for outbreaks in regional areas is ever present. I must commend Mr. Peter V’landys and the senior staff at Racing NSW for their amazing work enabling Thoroughbred racing to continue in this state.
Three race meetings are scheduled in Moruya in August and our Executive Officer Ken Brown is working closely with Racing NSW to ensure compliance with the ever changing rules applying when outdoor events are held. Ken will use our website, email and social media to provide all relevant information prior to each race meeting.
Please, when you are renewing your membership, provide all contact details for telephone, email and current address, especially postal address. If you have a multi-year membership, please make sure Ken has all your current details. Email is our preferred option for contacting you.
Members of your MJC Board are optimistic, progressive thinkers and very capable and the Board works with a harmony seldom seen in community clubs; as a result, we are confident that the works schedule to a value of $2.2 million will be completed in the 2021-2023 financial years.
Those attending race meetings will notice a new building, almost fully furnished and completed, overlooking the parade ring; This evolved from its proposed use as a temporary structure during last year’s Covid -19 crowd and jockey restrictions, to becoming a multi-purpose building, primarily to provide an area for owners, but especially for winning connections to view the race just won and to celebrate with a complimentary drink in a designated room. For certain meetings an area may be set aside for sponsors and it will be used for functions better suited to it than the Members Room.
Your Board is working closely with Racing NSW to expedite urgently needed work on the Judge’s tower and the expansion and remodelling of the female jockeys’ room and Stewards’ room.
Many improvements to facilities for horses and participants have been commenced or are completed; new tie-up stalls, a second hose down area with two bays, hot water in the original hose down area for horses trained on the track in the winter and a new walking area for horses on race day. Lighting has been installed to improve safety for participants during the winter to enable them to saddle up ready to commence work on the tracks when ambient light is sufficient.
Plans and quotes for a kangaroo exclusion fence enclosing the whole racecourse have been submitted to Racing NSW for approval. Cost $200000. The completion of this fence will ensure that we are doing all we can to prevent accidents due to kangaroos during trackwork or races.
Your Board is still working with our architect, project managers and relevant regulatory authorities to complete plans for, and commence construction of, the Members facilities. We are doing our best but we are far from satisfied with the situation to date.
Natalie Jarvis and Team Thorotek. Trainer of the Year with 17 winners.
Brock Ryan. Jockey of the Year. 9 winners.
Kentucky Award. Horse of the Year. Trainers Robert and Luke Price.
Racing has been of a very high standard and this has been reflected in betting turnover.
More horses are being trained on the track and numbers for jump outs held every second week have been consistently high with an increasing number of away trainers making use of our excellent facilities and well trained staff. The large race fields and high training numbers are a result of the wonderful racing and training surfaces produced by our Track Manager, Scott Ibel, his enthusiastic deputy Luke Mikula, now well into his track apprenticeship, and their volunteer staff, whose work is very much appreciated.
Club membership is now 463 and it is pleasing to see the number of new applications for membership.
Executive Officer Ken Brown has settled in well and is making his mark. With Board member Jim Madden, he is obtaining new sponsorship, while consolidating the arrangements with our long term sponsors to whom we extend our great thanks.
The wonderful “country racing” atmosphere is ever present at Moruya; it is something your Board strives to promote. There is always that feeling of optimism in the Board, in participants, in our staff, amongst our bookmakers, and our race day suppliers and patrons.
To you all, I say thank you. The Moruya Jockey Club will continue to provide the best experience it can, for all who attend, and will ensure the highest standards of safety and animal welfare.
Please stay safe and well.
Peter Atkinson. Chairman.
Country TAB Race Club of the Year 2017
From 1 July 20 the public are allowed to attend race meetings. Each Club has had to develop a set of Conditions of Entry and operating procedures to ensure the event is COVID Safe. Check the Posts below for more detailed information.
TAB, Bookmakers, Bar, Coffee, Kiosk, Kebabs
Tuesday 3rd August Bus Services
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Also our partners – AMH Auto Group | North Ryde RSL Community Club | Carlton & United Breweries | Moruya Golf Club | Women In Racing Canberra | Mitre 10 Moruya & Ulladulla | Camerons Hardware Moruya and Batemans Bay
Tuesday 3rd August – Emergency Services Day
Tickets available at Gate
Sunday 15th August – Clubs Day
Tuesday 31st August – Pride of Eurobodalla Day
Monday 13th September – Pubs Day