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THE CHARLTON CUP PUNTERS PARTY KICKS OFF


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 CHARLTON CUP 2019  –  COME ON AND JOIN THE INAUGURAL PUNTERS PARTY!!

The Charlton Harness Racing Club and HRV have joined forces to present a great night on March 16th at Tabcorp Park Melton – the inaugural PUNTERS PARTY, as a part of the Charlton and District Community Bank Pacing Cup Night.

Calling on punters big and small, and first timers too to be part of a night celebrating great racing and the fun of trying your luck! Everyone will be catered for with the $20 Punters Club encouraging all to get involved.

Competing Punters Clubs TEAM CHARLTON in the safe hands of the Carroll Brothers, will go head to head with TEAM ‘THE REST’ with the GoodForm Boys Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden.

With rolling reports by Cody Winnell and Toby McKinnon on each teams progress, the pressure will be on boys!!!

Prizes and giveaways throughout the night include to date

  • $100 TAB Betting Vouchers
  • 4 person Red Rattler/Seelite Windows and Doors Redwood Classic Day Package – courtesy of Maryborough Harness Racing Club
  • Terrace Dining Room Package for 6- courtesy of the Ballarat and District Trotting Club
  • In- Harness Experience – courtesy of HRV
  • $500 Betting Voucher Draw for one lucky member ( new ones welcome !)
  • $1100 Helloworld Bendigo Marketplace Accommodation Package

We’re bringing the fun back to a night at the trots!

TO BOOK CALL  ANDREA  0499701322   

COST $95  NON CHRC MEMBERS – FOOD AND DRINKS PACKAGE ( DRINKS FROM FIRST TO LAST RACE)

$90 CHRC MEMBERS – FOOD AND DRINK PACKAGE

$45 CHRC MEMBERS  – INCLUDES ONE DRINK ON ARRIVAL AND FOOD THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT

$50 NON CHRC MEMBERS – INCLUDES ONE DRINK ON ARRIVAL AND FOOD THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT

SHUTTLE BUS RUNNING FROM CROWN CASINO – RETURN TRIP $20

GO CHARLTON TROTS

 

 

 

CHARLTON CUP 2019 MOVES TO MELTON

DEAR MEMBERS.

After much consideration and for the integrity of the event, the Charlton Harness Racing Club Committee has decided that due to the building works currently taking place, the Charlton Cup 2019 will NOT be run at Charlton Park but TABCORP PARK MELTON on SATURDAY NIGHT 16TH MARCH.

Here are the necessary details – please help us to make it a great night by being involved and experiencing the new complex at Melton. We need as many members there as possible to fill the function room!

BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN – WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ALL ACCOMMODATION SORTED AND BOOKED FOR YOU IF NEEDED BY MID JAN.

PLEASE CONTACT ANDREA ON 0499701322 TO SECURE YOUR PLACE

 

 PLEASE  JOIN US FOR THE FIRST CHARLTON HARNESS RACING CLU

MALLEE TO MELTON’

CHARLTON CUP NIGHT

SATURDAY MARCH 16TH

TABCORP PARK MELTON

**THIS IS A PRE PAID TICKETED EVENT ONLY**

CLUB FUNCTION IN THE TOOLERN ROOM

4PM START – FUNDRAISER FOR OVARIAN CANCER

AUCTION/DRAWS/SPINNING WHEEL/RAFFLE ETC CASH BAR

APPROX 5.30PM RACES BEGIN

COST – MEMBERS $45 NON MEMBERS $50

*** THIS INCLUDES ONE DRINK ON ARRIVAL, FINGER FOOD AND GRAZING TABLE THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, LIVE BAND, SPECIAL DRAWS FOR MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE

***EXTRA $45 BEVERAGE PACKAGE AVAILABLE (DURATION OF RACES ONLY)

SOME ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE IN MELTON BUT BE AWARE THIS WEEKEND IS THE MELBOURNE GRAND PRIX SO GET IN QUICK!!  SEE ANDREA FOR DETAILS. 

BUS WILL BE RUNNING FROM CHARLTON LEAVING AT 1PM AND DEPARTING MELTON APPROX 10PM. $20 PER PERSON (NUMBERS PERMITTING)

THIS WILL BE OUR ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE A NIGHT CUP AT THE HOME OF VICTORIAN HARNESS RACING – HELP US MAKE IT A GREAT SUCCESS FOR OUR CLUB AND TOWN BY BEING THERE. THANKS

ALL ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS CALL ANDREA 0499701322

CHARLTON WINS AT GORDON ROTHACKER AWARDS NIGHT


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The Charlton Harness Racing Club was very proud to accept the award for the season 17/18 Country Club Event of The Year at the Recent Gordon Rothacker Awards Night at Crown Casino.

So much work goes in to planning such a day and our club wishes to thank all of our Cup Day sponsors who support this important community day for our town, as well as all of our 500 members who have enabled such things as this to happen for Charlton.

From the locals to the expats who have reconnected with the club from afar a huge THANK YOU to you all.

Charlton And District Community Bank

North West Ag Services

Cricket Club Hotel

Buloke Shire

Charlton Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Judd’s House To Home

Bertocchi Smallgoods

Escape Travel

Swift Freight

Bayswater Jayco

Victorian Harness Racing Sports Club

The Fanatics

St. John of God Bendigo

Without you all we could not continue to plan for the future viability of harness racing in this town, Thank you all.

GO CHARLTON TROTS!!

 

JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP CLUB LAUNCHED

The Charlton Harness Racing Club was thrilled to have 20 junior members attend the first function for them at President Joe Thompson’s Bushy Lodge. They were given a tour of the stables and Joe along with local driver Kirk Boyle gave all some insight in to the daily running of a racing stable. The kids got to meet Miss Meteor who posed patiently with all for snaps and pats after parading in her race gear.

Cricket and a bbq followed after all the feeds were done!

The club see this initiative as a great investment in the future of harness racing in Charlton and we look forward to involving the young members more fully in the times ahead.
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XMAS IN JULY -BALLARAT TROTS

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Thank you to all of the members who braved a chilly Ballarat night to attend XMAS IN JULY on 13th July. A great night was had by everyone – terrific venue to watch the trots and certainly we were welcomed warmly and looked after so well by the staff at Ballarat.

Perhaps kicking on at the Flying Horse was a tad ambitious but ……

We urge all members who have not participated in social events before to ‘take the plunge’ and become involved. The Committee values these occasions to build some club spirit, so please consider future dates.

Dja Dja Wurrung Cup Day 2018

presentation cupsmoking ceremonyGirls with flagCollege kidsDun presentationThank you to our special guests the Dja Dja Wurrung People and Elders who attended the Dja Dja Wurrung Cup Day a day on April 16th.

The day was celebrated along with the Charlton community including 40 students from Charlton College who were part of the Welcome Smoking Ceremony and enjoyed an informative presentation by Damien Saunders on Indigenous artefacts. CEO Rodney Carter spoke about the importance of Elders and how family values are embraced within the Dja Dja Wurrung culture. It was with much enthusiasm that many had their first taste of kangaroo!

This day continues to grow and evolve, and it is the aim of the Charlton Harness racing Club to continue to nurture the good relationship that we have with the Dja Dja Wurrung People and develop this day in to one of major importance in our race day calendar.

We were also pleased to welcome back to Charlton Duncan McPherson founder of the Team Teal Campaign, who gratefully accepted a cheque from the Charlton Harness Racing Club as a result of our Cup Day ladies event ‘Bubbles In The Bush’. The club is proud to be involved in this initiative which goes towards supporting clinical trials and research in the hope of finding a cure for Ovarian Cancer. in a few short years this event has become a focal point of our Cup Day and we thank all of the women who have willingly taken part in order for it be a success.

The day was capped off wonderfully with a local win by Bruised Ego trained by Mark Boyle and owned locally by the Thompson family.

 

500 MOST WANTED MEMBER – TONY NATALE

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It is with great excitement for our club’s future that we are proud to announce after 18 months of hard work that the 500th member of the Charlton Harness Racing Club has been signed.

CONGRATUALTIONS  TONY NATALE.

I was great to have Tony on course on Dja Dja Wurrung Cup Day to be presented with his 500th card and to enjoy a ride in the mobile.

We welcome Tony to the club and thank him for making the trip from Robinvale to mark the occasion.

Charlton Cup Day 2018

Redesigned finishing post!A successful day was had by all at the Charlton Cup 2018. Great weather – at last !and a good crowd all having fun.

Thanks to all the people who helped from the footy club boys in the bar to the St.Joey’s girls in charge of catering to the Smyth’s running the BBQIMG_7679Girls from SJOG. Of course there was setting up of marquees which took many hands to complete. The course looked amazing everyone – thank you!

We are lucky to have so many loyal sponsors who again ensured that we had good strong fields for all a quality day of racing. Charlton and District Community Bank, North West Ag Services and The Cricket Club Hotel leading the charge there. Welcome to AMES and MS Security- terrific to have Dale McGrath and Michael Stefanakis on course to be a part of their presentations.

Bubbles 2 was another fun way to start the day raising $3250.00 for Ovarian Cancer Research – thanks to Duncan McPherson, Tanya McDermott and Claire Pysing who all spoke. Special gratitude goes to St.John Of God Bendigo Hospital for again supporting this event – numbers in attendance would suggest ‘ we are making a difference’.

Congratulations to the Cup winners -Clancy’s Fobwatch for Adam Kelly and Zac Phillips and a local win for Ellen Tormey with The Boss Man who lead all the way to win easily the Trotters Cup.

Well done to John Tormey and Janice Boyle who were deserved recipients of Life Memberships of the Charlton Harness Racing Club. Thankyou for your years of work and dedicated service.

Finally a thank you to the locals and visitors to our town, and all the owners, trainers and drivers who supported our major meet of the year. we We hope you will be back next year.! Go Charlton Trots!

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CUP DAY 2018 WHAT’S ON?

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