Presidents Report 2017-2018

It gives me great satisfaction and pride once again to be able to report on another outstanding year for your club.

A trading profit in excess of $240,000 after the loan accounts are taken out, an increase in all aspects of racing from turn over; starter numbers; field sizes; meetings conducted and increased attendances, all goes well for the continued growth of our club.

When you look out over the track and surrounds, I think we have come a long way in the last three years.

Capital works carried out during this last year include:

• Upgrade to the parade ring;

• Concreting work shop floors;

• New Day stalls completed;

• Major renovations to our Stabilizer Gold training surfaces;

• New Winners facility; and

• On course stables

Future capital works will be carried out on a needs basis however it is the Boards view that we must continue to enhance the patrons experience at the races and to that end we have commissioned a concept design to totally revamp the facility which may include enclosing the betting ring, new bars, toilet facilities, food outlets and upgrading the members area. This reflects your Board’s long term vision for the club.

I wish to thank our major supporters, Racing NSW and Dubbo Regional Council. Working with the support of these two entities has its challenges, but is rewarding as together we are developing your club into a strong regional club which will further enhance the region and Dubbo’s reputation as a must visit destination.

Thank you also to our many sponsors. As we have re-engaged the community it is very pleasing to see so many new sponsors willing to be involved with the club.

To our CEO Vincent Gordon, and his team, thank you very much for your efforts over the past year. The results we have achieved are without doubt due to your dedication and passion for your club and its success.

To my fellow Board members, I wish to thank you for your efforts, its unpaid but very rewarding and I feel privileged to work with such a diverse and collaborative group, whose sole aim is the success of this club.

CHRIS DAVIS

PRESIDENT