Save the Date... DANDY CUP
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2018

About

The picturesque Narromine Racecourse is located Dappo Road, Narromine. Narromine is located on the Mitchell Highway, 35mins west of Dubbo, NSW. The club conducts 5 TAB race meeting per year with weekend race days in August and October. Sky Racing Narromine Gold Cup is held on Sunday in August and the newly named Dandy Cup is held on Saturday in October - refer to Races. The Narromine Racecourse is considered one of the best in the Western Districts Racing Association.

History of the club

Narromine Turf Club was established in 1906 but interest declined and it was re-constituted in 1925 under President Roy Barlow and Secretary Bob Barnett. The Club has raced annually since then except for the war years and the 1957 Flood. In the early days the Gold Cup was raced on Caulfield Cup Day until Racing NSW changed the date to August but the Club continues to race on Caulfield Cup Day. The largest meeting held in Narromine was in 1946 when 5000 people attended and there were 48 bookmakers to cater for the needs of the large crowd.

A new stable complex was built in 1996 and was officially opened by the then Governor of NSW Gordon Samuels. In 2009 the Club, with the help of the Narromine Shire Council and the Federal Government constructed a new pavilion which provides under cover protection for patrons and betting facilities. This pavilion was opened in October 2009 by the Mayor Dawn Collins and named the Les Gibson Racing Pavilion after previous Club Patron and Life Member Les Gibson (deceased 2016)

Committee

Following the AGM held in November, the 2017/2018 Committee is:

  • President : Dr Robert Kirkby
  • Vice President: Matt Barrett 
  • Treasurer: Libby Dennis
  • Secretary/Manager: Charmaine Sadgrove 
  • Raceday Secretary: Sarah Masonwells

Committee

Dr Robert Kirkby, Matt Barrett, Les Radford, Sarah Masonwells, Libby Dennis, Brian Smith, Mal McIntyre & George Sadgrove.   

About Narromine

Narromine is located 35 minutes west of Dubbo and has the best gliding area in the world. The historic local aerodrome houses the Narromine Aviation Museum and is home to a locally built Wright Bros Flyer replica. The landscape is dotted with quaint country pubs in Narromine and Trangie, fabulous fishing spots along the Macquarie River and many beautiful gardens and reserves, including the Narromine Wetlands located near the outskirts of town.

While in Narromine take time to visit the life size Glenn McGrath Statue, Andonbel Alpaca Coffee Shop, The Iris Farm, Edgerton Nursery, Lime Grove and the Aviation Museum or just take a stroll down our beautiful main street and visit the wonderful and unique shops including a craft shop with something for everyone.

Sponsorship

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