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In principle a Racing Club is nothing more than an organised network of horse racing fans. You will find that most Racing Clubs will charge a small fee when you decide to join, as well as an annual financial contribution – however, they do offer some great services in return.
Most Racing Clubs will organise frequent outings to the race track and often receive discounted entry fees or betting vouchers at the races. On top of scoring freebees and group discounts, you get a chance to connect with your club mates and forge some great friendships. This social aspect is ideal for racing fans in need of like-minded company and celebrates the community flair of horse racing that often seems to have all but disappeared.
However, the best thing about Racing Clubs is that they frequently own race horses – meaning that the members get a share whenever the club-owned runner wins or places. Paying the membership fees at your Racing Club entitles you to a share in the club-owned horses, so you can experience the excitement of race horse ownership without bankrupting yourself.
To join a Race Club, check in horse racing magazines or the racing section of your local newspaper; the internet and information services of your local racecourse can also be helpful when searching for the Race Club that suits you.
Toowoomba Turf Club
The Toowoomba Turf Club Inc, home of racing on the Darling Downs offers Australia’s only regular twilight racing experience for thoroughbreds – and it happens every Saturday.
Phone: (07) 46346066
Offering the best of both worlds with the freedom and tranquility of the countryside, Thoroughbred Park has a beautiful view, unlimited free parking and is situated only five minutes from the heart of the City of Canberra. With exciting events planned each year for The Melbourne Cup, The Black Opal Stakes and The Canberra Cup, you’re sure to have a great time at the track in a beautiful setting.
Phone: (02) 6204 0000
Marong Racing Club
The Marong Cup held at the Bendigo Race Course is relaxing, fun and overall is a great family day out. Boasting free Children’s Rides, Jumping Castles, an Animal Nursery for the kids. A wonderful array of entertainment options exist for adults as well including; delicious food, delightful wines, groovy live music and much more. Visit our site for further details.
Phone: 0447 421 311
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