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Jamestown Racing Club honors long serving members and plans 150th Anniversay Celebration

Jamestown Racing Club Honors Long-Serving Members and Plans 150th Anniversary Celebration

Jamestown South Australia, March 18, 2024 — The Jamestown Racing Club held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 27, 2024, where all positions were filled by dedicated incumbents. The AGM marked a significant milestone as the club gears up to celebrate 150 years of racing in Jamestown. The anniversary date is set for March 29, 2025, and we invite everyone to save the date for this momentous occasion.

Key Highlights:

  1. 150th Anniversary Celebration:
    • The Jamestown Racing Club, steeped in history and tradition, will commemorate its remarkable journey over the past century and a half. Join us as we celebrate the rich heritage of horse racing in our beloved community.
  2. Planning Committee Formation:
    • A dedicated planning committee has been established to organize a spectacular series of events around the anniversary. From historical exhibitions to thrilling races, we’re committed to making this celebration unforgettable.
  3. New Life Members:
    • The club proudly bestows life membership upon two outstanding individuals:
      • Trevor “Buck” Duke: Buck’s generational association with the club began at an early age when he assisted his father with post-race clean-up. His tireless efforts have been instrumental in coordinating barrier attendants and ensuring the smooth entry and exit of horses on the track.
      • Tim Box: Tim, primarily known as the bar manager and volunteer coordinator, has dedicated countless hours to the club. His commitment to serving patrons and maintaining the grounds in peak condition is commendable.
  4. Honouring Simon Seppelt:
    • The club was deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Simon Seppelt, an unsung hero and active community member. Simon served as a starting gate attendant for 20 years. In recognition of his dedication, the club will rename the Starting Gates in Simon’s honour.
    • Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jo, George, Molly, and Simon’s extended family, friends, and the community he served with passion.
When the racing is done…RIP Simon Seppelt
  • Phillip Dibben (Dibbo), President of Jamestown Racing Club:

“Our 150th anniversary is a testament to the enduring spirit of our club. We look forward to celebrating with our members, supporters, and the wider community. 

The planning committee is excited to curate an unforgettable experience for everyone. Jamestown’s racing legacy deserves a grand celebration.”

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