The annual BOTRA Fundraiser and Stallion Service auction will be held at the Byford Trotting Track Club rooms on Sunday 26th October 2014 with the bar open from 12.00 and the fundraising beginning at 1.00pm.
Lots of fun similar to last year. Please contact Kevin Charles, Garry Butler or Rob Deadman for your tickets as numbers will be limited.
BOTRA will be celebrating its 100th year of formation on 27th July 2014. The inaugural meeting of the then Owners and Trainers Association at the Bohemia Hall in Murray Street in the city marked the occasion.
The Office Bearers at this original meeting were;
President; Mr E Murphy
Committee; Messrs H A McDonald, J E Hayes, G J Fullerton, H E Raymond, T Heale and R Fanning.
Mr Hetherington was the Secretary and Mr T Heale the Treasurer.
No doubt some of our longer serving members will know some of these families.
What great vision and planning to still have a strong BOTRA in place to represent the interests of the Harness Racing Industry.