STRADBROKE LUNCHEON ANOTHER WINNER

What a great day! The 2016 40th anniversary Stradbroke Lunch was rated the best for many years with almost 400 members and guests entertained by former Racing NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy, comedian Marty Fields and Rupert McCall. Thanks for your tremendous support and generosity in supporting the charity raffle and auction.

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THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB...RACING, SPORT AND THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1976.

Outstanding race broadcaster Greg Miles tells his story at the Stradbroke Lunch
Comedian and former Test cricketer Greg Ritchie will entertain at the Straddy function
RL legend Wally Lewis in great form at the Christmas function
Pat Mason and Alfie Langer enjoy a laugh at the 10,000 lunch
Michael Freedman flanked by BRC director Steve Gagel (left) and chairman Neville Bell.
Champion AFL player and coach Leigh Matthews and Bart Sinclair at the New Year's lunch
Club member Jeff Leitch was successful bidder for the autographed Alfie poster

 

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.

Each year members and guests enjoy a variety of events and functions which feature outstanding guest speakers and raise funds for charity. Recent speakers have included Wayne Bennett (rugby league), Peter Moody (racing), Ewen McKenzie (rugby union), Lee Freedman (racing), Anthony Griffin (rugby league), Paul Messara (racing), Chris Anderson (rugby league),John Meagher (racing), Bob McCarthy (rugby league),Jeff Lloyd (racing), Darryl Brohman (rugby league), Alastair Lynch (AFL), Barry Muir (rugby league), Glyn Schofield (racing), Peter Snowden (racing).Peter McWhinney (golf), Trevor Gillmeister (rugby league),Greg Carpenter (racing), Bruno Cullen (rugby league), John Messara, Toby Edmonds, Bob Charley and Ray Murrihy (racing), Steve Renouf (rugby league), Justin Leppitsch (AFL), Scott Seamer (racing),John Grant (rugby league), Steve Morley (racing), Darius Boyd (rugby league),Wally Lewis (rugby league), Dr Eliot Forbes (racing), Leigh Matthews (AFL), Les Ross (racing), Michael Freedman (racing) and Allan Langer (Rugby League). 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 AAMI 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 and recognise 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.  


2017 STRADBROKE LUNCH...FRIDAY, JUNE 9 AT ROYAL ON THE PARK HOTEL.

RECENTLY RETIRED AFTER CALLING A RECORD 36 MELBOURNE CUPS, GREG MILES WILL BE SPECIAL GUEST AT THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB'S 41st STRADBROKE LUNCH WHICH IS TRADITIONALLY HELD ON THE EVE OF QUEENSLAND'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS RACE.


GREG WILL BE JOINED BY COMEDIAN AND RACONTEUR GREG RITCHIE, THE FORMER FORMER FIRST-CLASS CRICKETER WHO PLAYED 30 TESTS FOR AUSTRALIA.

COME AND ENJOY ALL THE THINGS YOU HAVE COME TO EXPECT AT A BERNBOROUGH CLUB FUNCTION ... TOP CLASS THREE-COURSE LUNCH, BEVERAGES AND SERVICE. 

WIN TICKETS TO THE MANNY PACQUIAO - JEFF HORN WORLD TITLE FIGHT ON JULY 2 IN THE POPULAR CHARITY RAFFLE .... HEAR DAVID FOWLER'S PHANTOM CALL OF THE BIG  RACE.

ALL INCLUSIVE COST (members and guests) IS $135... 

STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND ENJOYED THE TERRIFIC DOOMBEN 10,000 LUNCH AT RYDGES SOUTHBANK. GUEST SPEAKERS ALLAN "ALFIE" LANGER AND MICHAEL FREEDMAN WERE OUTSTANDING AND THE QUALITY OF FOOD, BEVERAGES AND SERVICE WAS TOP CLASS. 

THE CLUB DONATED $5000 TO THE "RACING REACHES OUT" APPEAL TO BENEFIT INJURED TRACKWORK RIDERS BEN SAUNDERS AND WADE CLASOHM WHICH ULTIMATELY RAISED $165,000.

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:

9 JUNE ... STRADBROKE LUNCHEON, Royal on the Park Hotel

23 AUGUST ... MIDWEEK RACE DAY (Eagle Farm) TBC

6 OCTOBER ... SPRING-AGM LUNCHEON, Tattersalls Club

8 DECEMBER ... CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON, Tattersalls Club

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PAYMENT FOR FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS CAN BE MADE BY CHEQUE (TO BERNBOROUGH CLUB INC) OR ELECTRONIC BANK TRANSFER (NAB VIRGINIA BSB 084-209; ACCT 50-848-3904 IN NAME OF THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB INC). BE CERTAIN TO ADVISE YOUR NAME WITH THE PAYMENT.

NB: FOR ALL ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS IT IS IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW UP WITH AN EMAIL TO THE SECRETARY DAVID CAMERON (dcameron@emlaw.com.au) ADVISING YOUR NAME, NAMES OF GUESTS, AMOUNT PAID AND THE PAYMENT DESCRIPTION YOU HAVE USED.

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.

WE HAVE RECEIVED LETTERS/CARDS OF THANKS FROM THE RECIPIENTS AND WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU A MESSAGE FROM YOUNGCARE WHICH WAS SIGNED BY STAFF MEMBERS.

THE MESSAGE READS: "To our Friends at the Bernborough Club ... Our HUGE thanks for your incredible, ongoing support of Youngcare. We were delighted and humbled to receive your very generous donation as a result of your raffles and auctions in 2014-15; these funds will go a long way to ensure young Aussies with high care needs live life with choice, independence and dignity.

Thank You! ... The Youngcare Team

AND....A TERRIFIC MESSAGE FROM THE McINTYRE CENTRE-RIDING FOR THE DISABLED WHERE THE BERNBOROUGH CLUB SPONSOR OUR OWN HORSE ... THE HANDSOME GREY "PARKER".

"Thank you so much to everyone at the Bernborough Club for your wonderful sponsorship of our gorgeous PARKER. Your support of this beautiful boy helps us enormously to provide all the necessities for him throughout the year so that he can continue to enhance the lives of 200 children and young adults living with a disability who visit our Centre every week. We can't thank you enough for your unwavering commitment and support of PARKER and all that we do here at the McIntyre Centre. We are so grateful and humbled by the generosity that you extend to us time and time again. On behalf at everyone at the McIntyre Centre ... THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

 



* The Bernborough Club thanks outstanding photographers Noel Pascoe and Peter Wallis for the use of graphic images on this homepage. Noel's shots were taken as the barriers opened at Doomben and with the whips cracking at the Gold Coast.

Peter's wide shot at Birdsville captures the essence of the iconic bush meeting. 

The fourth image is a reproduction of renowned equine artist Brian Malt's painting "Going to the Start ... Texas".

Photos from functions (on left) by Ross Stanley














 








































 

 


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