Local, Independant and Effective

Wodonga Gold Cup a runaway success

Posted November 30, 2015

 

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CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (16:26): I rise today to congratulate Racing Wodonga on a highly successful Gold Cup on Friday. It was a beautiful day. Over 6,130 people watched Master Reset win the $90,000-cup. Congratulations to the sponsors, Telstra Business Centre Albury Wodonga—to Barb and Bob Toal, thank you. It was particularly wonderful to welcome the Telstra managers, Andy Hitchens and Steve Tinker—thank you for coming on the day. And thank you to Myer for sponsoring the various fashions on the field. I would particularly like to acknowledge Racing Wodonga club manager, Tom O'Connor—great job; the track manager, Dustin Cundy—thank you.

To all the committee, it was fantastic effort to do the work from the attention to detail to the follow-through, and thank you to the stewards and the race day officials. I also appreciated the work of the security officials on the day, Master King and all your staff. You did (a) terrific job in keeping us safe.

But what really made the day work was the fantastic turnout and the attitude of the people of Wodonga. People came for their Christmas parties. There were family groups, trade union people, environmental groups, business groups. People came with such good humour to enjoy each other's company, to watch fine racing but most of all to showcase Wodonga racing at its very best. Well done team.

IMAGE: Cathy seeks a tip from local trainer, Liz Aalbers, at the Wodonga Gold Cup.