If you need help, contact (02) 8090 0256

Welcome to ARCC

Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy (ARCC) is an inter-church body that coordinates the provision of chaplains to the racing industry.

Chaplains offer a program of service to all people employed in racing, especially those who work in the stable area. The chaplaincy program helps identify and relieve the short and long-term physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental needs of this community in a holistic and non-judgemental way. 

Chaplaincy services are provided free of charge.

All funding for these services comes from our partners and donors, including:

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If you need assistance, you can get in touch with one of our Chaplains by phone (02) 8090 0256 or email contact@arcc.org.au

Latest News

Vale Gilda Seymour

January 07, 2017

Gilda Seymour was a security guard in the race day stalls at the Sydney racecourses for many years. She had been off work for over 12 months due to reconstructive hip and knee surgery.  However, durin...

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Canterbury Evening Star Strapper Awards

January 07, 2017

At each Canterbury night meeting in 2016/2017, the Australian Turf Club is presenting a $100 award to the strapper of the 'best turned out' horse in the feature race of the evening.  (See the Strapper...

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Update on Brother Dan Stafford

December 17, 2016

Many have noticed the absence of Catholic Racing Chaplain, Brother Dan Stafford (OAM) from the Sydney racing scene lately. Early in November, Brother Dan underwent major foot surgery.  Although the op...

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Learning the ropes

November 30, 2016

Last week, Colin Watts participated in a "Stable Skills Set" course run by the Australian Racing & Equine Academy at Richmond TAFE. Effectively, this was a one week crash course in basic stable sk...

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