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Dear Subscriber,

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

April was a busy month at The Entertainment Grounds with our annual ANZAC Day Race Day presented by HIT 101.3 Sea FM, the April Comedy Night and the Wedding Fair as well as a number of conferences and social events.

The Entertainment Grounds hosted the annual ANZAC Day Race Day presented by HIT 101.3 Sea FM on Wednesday 25th April. Although the Coast had some rain early on in the day, this didn't seem to affect final numbers with just over 3,000 racegoers and socialites through the gates. There was a particularly large number of families and children attending this year, enjoying live music, kids bungee run, kindifarm and more! Two-up was played in the Courtyard from 1pm and guests danced into the late afternoon in the HIT 101.3 Sea FM VIP Marquee. Patrons were also spoilt for choice with a range of food trucks and a craft beer van on site.

The April comedy night featured well-known comedians Andrew Barnett, Emma Zammit and Tommy Dean. Over 160 guests booked tickets and platters for the night, which is close to the biggest comedy event to date. The next comedy night will be held on Saturday 2nd June, 2018 featuring Julia Wilson, Cameron James and Darren Sanders. For more information or to book CLICK HERE

On sunday 29th April, The Entertainment Grounds hosted the annual Wedding Fair. The event was run alongside the Gosford City Farmers Markets this year which saw a number of walk-ins coming to check out what was happening along with around 360 guests registering for the event. Stall holders ranged from photographers and stylists to jewellery makers and bridal fashion.

Next up on the racing calendar is the Terrigal Wamberal Rugby League Football Race Day on Saturday 26th May. For more information or to book one of our delicious hospitality packages CLICK HERE

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BONUS RACE DAYS INCLUDE
Saturday 26th May 2018
Thursday 31st May 2018
Thursday 14th June 2018

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A WORD FROM CEO - DANIEL LACEY
"April was fairly light in terms of the quantity of races but very high in terms of crowds. We only raced once, being ANZAC Day. Historically this is a very well attended raceday and history has also seen this meeting being hampered by unfavourable weather, on both counts history did repeat itself.

Rain was forecast for the day and a decent amount fell all over the Coast in the morning and mid-morning. For a race club this is the worst possible time for rain to fall as it deters all the 50/50 patrons. Ordinarily we would experience a healthy queue at gates (11am) this year the rain delayed the time in which people did eventually come to the track. In all we managed a tad over 3,000 patrons which considering the weather, was really pleasing. There were 135 Members who attended which is fairly consistent with previous years.

One real positive from the day was the increase in family attendance. We purposely aimed our advertising for this market and provided plenty of activations for them. I was really pleased with all our activations on the day and despite a couple of showers, the crowd seemed to enjoy the day.

The fields were up compared to last year which was another plus and there were plenty of Gosford trained horses in the mix. I must thank all the TEG staff for their efforts as a lot goes into the preparation and execution of these types of events.

There are only three more racedays for this season with the next being a new fixture for this year being Saturday 26th May. The NRL obviously do not check our racing calendar and have subsequently programmed a game at Central Coast Stadium (Roosters V’s Titans) at 3pm on this day which is not ideal. We still expect a good crowd though with our main function room already fully booked, however there are a small number of places left in the Panorama Lounge.
 
Capital works continue as we work to upgrade the Lakeview Room. The majority of work is due for completion for the 26th May raceday.
 
With regards to training and stabling infrastructure I have not got any concrete news to divulge, although I can say the Club is still in discussions with RNSW and both parties are working towards a solution that is in the best interests not only for Gosford but the wider industry.
 
Finally congratulations to Gosford Trainers Angela Davies (Dylan’s Dynasty), Kylie Gavenlock (Nikkas ’n’ a Twist & Wild About Her), Tony Newing (King Lear), Natasha Hall Antonio (Frogmarch) and Luke Hilton (Arizona Wildcat & Written In Vain) all picking up wins in April."
UPCOMING RACE DAYS
UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE ENTERTAINMENT GROUNDS

CHRISTMAS IN JULY RACE DAY

SATURDAY 28TH JULY

***SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE***

Gates Open 11.00am
First Race approx. 12.30pm
Last Race approx 4:30pm

General Admission is $10 for Adults & $5 for Concessions
Children under 17 years old are free when accompanied by an adult.


HOSPITALITY PACKAGES

PANORAMA LOUNGE PACKAGE ~ SOLD OUT!
Members $70 / Non Members $90
Includes: 3 course luncheon (Entree, Main & Dessert), racecourse entry & racebook

LAKEVIEW PACKAGE
$125 per person
Includes: 3 course luncheon (Entree, Main, Dessert), five hour beverage package, racecourse entry & racebook 

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OPEN TERRACE PACKAGE
$140 per person (includes standard beverage package) / $150 per person (includes deluxe beverage package)
Minimum 10 person booking
Includes delicious platters to share, five hour beverage package, exclusive open terrace for 10 people, a racebook and racecourse entry


For more information please contact The Entertainment Grounds directly on 02 4325 0461 or email info@theentertainmentgrounds.com.au

SATURDAY 2 JUNE
AT THE ENTERTAINMENT GROUNDS

Featuring well-known comedians; Julia Wilson, Cameron James and Darren Sanders

DOORS OPEN 6.30PM ~ SHOW STARTS AT 8.00PM



*** EARLYBIRD SPECIAL ***

ENDS 5PM TODAY
(THURSDAY 10TH MAY)

UP TO 50% OFF TICKETS & PACKAGES!
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Tickets $25 (after Earlybird Special finishes) OR purchase your tickets at the door for $30

HOSPITALITY OPTIONS

Platters are available to purchase on the night or pre-purchase today with your tickets!
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A WORD FROM THE EVENTS TEAM - DAVID SHANAHAN
“April’s highlight was the HIT 101.3 Sea FM ANZAC Day Race Day. Although the rain in the morning did affect final numbers, over 3,000 people turned up and had a great day of racing and partying! Guests enjoyed live music, food trucks, craft beer, kids entertainment and two-up in the courtyard.

Hahn Super Dry Bottles was the drink of choice with over 1,200 bottles being sold and just over 1,200 glasses of white wine/sparkling wine sold across the day.

Everyone was very well behaved with police officials happy with crowd behaviour and the overall running of the day.”
RACING REPORT
LOCAL TRAINER WINS IN APRIL

Angela Davies
20/04/2018                              Dylan's Dynasty                          Race 6 Muswellbrook

Kylie Gavenlock
13/04/2018                             Wild About Her                             Race 1 Port Macquarie
28/04/2018                             Nikkas 'N' Twist                            Race 3 Newcastle
 
Tony Newing
11/04/2018                             King Lear                                     Race 9 Ipswich

Natasha Hall-Antonio
4/04/2018                               Frogmarch                                   Race 8 Wyong

Luke Hilton
11/04/2018                             Arizona Wildcat                           Race 7 Ipswich
27/04/2018                            Written in Vain                              Race 5 Dubbo
 

*Data collected from https://www.racingandsports.com.au/trainer on May 7 at 3.50pm

GOSFORD TRAINERS PREMIERSHIP 2017 - 2018
 
  Metro Provincial  Country Total Wins Total
Prizemoney
Angela Davies 1 1 8 10 $241,552
Adam Duggan 0 3 5 8 $101,165
Kylie Gavenlock 0 2 5 7 $180,305
Tony Newing 0 3 4 7 $130,375
Gregory Mcfarlane 1 1 4 6 $164,530
Nick Mitchell 0 1 3 4 $126,073
Natasha Hall- Antonio 0 1 3 4 $64,660
Fred Cowell 0 2 0 2 $177,390
Carmen Murnane 0 0 2 2 $73,975
Luke Hilton 0 1 1 2 $47,990
Ken Parker 0 1 1 2 $41,905
Jim Louizos 0 0 2 2 $27,525
Albert Stapleford 0 1 1 2 $18,820
Grant Allard 0 1 0 1 $64,025
Neil Ward 0 0 0 0 $6,230
Tina Rogers 0 0 0 0 $500

 

The Gosford Trainers Premiership will run from 1st August 2017 until 31st July 2018.

*Last updated at 3:50pm on Monday 7th May from https://www.racingandsports.com.au/trainer


A WORD FROM THE TRACK MANAGER - STEPHEN SCOLLARD
"All the tracks are in great condition at the moment as a result of the favourable weather patterns recently. It seems the colder weather has taken longer to kick in this year so we are taking advantage of the warmer temperatures.

The Pro Ride track will receive a renovation later this month with a binder being added and some deep mixing to take place.

The renovation of the Lakeview Room in the Cusick Stand continues and is due to be completed before our next meeting on Saturday 26th May.”

 
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