With the Goulburn harness racing season kicking off this coming Sunday afternoon, the Goulburn club received a great boost when it won the best Carnival of Cups Tabcorp Community Engagement Club award at the annual Harness Racing NSW awards night.
The Gala event was held on Saturday evening at the Sheraton on the Park Motel in Sydney, and club Secretary Mark Croatto was on hand to receive the award on behalf of the club.
“The Carnival of Cups concept is all about building a community event, and members of the club have worked closely with Goulburn High School to achieve that” explained Croatto.
He added, “Arj Stovelaar, a committee member and teacher at the high school, along with the year 11 business management students worked tirelessly to make our 2016 cup day a great success, they are fully deserving of this award”.
The Goulburn Club is now looking to next year’s event which will be held on the last Sunday of January. The club has re-organised its feature race schedule and is working with the Canberra Harness Racing Club to create a 5 weeks long carnival of racing between the 8th January and the 5th February inclusive.
In the meantime the club is busy organising their first race fixture of the season which takes place this Sunday afternoon. With virtually all of their race dates falling on a Sunday, the club is optimistic of further growing the strong local support it enjoys from the Goulburn community.
The club also welcomes the Roselea Corner Café who will provide the on-course catering for its race meetings. Managed by Jackie Coleman and Aaron Wood, the Roselea brand is renowned for their Sunday Roasts and homemade pies, and they bring to racing fans and participants a personable touch with the services they provide.