Friends & supporters come together….
The second Marcus Oldham Race Night which was held in the Committee Room at Moonee Valley Racecourse was another wonderful night for friends and supporters of the College to come together and be thoroughly entertained with first class night racing, wonderful food, great company and a punt or two.
The 260 guest evening, was a testament to the eclectic group of people that form such an important part of the Marcus Oldham community. Industry sponsors, corporate supporters, Foundation members, graduates, graduate families, committee members, staff and scholarship recipients provided a blend of generations, interests and associations.
Valued sponsors such as the Bennett Group, Rosemont Stud and Cobram Estate had races named in their honour and Australia’s very own champion jockey Greg Childs entertained us on his racing story and the special bond of racing great, Sunline.
Thank you to our MC, Casey Bruce and her father Rob Gaylard for sharing the night with us and Bruce Falk for his auctioneering services.
All guests were treated to a bottle of Cobram Estate Olive Oil and a 12 month general admission membership to the Moonee Valley Racetrack. Table prizes to channel 7’s AFL Game Day were kindly donated by Hamish McLachlan and our Auction which raised over $11,000 offered items such as a service fee to Rosemont Stud's exciting stallion Nostradamus, a 2 hour scenic helicopter ride donated by Rob McGavin, a Dining Package to the Cox Plate donated by MVRC and a painting celebrating Australian female jockey (& last year’s guest speaker) Michelle Payne donated by Equestrian artist Leonie Varisco. These funds will be put towards the much needed upgrade of the College Float which has also been supported by our friends, International Racehorse Transport.
Thank you to each and every one of our guests who made the 2016 Race Night such a success!
Alannah Halloran (Foundation Manager)
To record your interest in the 2017 Race Night please do not hesitate to contact
Alannah on 5247 2919 or email email@example.com.