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.
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
Country Trainer of the Year
Country Jockey of the Year
Country Leading Apprentice of the Year
Jean Van Overmeire
Leading Approved Rider of the Year