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.

2018 MID-WEEK RACE DAY 

Unfortunately, it has been necessary to cancel this year's proposed Midweek Race Day due to the unavailability of suitable dates during August and September.

The closure of Eagle Farm and resultant workoad on Doomben has meant the reduction in mid-week meetings at the only metropolitan venue currently operating.

Inquiries were made as to the feasibility of the Club hosting a members'day in conjunction with a Saturday meeting but it was found to be impractical at this time.

Rest assured, the popular mid-week Race Day will return to the Bernborough Club's calendar in 2019 and will be bigger and better than ever. 

 

THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS FOR MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR THE CLUB TO DONATE $4000 TO QLD-BASED  CHARITY "BUY A BALE OF HAY" TO ASSIST THE RURAL COMMUNITIES STRUGGLING IN THIS DEVASTATING DROUGHT.

THE DONATION IS IN ADDITION TO THE $48,000 DONATED TO VARIOUS CHARITIES IN OUR ANNUAL 2017/18 DISBURSEMENT.

 

2018 SPRING LUNCHEON (incorporating the Annual General Meeting)

Mark your diaries for FRIDAY, 5TH OCTOBER for the Spring Luncheon.

Guest speakers and other details will be advised soon. 

DRESS: Smart Casual (Long sleeve business shirt and collar, tailored slacks and enclosed leather shoes).

RSVP: Friday, 28th September,  2018.

 COST TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS: TBA

FUNCTION 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 2018 FUNCTIONS:

30 NOVEMBER ... CHRISTMAS LUNCH, TATT'S 

 
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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 IN EXCESS OF $50,000 TO SELECTED CHARITIES in 2017(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 2018 42nd anniversary Stradbroke Lunch was another outstanding and enjoyable occasion with more than with 300 members and guests entertained by celebrated trainer Tony McEvoy and comedian/raconteur Peter Berner. Thanks for your tremendous support and generosity in supporting the charity raffle and auction.

 

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Events

DIARY DATES FOR 2018 FUNCTIONS...click below for details


 

Charities

A total of $48,000 was disbursed to charities during 2017-18.


 

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