Welcome to the Ewan Amateur Race Club
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Updated 14 July 2013
The Ewan Amateur Turf Club is an incorporated association and is run by a management committee elected at the Annual General Meeting held during the annual race meeting. The Management Committee is headed by Club President Robert Kirkwood. The Vice President is George Watkin and the Secretary/Treasurer is Noel Brosnan. The other Committee members are Ben Von Wald, Peter Keen, David Woodhouse, David Rawnsley, Alan Yardley, Steve Eriksen, Daryl Gammon, Wayne Nutchey, Darrin Weston, Carl Geaney, Troy McCloskey, Anna Brosnan, Paul Bezanson, Stuart Reardon, Darren Morrison, Joe Gedoun and Stacey Kirkwood. The Club Patrons are Graham and Karney Von Wald. All activities, including all race activities are conducted by volunteers.
What are the Ewan Races?
To quote from the North Queensland Register on 10 October 2002
“from Thursday night’s fancy dress party for the kids that attracted record entries to Friday morning’s entertaining bush poetry bash through to the two afternoons of highly competitive racing, and two nights of rocking and rolling, the Ewan Races had it all and that’s not taking into account the huge get togethers centred on the many permanent and semi permanent camp sites that give Ewan and others like it that special appeal.”
In addition to the many private camps that have been established over the years, the Club provides public camping facilities (hot showers, septic toilets and bar-b-q). Patrons are encouraged to camp for the weekend and enjoy not only the racing but also all the social activities that make Ewan a true country racing experience.
The Ewan Races are conducted on the Ewan Race Track which is situated on the banks of Stockyard Creek, approximately half way between Charters Towers and Greenvale on the Gregory Development Road. The race meeting is conducted on the middle weekend of the September school holidays, which is usually the last weekend in September.
Sec/Treasurer: Noel Brosnan
Ewan Race Club Secretary Hut (07) 47885053
Important Note: This number is for race business only and not for private use. It is only manned during the conduct of the annual event.
2013 Race Dates
27th and 28th of September
2013 Paddock Entry
25th August 2013
8am til 2pm
2013 Paddock Exit
15th September 2013
8am til 12noon
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