Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Plenty of Awards for Coffs Harbour

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Plenty of Awards for Coffs Harbour

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COFFS Harbour Racing identities again took out a number of awards at the annual Racing NSW Country Awards at Star City last week.

While Brett Bellamy was a finalist in the leading trainer category, his former apprentice Jamie Quinnell won the leading apprentice award and Joe Janiak's favourite gelding took out the leading Country Trained Horse Award for the fifth year in a row. Takeover Target's current results this season may again see him in line for the award again next year.

* Club CEO Russ Atkinson and Chairman Alan Johnson also attended the Country Management Conference while in Sydney to be updated on the issues ahead of the industry and the direction the new Board of Racing NSW aims to take.

Russ said he was encouraged by what he heard from the powers to be, but there were a number of issues yet to be resolved in relation to race fields legislation and the future funding to country club's. Clubs were also asked to complete detailed surveys on their facilities that would be used in benchmarking Clubs in the future and Clubs will need to perform at all levels to stay viable, Russ said. …

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