Shoalhaven City Turf Club will be hosting its first Country Showcase race meeting that incorporates 'Girls Day Out' on Sunday 28th May with an excellent day lined up.
The raceday - which is offering fantastic prizemoney and eight races including the $45,000 Country Motor Company Nowra Cup - will also acknowledge two racing ambassadors in the way of trophies and cash for the Most Successful Trainer and Jockey.
The Bede Murray Memorial Trophy and $500 cash will be presented to the most successful trainer on the day: "Bede was always a wonderful supporter of the Nowra club and club officials feel it is fitting to acknowledge his contribution to our club and to the racing industry which spanned over many years," said SCTC's CEO, Lynn Locke.
"This trophy was presented for the first time last year, not long after Bede passed away, and was won by Bede's son, Paul."
The Nathan Berry Memorial Trophy and $500 cash will be presented to the most successful jockey on the day.
"Nathan rode as an apprentice at Archer Racecourse and once again the club feels it is important to have Nathan's memory honoured to acknowledge his contribution to racing and his involvement with SCTC," Ms Locke said. "Last year, the third year we ran this premiership, the trophy was won by Jay Ford."
The premierships will be sponsored by Carlton United Breweries and points will be awarded to all starters with higher points for the winner and placegetters up to 4th place.
"Our club also believes it fitting to acknowledge the work done by the strappers within the racing world and accordingly will be offering a trophy and $300 prizemoney to the best presented horse and strapper in the Country Motor Company Nowra Cup (1600m, Open Handicap).
"It should be an outstanding day of racing on Sunday May 28 and coupled with our annual Girls Day Out offering over $10,000 worth of prizes in the Fashions on the Field, we should see Archer Racecourse alive with racing and fashion."
Gates open at 11am with the first of eight races scheduled for midday.