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Keeping you informed of the Happenings at the Manukau Stadium

.Sportsbowl Event Centre

The new caterers have shifted into the Manukau Stadium.

The primarily family- based operation is headed by Gary Carr.  Their first function is 90th Birthday, with a full buffet menu, on Saturday afternoon for two 200 guests.

Then it is all go for Sunday’s Waterloo Cup Day with the bar and café in full operation.

Note the facilities will be open from 12 noon with a new menu and price lists.

Waterloo Cup

The 2019 edition of the Waterloo Cup has assembled a very strong field.  The bookies currently have Dyna Dave at $2.20 but there are four other runners under $12.

The winner of the Waterloo Cup gains automatic selection into one of eight heats of the Group 1 Melbourne Cup to be conducted by the Sandown Park Greyhound Racing Club in November.

Mick Floyd, Sandown GRC Marketing Manager will be attending the meeting on Sunday and will have with him the 2019 Melbourne Cup.

There is a very good support card on the day, including a New Zealand Racing Series Sprint Final.

First race 1.26pm

Let It Ride

Tom Thomson will be the MC on the day interviewing connections etc.  Our version of the Get On’s Let It Ride competition will be launched. This is a free entry variation of our Last One Standing.  Entry forms will be in the race book.

Don’t forget there is an $8,000 Bonus First 4 on the Waterloo Cup and a $15,000 Guaranteed Pick6.

Waterloo Cup

The Group 1 Waterloo Cup series is now being contested.

This is a unique race on the GRNZ Racing Calendar with the field for the Waterloo Cup comprising greyhounds placed first and second in a qualifying heats being conducted throughout the country.

The final field is starting to be formed following racing this week

Waikato                       Thrilling Vice                           Bigtime Levi

Christchurch               Dyna Dave                              Know Refusal

Reserve                      Zipping Buddy

Further heats are to be staged at  Wanganui (27th September) and Auckland (29th September).  The Waterloo cup will be contested on Sunday 6th October 2019.

Melbourne Cup–the World’s Richest Greyhound Race

The winner of the Waterloo Cup gains automatic selection into one of eight heats of the Group 1 Melbourne Cup to be conducted by the Sandown Park Greyhound Racing Club.  Note the exemption applies to the Waterloo Cup winner only

The $A630,000 Melbourne Cup, the world’s richest greyhound race is on Friday 29th November 2017

Catering Update

The Board has finalised contractual arrangements for new caterers at the Manukau Stadium.

Round The table Limited, trading as the Sportsbowl Events Centre, will commence operations at the Manukau Stadium 1st October as they are still in the process of finalising licensing matters with the Auckland Council.  Hopefully everything will be place for our Waterloo Cup meeting

The Board looks forward to working with Gary Carr and the team.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of members will be held in the Hospitality Room, manukau Stadium on Monday 11th November 2019.  This is slightly later than normal but impacts of recent events at Manukau Stadium have impacted on the preparation of the Financial Reports.  Whilst the auditors will be finalising the audit on Monday the Club must satisfy the requirements of Club’s Constitution in convening the meeting.

Important Notice - Catering Facilites 30 August 2019

The AGRC Board were forced on the 25th August to place Catering Professionals (2018) Ltd Into receivership.

As you will understand this is never a pleasant situation, especially given the long association the Club has had with the John and his team.

Unfortunately, we have discovered that Liquor and Food Licences were not correctly in place, which has caused a major problem with today’s bar and food services. We have, at very short notice arranged a food caravan and a coffee truck to service our needs on Sunday. Unfortunately, we have no way of supplying liquor this week and we apologise sincerely for that, but time frames do not give us an option.

Please be assured that your Board is working as quickly as possible to remedy this situation and we will be working very closely with the Receivers to appoint new caterers as soon as possible.

It is paramount that we protect our Club financially and we will be striving to get back on an even keel just as soon as possible.

I thank you for your understanding and myself or any Board Member will be happy to answer any questions.

John Roberts

Chairman.

Greyhound Lounge

The catering business for the Greyhound Lounge, formerly operated by Catering Professionals 2018 Ltd in receivership, is cuurently being advertised by theReceivers Khov Jones on Trade Me

 

2018-2019 Racing Season Awards

The presentation of the AGRC Awards for the 2018-2019 Racing Season will be made during the race meeting on Sunday 25th August 2019.  Award winners are as follows;

Distance Greyhound of the Year

Dyna Weslyn            13 points        Trainer           Craig Roberts

Owner s          Brendan Wheeler

Middle Distance Greyhound of the Year

Jinja Might                 50 points        Trainer           Jared Udy & Denise Cottam

Owner            Alan Christensen

Sprinter of the Year

Kiwi Boy                     62 points        Trainer           Jared Udy & Denise Cottam

Owner            Dinny Syndicate

New Zealand Bred Greyhound of the Year

Kiwi Boy                     62 points        Trainer           Jared Udy & Denise Cottam

Owner            Dinny Syndicate

Track Star Award   (most Wins)

Kiwi Boy                     13 Wins         Trainer           Jared Udy & Denise Cottam

                                                            Owner            Dinny Syndicate Pome

AGRC Greyhound of the Year

Pinny Mack                                       Trainer           Steve Clark

Owner            Parker Parker Syndicate

LPs’ Awards

Leading Trainer of the Year                                Jared Udy & Denise Cottam

                                                                                    94 Wins

UDR Trainer of the Year                                       Jared Udy & Denise Cottam

                                                                                    .3815

 

 

 

 

 

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