AGM and Race Night 2017

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On Saturday 1st April, the Elland Stedfast Association held its AGM and Race Night....

The evening commenced prompt at 7.15 p.m. The first item of business being the A.G.M., which the President dispatched with speed.  All the necessary items were covered the Annual Accounts and reports from officials which were available in printed form were accepted by the meeting,

This gave time for members to obtain refreshment at the Bar and talk over old times with their friends.

At eight o’clock all was ready for the entertainment, The Race Night.  But hang on things were not going too well , we had no sound on the projection. SLIGHT DELAY!!  The Bar Staff and James soon sorted the problem but the hand Microphone would not function so with David shouting the Odds we began.  The First three races went well and then a break for supper. Traditional Pie and Peas this year prepared and served under the watchful eye of Ian with Susan and Richard assisting.(I won’t mention one or two burnt bottomed pies). 

Then off we went again three more races and then the big event the auction race which caused much back chat and some rivalry among the punters and ended raising an extra £66.00 for the funds.  So the night drew to a close with the President thanking everyone for their support.  A comment from one family group at the end was “Thank you we have really enjoyed our evening”.

Our thanks must go to the Catering Team, Ian, Susan and Richard, To James our Clerk of the course for projecting the races, to David who acted as MC and proved he could pap a horn as good as anyone and to Allen who in his usual manner acted as Auctioneer for the last race, our trio of Tote Tellers, John, Richard and Fiona and last but by no means least we are indebted to those Sponsored the Races and purchased the Horses

A good night was had by all with a result that is sure to swell the Association funds once final calculations have been made.

Race Results:  
Race 1. – Bossy Mossy – Owner M. Moss ,  Race 2 – Fire Blanket – Owner  K Stock.
Race 3. – Only a Spark –Owner K. Stock.  Race 4.- Midnight Lady – Owner -  P. Howe.
 Race 5 –Kemo-Sabi – Owner – M. Moss.  Race 6- Paula’s Pride – Owner – K Stock.
Race 7 – The Auction race –  winning top bidder for Paula’s Pride    winning £66.00 was Callum and Charles 

The Race Night made £292.11 for Association funds. Thank you.