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Best Turned Out awards 2017

September 14, 2017

In partnership with The Australian Turf Club, ARCC will reward strappers in each of the five Group races held on Golden Rose Day at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday September 23, 2017. The best presented ...

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2YO trials - BBQ for strappers

September 14, 2017

Once again, ARCC will host a BBQ for the strappers at the official 2YO trials to be conducted at Canterbury on Monday September 18. Thanks to the ATC for their assistance, and the intrepid volunteers ...

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ARCC Thanksgiving Service - Sunday 17 September

September 08, 2017

Join us as we give thanks for the work of the racing chaplaincy over the past 20 years and pray for the ongoing ministry of ARCC. St Martin’s Anglican Church Kensington will host a Thanksgiving Servic...

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Spring Newsletter

September 01, 2017

Our latest newsletter update can be viewed at the following link: ARCC Spring Newsletter (Spring 2017) (To receive future newsletters by email, please click here to subscribe)...

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The day that racing stood still

August 15, 2017

Racing around Australia came to a standstill on Saturday 5 August as prayers and a minute’s silence were held to remember fallen jockeys on Jockeys Celebration Day. Co-ordinated nationally by Rev Coli...

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Welcome to new chaplains

August 15, 2017

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Pastor Bob Prior as Chaplain to the ACT, and Fr Tom Stevens as an Assistant Chaplain to Brother Dan Stafford in Sydney. Bob Prior has previously served as...

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Congratulations to Dr Karin Sowada

June 06, 2017

Congratulations to ARCC chairperson, Dr Karin Sowada, upon being awarded a prestigious "Future Fellowship" at Macquarie University by the Australian Research Council. (arc.gov.au/june-2017-arc-grants-...

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Sydney Strapper of the Year - Noms open now

June 02, 2017

*** UPDATE: Nominations are now closed.  Finalists will be listed in the August edition of the Racing NSW magazine, with the winner to be announced on August 17 ***Nominations for Sydney Strapper of t...

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Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards 2017

April 01, 2017

Nominations for the Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards close on Sunday April 16. These national awards are intended to recognise the hard work of stud and stable staff (including admin) across A...

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Funeral Details - Riharna Thomson

March 07, 2017

The funeral for Riharna Thomson will be held on Friday 10th March, commencing 2pm, at Alston Chapel, Lincoln Grove Memorial Gardens, 1040 Gunnedah Rd Tamworth....

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Vale Riharna Thomson

March 03, 2017

Riharna Thomson was a dedicated track rider and stable hand at Thoroughbred Park racecourse. She was a popular, friendly, young woman - who loved horses and was a keen student of politics. She passed ...

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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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Best Turned Out awards - Saturday Sept 24

September 22, 2016

In partnership with The Australian Turf Club, ARCC will this Saturday reward strappers in each of the five Group races, with the best presented horse earning their handler a $200 cash prize. Horses an...

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2YO Trials BBQ for strappers

September 19, 2016

Thanks to the ATC and to Brian, Jim, David, Bun, Anne & Allan for all your assistance with ARCC's BBQ for strappers at today's 2YO Trials at Royal Randwick ...

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Sydney Strapper of the Year Winner 2015-16

September 19, 2016

Congratulations to Ali Iftikhar, from the Chris Waller stable, winner of this year's Sydney Strapper of the Year award.(More information is available on the Strapper Awards page)...

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Jockey Celebration Day 2016

August 06, 2016

Saturday August 6th, 2016 was Jockeys Celebration Day across Australia. On behalf of the National Jockeys Trust, ARCC co-ordinates remembrance ceremonies at every racecourse in Australia which holds a...

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Donations are now tax deductible

June 13, 2016

Donations to ARCC are now tax deductible, following the recent approval of the racing chaplaincy as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. This was recen...

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ARCC announces new chaplains

May 24, 2016

ARCC is pleased to announce the affiliation of new racing chaplains in different parts of Australia • Mark Bartimote – Dubbo region• The Rev. Phil Zamagias – Darwin, NT• Brendon and Fran Hotschilt – ...

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Autumn Carnival Strapper Awards 2016

March 31, 2016

ARCC helps facilitate the Sydney Autumn Carnival Strapper Awards, which are are presented by the Australian Turf Club to the strapper of the winner of the Golden Slipper and Doncaster each year. Cong...

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Annual Racing Fraternity Mass - Sunday 13 March 2016

March 10, 2016

The Annual Racing Fraternity Mass will be held this Sunday 13 March. Details are on the above flyer....

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Out and about

December 09, 2013

One of the goals of ARCC is to see chaplaincy spread across racetracks around NSW and indeed Australia.  An important part of this is to build relationships with race clubs, trainers, jockeys etc from...

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National Jockeys Celebration Day

August 01, 2013

This year's National Jockeys Celebration Day was held on Saturday 3rd August 2013. For the first time, remembrance ceremonies were conducted at EVERY race club in Australia with a meeting on this day...

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Body and Soul

February 16, 2010

Colin Watts with ambulanceman Trevor Hill at Warwick Farm One of the ever-present features at a race meeting are the ambulance officers. They are there to respond to any accidental injuries that migh...

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