The Bernborough Club

RACING, SPORT AND THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1976.

With more than 325 members, the Bernborough Club is a group of men who share an interest in thoroughbred racing, sport, fellowship and the community.

Since the club's formation in 1976, members and guests have enjoyed a variety of annual events and functions which feature outstanding guest speakers and entertainers to raise funds for charity (see separate list of guest speakers). Functions are held at quality venues such as Tattersall's Club, Queensland Cricketers' Club, Rydges Southbank and Royal on the Park.

A non-profit organisation, the Bernborough Club is proud of its annual contribution to charities which in recent years has averaged $50,000.The major event each year is the Stradbroke Luncheon, traditionally held on the eve of Queensland racing's premier sprint race. The luncheon is invariably a sellout with big-name guest speakers, entertainment and fine food and beverages. Other events include New Year's Luncheon (February), (March), BTC Cup Luncheon (May), Eagle Farm Race Day Marquee function (August), Spring Luncheon (October), Christmas Luncheon (late November-December).

Formed in 1976 when a group of 25 convened for a luncheon in the Member's Bar of the old Albion Park galloping venue, the Bernborough Club has prospered over the years. Numerous friendships have been formed with good fellowship a keynote of the club's social activities.

The founding president, the late Jim Anderson, named the club to perpetuate the deeds of the champion Queensland racehorse Bernborough. The club is committed to continuing that recognition.

A strength of the club is the diversity of membership...people from many different backgrounds domiciled in city and country. Members are entitled to invite guests to all events and functions. New members are always welcome and details are available on this website.

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON - FRIDAY, 8 DECEMBER AT TATTERSALL'S CLUB

 Always  a wonderful day at Tattersalls' Club with a traditional three-course Christmas Lunch, wines, beverages and quality service which is a hallmark of the day.

Special guest is the living legend FRED BROPHY MBE, an icon of the Australian outback and fourth-generation showman who still operates his boxing tent - the last of its kind in the world.

Fred grew up on the road, travelling the length and breadth of Australia living on the smell of an oily rag, rescuing battlers, and becoming embroiled in some of the most colourful and bizarre adventures imaginable.

Joining Fred will be former Test cricket umpire PETER PARKER who will provide insights on his career, the game and the Ashes Tour. 

ALL INCLUSIVE COST TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS (12noon for 12.30pm) - $135.00. 

FUNCTION PAYMENT DETAILS: Transfer amount to "The Bernborough Club Inc" account at NAB Virginia BSB 084-209; A/C 50-848-3904 (NB: use YOUR NAME on payment).

Immediately email Club Secretary, David Cameron (dcameron@emlaw.com.au) advising your name and names(s) of your guest(s); the amount paid; the payment description you have used and any table/seating preference.
 
For cheque payments, please mail to David Cameron, PO Box 138, Coorparoo, QLD 4151. Phone: 33973337 Mobile: 0417 798 119. 
 
PLEASE NOTE YOUR DIARIES OF THE FOLLOWING 2017 FUNCTIONS:

8 DECEMBER ... CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON, Tattersalls Club

 
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PAYMENTS BY MAIL SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY, BERNBOROUGH CLUB INC, PO BOX 138, COORPAROO, QLD 4151.

THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB WAS ABLE TO DISTRIBUTE $55,000 TO SELECTED CHARITIES in 2016(see charities listed on website).

The Bernborough Club thanks Noel Pascoe, Ross Stanley and Bernie Pramberg for the use of images on this homepage. Noel's action shots were taken as the barriers opened at Doomben and with the whips cracking at the Gold Coast. Bernie's shots at on the home turn at Clifton and in the straight at Stanthorpe.

Photos from functions are kindly provided by member Ross Stanley

STRADBROKE LUNCHEON ANOTHER WINNER

What a great day! The 2017 41st anniversary Stradbroke Lunch was rated the best for many years with 300 members and guests entertained by celebrated Melbourne race broadcaster Greg Miles and comedian/raconteur Greg Ritchie. Thanks for your tremendous support and generosity in supporting the charity raffle and auction.

 

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Events

DIARY DATES FOR 2017 FUNCTIONS...click below for details


 

Charities

Fifteen charities received a total of $55,000 from the Club in 2016.


 

Photos From Recent Events

Pat Mason and Alfie Langer enjoy a laugh at the 10,000 lunch
Club member Jeff Leitch was successful bidder for the autographed Alfie poster
Welcome to new members Neil Cagney, Rugby Union legend Paul McLean and publican Greg Hogan
Cross-section of racing - Peter Howard (T'bred Racing History Assn), Matt Rudolph (BRC general manager (racing), ex-bookmaker and Bernborough Club founding c'teeman Mick Dolan, ex-steward Chas Clifford and Russell Reid.
Members Mick Nolan (left) and Russell McDonnell with Broncos player-of-the-year Andrew McCulloughj
This might have been the happiest table of them all ... Frank de Pasquale and team
ABC radio racing reunion ... Gerry Collins, Martin Finbow, Greg Miles and Ross Stanley
Outstanding race broadcaster Greg Miles was in top form at the Stradbroke Lunch
What a laugh! Comedian and former Test cricketer Greg Ritchie will a big hit at the Straddy function.
Plenty of racing yarns in this group including Garry Legg, John Dow and Bob Clancy.
Champion AFL player and coach Leigh Matthews and Bart Sinclair at the New Year's lunch
Michael Freedman flanked by BRC director Steve Gagel (left) and chairman Neville Bell.
Former Wallaby champion Paul McLean and Ambassador Travel's Peter Harney at the Stradbroke Lunch.
RL legend Wally Lewis in great form at the Christmas function