Muswellbrook Race Club country finalist for 2017 award

THE Muswellbrook Race Club is a one in four chance of claiming the prestigious Country TAB Race Club of the Year award again.

The local organisation, which enjoyed success in 2013, will vie with Moruya Jockey Club, Murrumbidgee Turf Club and Wellington Jockey Club for the crown.

“It’s nice recognition for our hard-working staff and board of directors,” general manager Duane Dowell said.

“We should be justifiably proud of what we have achieved during the last racing season, including significant growth from our Muswellbrook Cup Day, continued focus on community involvement and a great vision for the future through our strategic plan.”

The 2017 Country and Provincial Racing Awards function is to take place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, on Friday, September 29.

Country finalists

Simon Nivison Special Achievement Award

No finalists are announced.

Country TAB Race Club of the Year

Moruya Jockey Club 

Murrumbidgee Turf Club 

Muswellbrook Race Club 

Wellington Jockey Club

Community Race Club of the Year

Berrigan & District Race Club 

Bong Bong Picnic Race Club 

Deepwater Jockey Club 

Gilgandra Jockey Club

Outstanding Achievement Award

Crookwell District Amateur Picnic Race Club 

Lismore Turf Club 

Tuncurry-Forster Jockey Club 

Tweed River Jockey Club

Country Horse of the Year

Eckstein 

Green Sweet 

The Monstar 

Quatronic

Country Trainer of the Year

Brett Thompson 

Matthew Dunn 

Trevor Sutherland

Country Jockey of the Year

Greg Ryan 

Rachael Murray

Robert Thompson

Country Leading Apprentice of the Year

Jean Van Overmeire

Leading Approved Rider of the Year

Ricky Blewitt 

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