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Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the October edition of our monthly newsletter from The Entertainment Grounds. We are pleased to bring you all of the news from TEG, from upcoming race days, events, trainers, functions and events.

Still searching for ideas for your annual work or social Christmas party, look no further than The Entertainment Grounds! We have a variety of different options to suit all budgets including venue spaces to accommodate groups of up to 500 guests. Contact us today or visit our website for upcoming events.

Featuring five live picnic races, delicious hospitality packages, fashions on the field, live music, hair and beauty bar, floral fascinator pop-up workshops, sweeps and all of the action from Melbourne on the multiple screens, The Entertainment Grounds is the place to be on the Central Coast this Melbourne Cup Day.
Book your hospitality package today!

A WORD FROM CEO - DANIEL LACEY
 

"September was a relatively quiet month with only the one race meeting being held. Greg McFarlane kept up the fast pace of Gosford trained winners with a win in the 4th with ‘Second Island’ and another in the 8th with the very impressive ‘Our Winnie’ who has a cracking record of five wins in her last five starts. The ever popular Neil Ward was unlucky with a second place finish in the 7th with ‘Emperor Harada’ ridden by local Chris O’Brien.

Whilst the racing at Gosford was quiet, the wins for the local trainers was far from, with eleven winners during the month, being:

Angela Davies – Picking up a double at Tamworth on the 11th with ‘Maui Princess’ in race 3 and ‘Rubel’ in race 6 and picking up another win in the 7th at Port Macquarie with ‘Yambaah Prince’.

Greg McFarlane – A double at Gosford on the 6th as noted above and ‘Our Winnie’ picking up another win on the 29th at Newcastle in the 7th.

Grant Allard – ‘Zoffany’s Lad’ picked up a quick fire double with wins on the 3rd and 16th at Taree.

Tony Newing – Took out the 7th at Bowraville with ‘Cherry Princess’.

Nick Mitchell – Placing first in the 6th at Newcastle on the 15th with ‘Kotinos’.

Luke Hilton – Making the trip to Canberra worthwhile with a win in the 3rd with ‘Rapid Lover’.
 
After the raceday on the 4th October, Steve Scollard and his team commenced the annual course proper renovation. The grass will be dethatched, cut right back and top dressed, this process ensures a first grade racing service for our very busy spring/summer racing calendar.
 

Switching to non race day, unfortunately for us the very popular Aussie Nightmarkets which brings together 50+ food trucks was postponed due to impeding bad weather, the forecast was slightly out with no rain falling. The bad weather curse also bit in October with the event bringing another bad forecast so it was also postponed. Hopefully the next event in November will bring out a bit of sun.

On a brighter note the ‘Valley to Coast’ festival was held on Saturday 29th with nearing 4,000 people in attendance over the course of the day. We also held a wedding plus numerous conferences and events including the NSW business chamber. With more weddings and functions booked in, October is on course to be a very busy month for our events team. I will also hopefully be bringing you news on a new festival that we are working on for the new year, so please keep your eye out on our social platforms for the announcement.

Please remember that we are holding our annual members cocktail party on Friday 19th October, this event is free for all members and is always a very enjoyable evening. There will be entertainment and prizes to be won along with the usual high quality cocktail offering.

This year Directors Michael Cusick, Stephen McShane and Andrew Allen were all up for re-election, after the required call for nominations no other member presented themselves to stand for election. This means all three current Directors will be re-elected unopposed. This year’s AGM is scheduled for Monday 29th October so please if you wish to attend please be onsite for a 6pm start.

Finally I would like to update members on one of our current Directors, Reg Delaney. Reg has been recovering from a back injury which rendered him quite unwell. He has been in hospital for nearly 5 weeks and has just been discharged to an injury recovery clinic. Reg is now doing quite well and is on the road back to full health, however he will most likely be absent from formal race club engagement for the foreseeable future."

UPCOMING RACE DAYS
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE ENTERTAINMENT GROUNDS

MELBOURNE CUP HOSPITALITY PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW!

Come along to another fantastic day at the Star 104.5 Melbourne Cup Picnic Race Day on Tuesday 6th November.

It is the place to be on the CENTRAL COAST this Melbourne Cup!

Featuring five live picnic races, delicious hospitality packages, Lendlease Erina Fair Fashions on the Field, Milk & Honey Beauty Bar, Lauren Alyce Floral Designs Fascinator Pop-up Workshop, live music by Jellyfish and all of the action from Flemington on the multiple screens at The Entertainment Grounds. Full TAB and bookmaker services will be available on both local races and ‘the race that stops the nation’

Gates Open at 11:00am
First Race 12:25pm
MELBOURNE CUP RACE IN FLEMINGTON at 3:00pm
Last Race 4:35pm


Hospitality packages
Lakeview Hospitality and Beverage Package
$140 per person
Includes a deluxe seafood buffet luncheon, 4hr beverage package, racecourse entry and a racebook

Open Terrace Package ~ ONE LEFT!
$135 per person
(minimum 12 per booking)
Includes an assortment of delicious platters, 4hr beverage package, racecourse entry and a racebook + your own private terrace

Panorama Lounge Package ~ SOLD OUT!
Members $90 / NM $95 per person
Includes a deluxe seafood buffet luncheon, racecourse entry, entry to the Members Lounge and a racebook.

Members please note that there will be limited access to the Panorama Lounge on our Melbourne Cup Picnic Raceday due to a large number of hospitality packages sold.

Book your hospitality package online now

AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT FAMILY FUN DAY

Australian Spirit invites you, your family and friends to join in on the exciting family fun day on Saturday 10 November at The Entertainment Grounds.

ENTRY: Gold coin donation

Join us for an alcohol-free community event featuring:

Jousting
Re-enactments
Helicopter Landing
Horse & Dog Demonstrations
Tank & Chariot Displays
Mounted Police Band
Veteran & Community Services
Great Food & Music
Art Exhibitions
Chill-Out Lounge
Snake Man
Jumping Castle
Children’s Dress-ups & Entertainment

All funds raised will be donated to INTEGRA Service Dogs Australia

Find out more

Starting to think about your social or work Christmas Party? 

From private parties and functions, Santa visits, delicious hospitality and Christmas themed race days, The Entertainment Grounds is the perfect place to start the festivities and enjoy the silly season!

'Twas the Month before Christmas Raceday
Saturday 24th November 2018
Join us for your pre-Christmas celebrations at the ‘Twas the Month before Christmas Race Day. Featuring live racing, live music, free kids entertainment, delicious hospitality packages, the Canadian Club Summer Series Launch Party and much more!

Hospitality & Beverage packages now available!

E-Group Security Raceday
Thursday 6th December 2018
Join us for the Gosford Race Day on Thursday 6th December featuring the Class 2 - Cusick Prelude, live racing, delicious hospitality packages, live music and much more!
Hospitality & Beverage packages now available! 

Christmas Parties Function at TEG
Saturday 8th December 2018
Featuring a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival, delicious three course dinner, live entertainment from hilarious comedian Darren Sanders + live music to dance the night away!
Tickets are now available!

Christmas Party Picnic Raceday
Saturday 15th December 2018
Celebrate your very own Christmas party at the Christmas Party Picnic Race Day. Featuring 5 live picnic races, delicious hospitality packages, live music, kids entertainment plus a visit from Santa Claus!
Hospitality & Beverage packages now available!

For more information, contact TEG at 02 4325 0461 or email info@theeg.com.au www.theentertainmentgrounds.com.au

A WORD FROM THE EVENTS TEAM - DAVID SHANAHAN

"September had a good spread of events with one race day (Walker Brothers Race Day), another successful, sold out comedy night, conferences for NSW Ambulance, NSW Department of Education, NSW Business Chamber, St. Vincent de Paul - a 2 day meeting for Toyota Motor Corp, a dinner for Central Coast Football Association, a wedding and Valley to Coast markets which saw over 4,000 people in attendance."
RACING REPORT
GOSFORD TRAINERS PREMIERSHIP 2018 - 2019   
 
  Metro Provincial  Country Total Prizemoney
Angela Davies 0 1 7 8 $116,025
Gregory Mcfarlane 0 3 4 7 $142,240
Grant Allard 0 0 3 3 $59,780
Tony Newing 0 0 3 3 $38,205
Nick Mitchell 0 1 1 2 $68,745
Adam Duggan 0 0 2 2 $44,115
Luke Hilton 0 1 1 2 $41,280
Gil Slattery 0 0 1 1 $11,086
Fred Cowell 0 0 0 0 $16,170
Neil Ward 0 0 0 0 $8,030
Carmen Murnane 0 0 0 0 $5,190
Kylie Gavenlock 0 0 0 0 $3,720
Ken Parker 0 0 0 0 $3,700
 

*Last updated at 9:30am on October 11, 2018 from https://www.racingandsports.com.au/trainer
The Gosford Trainers Premiership will run from 1st August 2018 until 31st July 2019.


A WORD FROM THE TRACK MANAGER - STEPHEN SCOLLARD

"It’s been a wet start to October with some much appreciated rain. Our scheduled track renovation works have had to be shuffled around but overall the track is in great condition moving into our busiest period."

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