The Nambucca River Jockey Club set to hold “Diggers Tavern” Bellingen Cup at the Bowraville Race course Nambucca Valley Sport News Of The Area by News Of The Area - Modern Media - June 16, 2021 The “Diggers Tavern” Bellingen Cup at the Bowraville race course. Photo: supplied by the NRJC. SATURDAY June 26 will showcase a local race meeting at the Bowraville race course called the “Diggers Tavern” Bellingen Cup. The Diggers Tavern have been long-time sponsors of the Bellingen cup and the Nambucca River Jockey Club are excited to bring another fabulous race day meeting to the community under their sponsorship. The day will boast a fabulous crowd with large bookings for the event already confirmed. It is a perfect opportunity to have a fantastic family day out. Tickets are available at the gate on the day. The event will showcase a five-race program, it will have two different food outlets, two bars, TAB onsite as well as serval local bookmakers available on the day. Buses will run to this event from Bellingen straight to the Bowraville Race Course, then another bus from the Nambucca RSL to the Macksville Post Office then out to the Bowraville race course. This is a free service. The Nambucca River Jockey Club holds four successful race meetings a year at the Bowraville Race Course. The Bowraville Cup held during September and the Phillip Hughes Memorial Race Day held on boxing day are Sky 2 Tab Meetings. “There is a change this year to the Phillip Hughes Memorial Race Day,” Geoff Harris from the Nambucca River Jockey Club told News Of The Area. “It will be held on December 28 this year, in order to not clash with other events. “The Phillip Hughes Memorial Race day is like a reunion with all of the young one’s home for the Christmas holidays. “Women get dressed up and look great, it is a lovely day,” he said. All of the race meetings at the Bowraville Race course are run by an amazing network of volunteers. Starting with the people who mow and maintain the lawns, the farmer who donates his paddock for parking, the money collectors at the gates, to the people serving food and alcohol, these wonderful community members happily donate their time to create a top draw event for the Nambucca Valley community. “It’s a big job on the day and they all go home tired, but they have had a great time,” Geoff said of the wonderful crew of volunteers. “The race meetings work really well, everyone has a great time. “We have a good solid meeting, and are well supported by Racing NSW,” he stated. The Bowraville Cup is the largest race meeting they hold, followed by the Phillip Hughes Memorial Race Day. “We get people travelling to the races from everywhere around NSW,” Geoff said. No matter what race meeting is on, the Nambucca River Jockey club runs a free bus service. When the Sky 2 Race meetings are on the busses supplied by the Nambucca River Jockey Club run from Valla, through Nambucca and out to the race course and another bus from Stuart’s Point through Scotts Head then back into Macksville before heading out to the race course. This is sure to be a fantastic family day so mark June 26 in your diary. For more information about the up and coming race meetings be sure to follow the Nambucca River Jockey club on Facebook. By Tamara MCWILLIAM The “Diggers Tavern” Bellingen Cup at the Bowraville race course. Photo: supplied by the NRJC.