The Brisbane Racing Club's Young Members' Committee has been created to provide a voice to the younger generation of racegoers and to ensure the BRC is responsive to what the younger members desire from a raceday experience and from membership.
GALA IN THE GROVE TRACKSIDE PARTY
Members $85pp*, Non-members $145pp*
What better way to experience the fashion, excitement and racing action on Doomben Cup Day than in a trackside marquee with access to the Members’ Enclosure. You will be treated to a selection of gourmet canapés and lunch items plus three beverages throughout the day and be entertained by a live band till 7pm.
After the last race, the party vibe continues into the early evening with a band playing through till 7pm.
Date: Doomben Cup Day, 18 May 2013
Location: The Grove Marquee, Doomben Racecourse
Time: 12pm – 7pm
Menu: Canapés and lunch items
Drinks: 3 beverages – beer, wine, soft drinks, basic spirits
Entertainment: Band after the last race
Price: Members $85pp, non-members $145pp
(includes entry to Doomben Racecourse and the Members’ Enclosure)
*All prices include GST.
STRADBROKE EVE CALCUTTA
Hosted by the Young Members’ Committee.
Where else will you be able to bid on and buy a horse running in the AAMI Stradbroke. Gather your friends and join us for a great night of fun and entertainment coupled with delectable food and beverages. This unique experience on the eve of the AAMI Stradbroke is not to be missed.
Where: Novotel Brisbane
When: Friday, 7 June 2013 from 6:30pm
Price: $140pp or $1,300 for tables of 10
To make a booking please contact Natasha Horlin on 07 3268 2171 or email@example.com
*All prices include GST.
JOIN THE YOUNG MEMBERS
BRC Young Members enjoy invitations to members’ events, invitations to special raceday and non-raceday functions and, of course, being a part of a vibrant social community.
CONTACT THE YOUNG MEMBERS
PO Box 817
07 3861 2828
0451 150 825
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$220 per annum
(Aged 18 to 29, Members 30 years and over pay $440 per annum)
WHAT DOES A BRC MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE?
- Season access to 48 Saturday / feature race meetings for one member and one member’s guest (guest card is fully transferable*).
- Ten complimentary members’ reserve tickets (restricted single use).
- Membership of the newly refurbished Gallopers Sports Club.
- Unrestricted use of over 10 members’ bars, restaurants and cafes and enviable grandstand seating with uninterrupted views.
- Special offers to exclusive paid members’ functions such as race day lunches, theatre nights and football matches.
- Access to members’ car parking (subject to availability).
- Special offers including 10% discount on venue hire at Eagle Farm or Doomben.
- Access to exclusive member early bird offers for Brisbane Racing Carnival hospitality (May and June).
- Reciprocal privileges at Queensland Cricketers’ Club and Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.
- Reciprocal privileges at major Australian race clubs and letters of introduction to international race clubs.
*Not valid for Derby Bar (Eagle Farm Racecourse) access during the Brisbane Racing Carnival.
Membership runs on a financial year basis, from 1 July to 30 June, however new applications are welcomed throughout the year
MEET THE COMMITTEE
“The 2012 Young Members’ Committee is eager to promote the Brisbane Racing Club throughout the networks of the various committee members and to develop initiatives to assist the BRC to engage with its younger members and the wider community.”
Director, Brisbane Racing Club
Jack has been working in his family’s business in the fruit & vegetable industry for over 10 years.
He became involved with the Young Members Committee because he’s passionate about horse racing, and enjoys all aspects of the sport. As well as attending the races regularly since joining the BRC in 2005, Jack has also been involved with horse ownership.
Jack started working with Simon George & Sons after completing a business degree at the University of QLD. The company employs 300 staff and delivers fresh produce to a diverse range of customers in the hospitality & catering industry around Australia. Jack’s role in the business is to manage the Finance & IT departments, as well as looking after some of the key accounts of the business.
Adam is the Owner Manager of the Bank of Queensland New Farm branch.
Adam business’s is built on developing relationships with his customers and in turn supporting them through their different chapters of life, i.e. from buying their first home, having children or deciding to tackle the world of investing.
The only appropriate way to discuss Adam’s relationship with racing is passionate. At just 6 weeks of age Adam attended his first race meeting, Melbourne Cup day. By no means was this an accident as it was the first of many.
Horse Racing is a shared love in his family, with his Grandfather one of the few BRC ‘life members’. This love has continued on through the younger generation, with Adam being a part of 7 person family and friend syndicate which owns a locally breed and raced filly.
Adam Engel is a primary school teacher in the south-east Brisbane region. Quite the sports nut, Adam loves the footy and keeping fit, with him recently just completing his second Ironman triathlon, but his real passion and healthy obsession is horses and racing.
Ever since he was a young boy, Adam has enjoyed reading the form guide and watching the odd race. It was about nine years ago when this love turned hands-on and he became further involved with horses, completing some stablehand duties with the powerful McCarthy Harness Racing Stable.
Adam has since switched his focus to his first love of thoroughbreds, currently having a share in two horses trained in Brisbane. From attending a Young Members’ Trackwork Experience in 2010, Adam has since taken out his stablehand licence and when time permits, he loves spending time not only at the races but at track work and in the stables.
Julia is a Digital Marketing professional, managing and creating digital strategies for clients across a range of different industries, with a special interest in blogging, copywriting, social media and event management. Growing up in Brisbane, Julia has been an avid race-goer and enjoys learning horse racing and other industry knowledge from a family friend who is a trainer. Her ongoing attendance to BRC events led her to join as a Young Member in 2012 to ensure others are able to experience and get involved this social and exhilarating sporting tradition.
Nicole is 28 years old and is currently working as a Primary Health and Physical Education teacher in the Brisbane North region. Nicole has always had a strong interest in sport and maintaining a positive and healthy outlook.
Her interest in racing started at a young age with her parents owning horses both in Australia and overseas. Attending the races has always been a regular part of Nicole’s calendar.
Nicole also takes an interest in fashion and enjoys this aspect of attending race days. She hopes to show other young race goers the many facets of a day at the races while learning a thing or two along the way.
Sarah-Jane currently works in Brisbane as an economist with AEC group and has taken an interest in the horse racing industry for a number of years.
Sarah-Jane discovered her passion for horses at a young age whilst growing up on her family’s beef cattle property in Esk in the Brisbane Valley. She was also exposed to the horse racing industry in the form of country race picnic days and trips to the Eagle Farm races as a young girl. Her enthusiasm for the races resulted in her joining the BRC (then QTC) as a young member in 2005. She has since developed her strong appreciation of the races for the quality and beauty of the athletes and also as an exciting social outlet.
Sarah-Jane now has a small Australian stock horse breeding program and takes an avid interest in the horse racing industry. Sarah-Jane hopes to bring her creative ideas, sense of humour and a “can do” attitude to the BRC Young Members’ Committee and similarly hopes to take her understanding of the horse racing industry to the next level.
Bryce hails from Dalby in Queensland’s Darling Downs region where he oversees his family’s farming and feedlotting operations as part of the greater Camm Agricultural Group, an integrated beef enterprise with interests across Queensland. Bryce has been managing the group’s Wonga Plains feedlot for four years and has overseen the operation tripling in size. Involved in numerous horse pursuits, Bryce is keen supporter of racing throughout Queensland.
Kara is 21 years of age and is currently completing a Bachelor of Business, majoring in marketing and PR. Having grown up on a stud farm, attended the races from an early age and already owning shares in race horses, Kara is very passionate about horses and racing. She is committed to encouraging more young people to follow suit and take an interest in the industry.
Mat has recently returned to Brisbane after stints working in Sydney and Melbourne and is presently employed as a solicitor at a national law firm. He began attending the races at an early age with his father and has been a member of the BRC since 2008. Mat is keen to further his involvement in the racing industry through participation on the Young Members’ Committee. Mat has also recently acquired a share in his first racehorse which is trained in Warwick and is eagerly awaiting its breakthrough win!
Kate is 24 years old and currently studying and working in the fashion industry. She was exposed to horse racing at a young age through her parents’ horse ownership and has fond memories of the excitement whilst attending the races and her first Townsville Cup.
Passionate about the racing industry, Kate has already owned horses and had the pleasure of watching them train and race locally. Whilst keeping a close eye on the fashions on the field, she hopes to encourage a younger generation to get involved in the social aspects of a day at the races.
Tim is a registered property valuer with Knight Frank Valuations Queensland, specialising in the valuation of health, retirement and aged care assets, along with commercial and retail properties.
Tim’s passion for and enjoyment of racing began at the age of seven when he began attending race days with his father, being a member himself since 2006.
Tim is a regular racegoer and has already experienced the excitement of horse ownership over the last few years. Tim is passionate about attracting and introducing other younger people to the sport of racing and the great social outings that can be had at a day at the races.
MEET OUR AMBASSADORS
Nathan Exelby – journalist
After completing a sports journalism degree in 1996, Nathan has carved out a successful career in the media and specifically within the thoroughbred industry. He was editor of Turf Monthly magazine from June 2000 to May 2008. Nathan was named Young Thoroughbred Writer of the Year in 2002 and later awarded an AAMI Victoria Derby National Media Print Editorial Award.
He worked with Australia’s busiest racing website, racingandsports.com.au as breeding editor from 2008 to 2010 and has been a form analyst with this respected organisation since 2005.
He joined the Courier Mail in January 2010 and is a member of the BRC TV team, bringing market updates and trainer/jockey interviews live from Doomben and Eagle Farm.
PAST YOUNG MEMBER EVENTS
RACEFEST YOUNG MEMBERS FUNCTION
A young members’ function was held on the first day of the Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival. Two hundred young members and potential young members were treated to all-day canapés and special appearances by Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Corey Brown, top Queensland apprentice Tim Bell, the Gold Coast Titans and fashions on the field judged by Sofie Formica.
STRADBROKE EVE CALCUTTA
The Stadbroke Eve Calcutta, held at the Polo Club and hosted by Nathan Exelby, was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed themselves with some lucky attendees walking away a winner.