(M. Fullard)

At our October meeting on 13.10.1998, Mr. Roy Vodden was Guest Speaker. He has been President of The Traralgon Racing Club Incorporated for the last 3 years and has been an owner, breeder, trainer and punter for over 25 years. He has seen many changes in that time.

In 1983 a computerized totalisator was introduced and in 1987 the Club was incorporated. In 1989, when the Traraigon Cup was worth $25,000 to the winner, the date of running the Cup meeting was changed from February to mid-November to fit in with the Victorian Spring Racing Season.

The Club has grown and prospered. In 1977 income was $177,462 and in 1997 income was $1,146,000. Paving, gardens, a public dining room, the banking of the home turn and major drainage works have all improved the facilities. There are 11 meetings a year and the Traralgon Cup is now worth $40,000. The Club is confident of continued success.