Unbeaten Caulfield trained colt Merchant Navy returns on Saturday

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Unbeaten Caulfield trained colt Merchant Navy returns on Saturday, in the $150,750 Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m), as he begins his quest for Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas glory this spring.

Unbeaten Caulfield trained colt Merchant Navy returns on Saturday, in the $150,750 Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m), as he begins his quest for Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas glory this spring. Check out his preparation for a first-up assault at the Ladbrokes Jump-Outs links below.

http://mrc.racing.com/jumpout-runners#?date=08-08-2017&venue=83&heat=5

http://mrc.racing.com/jumpout-runners#?date=08-22-2017&venue=83&heat=3

Caulfield Gallops – Yankee Rose

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Watch Star mare Yankee Rose have a gallop at Caulfield on Tuesday in preparation for the $1 million New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes on Saturday. The tune-up helps Yankee get familiar with her surroundings ahead of Saturday’s first-up assignment, which will also be her first start at Caulfield.

2017 Annual General Meeting Notice

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The Annual General Meeting of members of the Victoria Amateur Turf Club (incorporating the Melbourne Racing Club) will be held in the Committee Room, 3rd Floor, Rupert Clarke Grandstand, Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield on Thursday 28 September at 6pm.

The business of the Annual General Meeting will include:

  1. Confirmation of the minutes of 2016 Annual General Meeting;
  2. The Chairman’s Report;
  3. The Treasurer’s Report;
  4. To approve the Financial Statements of the year ended 30 June 2017;
  5. Confirmation of the Executive Committee;
  6. To appoint the Club’s Auditors’; and
  7. General Business.

The Club encourages all MRC Members to attend the meeting. For more information on the Annual General meeting, please contact membership@mrc.net.au or call 1300 GO RACE (46 7223).

The 2017 Annual Report is provisionally scheduled to be published on 19 September 2017.

MRC Dubai Members Tour – March 2018

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The Melbourne Racing Club have partnered with our long term sponsor in italk Travel to launch an exclusive MRC Members’ tour to Dubai in March 2018.

Following the popular MRC Member Tour to Hong Kong last year, this new tour offers a great opportunity for our loyal members to visit one of the most desirable destinations in the world and witness racing history at the Dubai World Cup, a race worth more than 10 million dollars.

Please find all of the details regarding this tour below. Be sure to book quickly to avoid missing out!

For more information or booking enquiries, call (03) 9807 7922 or email racing@mtwaverley.italk.travel

 

Changes to the MRC Executive Committee

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The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) today announced that Brooke Dawson will join the club’s Executive Committee, following the resignation of long-serving Committeeman, Rod Fenwick.

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) today announced that Brooke Dawson will join the club’s Executive Committee, following the resignation of long-serving Committeeman, Rod Fenwick.

Club Chairman, Mike Symons, paid tribute to Mr Fenwick’s service to the club.

“Rod has given 20 years of energy, commitment and leadership to both the Mornington Racing Club, where he was Chairman and instrumental in the successful merger with the MRC, and more recently on the MRC Committee,” Mike said.

“Through that time, Rod’s focus on integrity related matters, accountability and maximising club performance and ensuring the MRC delivers on its merger commitments to the Mornington Racing Club have been key attributes.”

Mr Fenwick has been a member of the club’s Finance Sub-Committee as well as the Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and also represents the MRC on the Trust of the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve.

Ms Dawson brings a wealth of experience to the MRC, having served on the Mornington Advisory Group since 2014 after holding positions as an Elected Director of the Australian Polo Federation and Committee Member of Victorian Polo Club. She also sits on the Cattle Compensation Advisory Board representing the Australian Meat Industry Council, having been Senior Manager at family owned and operated Oakdale Meat Company since 2004.

Ms Dawson has a passionate interest in horses and farming through her involvement in the Central Victorian property that houses an Angus cattle breeding program as well as her polo ponies.  She also has a keen interest in racehorses, aspiring to race a group one winner through her family’s thoroughbred breeding program and horses in training.

“The MRC has been fortunate to have someone of Rod’s talent and personality on our committee and we wish him well in the future. At the same time, we warmly welcome a new addition to the club Committee in Brooke,” Mike said.

MRC Young Members’ & The Emerson join forces for 2017-18

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To welcome in the exciting new 2017-18 racing season, the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) is pleased to announce an official partnership with iconic South Yarra venue The Emerson to host a series of MRC Young Member After Parties during the 2017 BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival and beyond.

The MRC Young Members-The Emerson alliance will offer a number of exclusive benefits to MRC Young Members and their guests during the 2017-18 racing season including:

  • Complimentary bus transfers from major racedays at Caulfield to The Emerson
  • Priority entry to The Emerson from 6-9pm (MRC Young Members and guests must be wearing their wristband as well as their Membership Card or Guest Ticket)
  • Complimentary drink on arrival and an hour of delicious canapés

“The Melbourne Racing Club’s Young Members’ represent the future of our Club and we are passionate about growing our Young Members’ programme by providing more on-trend benefits and experiences.

“We are really proud to align with such a prominent brand and reputable venue as The Emerson, and this exciting affiliation offers MRC Young Members’ an exclusive facility to call their own throughout the 2017-18 racing season,” explained Melbourne Racing Club Membership Manager, Nick Ristovic

The popular three-storey rooftop bar, club and restaurant which is located only a few kilometres away from Caulfield Racecourse, will provide the perfect environment to recharge the batteries and continue BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival celebrations long in to the night this spring.

“The Emerson are delighted to be partnering with the Melbourne Racing Club’s Young Members. Their events have a proven track record and demonstrated a fresh and collaborative approach which we are proud to align with.

“We look forward to welcoming all MRC Young Members and their guests at The Emerson throughout the 2017-18 racing season and we’ll be preparing for some serious fun with the Spring Racing Carnival only weeks away,” said The Emerson CEO, Mark Hinkley.

Returning to its premium infield location this BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival, is the Stella Artois MRC Young Members precinct which provides members and their guests the ultimate race day experience.

Members receive two complimentary beverages and a racebook, access to a private bar and facility offering premium food and beverages as well as DJ’s, entertainment and a big screen to watch the Group 1 racing action throughout the day. Stella Artois MRC Young Members After Party benefits include complimentary bus transfers (limited), priority entry to The Emerson, complimentary beverage and canapes on arrival.

2017 Caulfield Cup Carnival Young Member ticketing on sale now!

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The Stella Artois MRC Young Members is back this Spring, returning to its exclusive location on the centre stage of Caulfield Racecourse.

With a premium food and beverage offering, live music and entertainment all day, plus Group 1 racing and an official after party, it’s no surprise this is an annual sell-out event.

So for the best party on course at this year’s BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival, be sure to book your tickets early to avoid missing out.

Tickets on sale now!

Visit https://mrc.racing.com/dining/spring-dining/mrc-young-members for further details

Membership Department on 1300 GO RACE (46 7223)
membershipsevents@mrc.net.au

Annual General Meeting Notice

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Annual General Meeting of members of the Victoria Amateur Turf Club (incorporating the Melbourne Racing Club) will be held on Thursday 28 September 2017.

Annual General Meeting of members of the Victoria Amateur Turf Club (incorporating the Melbourne Racing Club) will be held on Thursday 28 September 2017.

MRC Members wishing to nominate for the Executive Committee may do so by requesting nomination forms from the Melbourne Racing Club on 9257 7200 or at membership@mrc.net.au.

All nomination forms and associated materials must be returned to the Club by 5pm on 24 August 2017 in order to be eligible.

A notice of Annual General Meeting, which will include more information on the business of the AGM will be sent to all MRC Members one month prior to the meeting.

Enhanced security measures at the Melbourne Racing Club

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The safety and security of our patrons attending events at Caulfield, Mornington and Ladbrokes Park is always a priority to our Club.

The Melbourne Racing Club is continually reviewing our security arrangements to ensure prevention and preparedness planning for our events remains flexible and capable of adapting to the changing environment.

From 1 July 2017, all events leading into the 2017 BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival will be subject to the following security arrangements.

All persons entering will be subjected to the following minimum level of security screening:

  • 100% bag inspection
  • Random and continuous hand held metal detector screening

Given the recent incidents at overseas events, we have taken the opportunity to add an additional layer of security and comfort for our patrons.

We encourage all members attending Caulfield Race Day on the 1 July 2017 to allow extra time when enter the racecourse.

For further information, please contact the Membership department on 1300 GO RACE (46 7223)