BRC Staff Awarded at 2019 Australian Racecourse Managers Conference

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Two Brisbane Racing Club employees have been recognised at the 2019 Australian Racecourse Manager Conference held at Elwick Racecourse in Hobart last week. 

Peter Birch, Assistant Racecourse Manager, received the Toro Industry Service Award.

Chris Hurley, Foreman, received the Steriline Racing Scholarship Award to Hong Kong and China. The scholarship has been awarded every year since 2008 as an initiative of Steriline Racing, ARMA and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Chris has been with the BRC for 11 years and was promoted late last year to the role of Track Foreman under Peter Birch. Chris was recommended strongly for the scholarship by Peter and Mick Goodie. 

Chris had impressed Steriline representatives when he attended an ARMA study trip to the HKJC earlier this year.

As part of the scholarship, Chris will visit Sha Tin, Happy Valley and Conghua in China. He will prepare a report on his trip for publication and address the 2020 ARMA conference with his findings.