22 & 23
Ewan Races - 100 years young
This year the club celebrated the 100th year of it's inaugural race. The inaugural race took place around the township of Ewan. Despite a short hiatus during the war and great depression the club was reformed in 1955 and established a track and facilities at Zig Zag Station. In 1971 the Ewan amateur turf club moved again to their current location on the banks of Stockyard creek on Spyglass Station.
The inaugural race along with every race since could not have been possible without the unwavering support of the committee, volunteers, our patrons and our sponsors. We acknowledge, thank and pay tribute to all those who have volunteered and supported the Club through the last one hundred years. We encourage a continuation of this volunteering and support by this and future generations so that country racing and the celebration of its heritage can continue to be enjoyed into the future.
On 27 August 2022, the Club celebrated this auspicious occasion by hosting a 100th Gala Dinner at the Townsville Turf Club with guest speaker Glenn Boss. The history of the club was encapsulated in poem by the international renowned poet Rupert McCall.
After another successful event in 2022, the club looks forward to 2023 and beyond.