Friends of Wexford Racecourse came together to see what might be done to raise funds for the racecourse. The first thing they did was dug deep into their own pockets. This was the start of a dynamic fund-raising campaign. It was also the start of Wexford Supporters’ Club in 1987. In attendance at that first meeting were Stephen Banville (RIP), Christy Murphy, Alan Cloney, Michael Murphy, Jimmy O’Keeffe (RIP) and Martin Kent (RIP).
The Supporters’ Club’s aims is
(1) raising funds to assist the racecourse to upgrade machinery and buildings through membership fees, sponsorship and various events
(2) attracting more people to the races
(4) help patrons to enjoy their days at the races.
Now, more than ever, the Club needs members. Please join for €50 and back your local racecourse. Thank you.
The Supporters Club has in the past few years purchased the ride-on lawnmower, new tractor, bench seats, signage, crowd control barriers on stands, contributed to new Easyfix hurdles as well as many other upgrades at the course.
Supporters meet in the special Supporters’ Club Bar on race days. This is conveniently located close to the bookies. Subsidised sandwiches and cakes are on sale for members and guests.
Chairman: Tim Nolan
Vice Chairman: Mary Doyle
Treasurer: Keith Cooke
Secretary: Mary Ballantyne
€100 MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:-
Access Card for the 11 Meetings at Wexford in 2017 (Admission)
Free Reciprocal days with 9 other Racecourses
Access to the private Supporters’ Club Bar
Bring a Guest to the private Supporters’ Club Bar
1 free 2-course meal in the Ivy Room at a meeting of your choice in 2017
Free Race Card for full members
Free Tea and Coffee
Free parking on course
Members Bar adjacent to betting ring
€50 covers Membership of Supporters’ Club and all its benefits only
For enquiries call 087 3828099