Member Update - Letter From The Chairman - December, 2021

As we approach the end of calendar year 2021 the Directors of the Brisbane Racing Club sincerely thank all BRC Members’ for their support over the past 12 months.

Overwhelmingly I regard the results achieved by the Club both in racing and non-racing activities as being extremely positive and successful.

On the racing front there has been much media attention focused on the spring deeds of horses which campaigned at the BRC Stradbroke Season. We’ve many times listed the names of those horses but suffice to say Incentivise, Eduardo and company have been magnificent flagbearers for Stradbroke Season and Winter Racing at Eagle Farm and Doomben.

Tony Gollan again was the Premiership Trainer for the seventh season in a row. That record can only be achieved on the back of hard work and astute training skills.

During the year we initiated many new events to add to the value of your BRC Membership.

The club has embarked on a path to provide social activities outside of racedays. We’ve engaged with the Arts through Opera Under The Stars nights, a Whiskey tasting evening, a Gin experience function and 2022 will bring a further calendar of events to whet Members’ appetite for a different experience.

In addition, we will continue to expand our Members’ rewards incentive.

The BRC is broadening the Membership opportunities. As outlined elsewhere in this end of year newsletter Members now have a variety of pathways they can pay a little extra to upgrade their Membership entitlements.

As a community we’ve all had to tiptoe through the challenges of COVID-19 over the past two years.

The BRC administrative team, and all the club staff, have performed magnificently. I am very proud of the way we have come through the storm clouds of COVID-19.

As outlined in our recent annual report the club is in a powerful financial position and our Master Plan is delivering powerfully on our non-racing revenue. The future is looking extremely bright.

The re-opening of the borders from mid-December will be a fillip for Queensland tourism.

We at the BRC know there is a lot of hard work still ahead. But we have a strong foundation in place.

Brisbane clearly is becoming a very enticing destination and that will only build as we head towards the 2032 Olympics.

On behalf of the Board and all at Team BRC I wish you all a Merry Christmas, a safe and happy Festive Season and best wishes for 2022.

I hope to see you all at our racetracks in the coming weeks.