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Memorial Cup Day 4th October 2019

Memorial Cup Day 4th October 2019

Fri 23 August 2019

The Lockyer Valley Turf Club has been working in conjunction with RQ to reinvigorate all our race days and is excited to hold the Memorial Cup Day on Friday 4th October 2019. The club was bequeathed funds from James O’Dwyer, after his sad passing, to hold an apprentice jockey cup, encouraging and promoting young jockeys in our region. ‘Jim’ was a much loved race goer and never missed a Gatton meet and the Lockyer Valley Turf Club is very proud to honour Jim’s wish, holding the annual ‘James O’Dwyer Memorial Apprentice Jockey Cup’. Winning jockeys will receive a Hyland voucher with a value of $700 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd.  RQ has increased the prize money for this race to $20,000, which will hopefully ensure a good field for the Class 3 Set weights mile.

Come and celebrate the lives of past committee, passionate race goes and local legends. The Greg Elliot Memorial Trophy will also be run as well as each other race named in honour of ones passed.

The Lockyer Valley Turf Club is thrilled to have a display of old photos and stories of memorial recipients so race goers can absorb the history behind the club. In 1971 the Laidley Race Club closed and joined with Gatton Race Club. In 1972 the new Lockyer Race Club was founded, the new name being inclusive of both towns. In 2018 the club rebranded again to the Lockyer Valley Turf Club and is now a Tier 2 TAB club, with all races featured on SKY across Australia and the world.

It is also school holidays and a long weekend, with Lights on the Hill on Saturday so plenty to see and do in the Valley. Come and stay with the kids - we even have a free jumping castle for their entertainment!

Why not get a group together and enjoy a seafood buffet lunch, beer/wine/soft drinks and a racebook in the comfort of our trackside marquee for only $100pp. Or better still join the LVTC and get the 10% marquee package discount along with all the benefits of being a member of this great club! See website for more details.