Special Events

The Taste of the World Beer festival was another great success. It will be back bigger and better in 2016

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This years 2015 Classic Car Show in May drew huge crowds and a huge number of car enthusiast entries.

Athletes from many countries lineup at the paceway ready for the March into Hunter stadium for the opening ceremony of the 2013 Asia Pacific Special Olympics December 2013

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Rules of the NHRC members horse.

The Newcastle Harness Racing Club will from time to time as it sees fit either lease or purchase a horse {club horse} to race on behalf of the valid club members* of the NHRC.The executive of the NHRC and CEO will manage the affairs of the club horse on behalf of the club members. There will be no cost to members for the training and upkeep of the club horse NHRC will pay for any cost associated with the club horse for the time it is owned by the club. Any profits earned by the club horse will be used towards the training and upkeep of the club horse and any additional funds over and above the upkeep and training costs will be used towards club members promotions** A local trainer who is a member of the club will be chosen by the executive to train the horse.***.A local driver who is a member of the club will be chosen by the executive to drive the horse. In the first instance it will be the trainer. In the event the trainer and or driver is unable to train or drive the horse the executive can engage another local trainer and or driver who is a member of the club to undertake those duties. The NHRC will design and pay for a set of club colours for the driver to wear. The club colours will incorporate the club logo. The board of the NHRC will decide prior to each years memberships being due the terms of the continuation of the club horse to race on behalf of club members with a view to EITHER continuing or not continuing to race the horse for the benefit of paid up members. *valid members are those members who have paid the appropriate fee at the appropriate time of year to be a member of the NHRC including life members and must be over 18 years of age ** members promotions can include such things as free entry to race meetings- BBQ’s at the track – complimentary drinks –track side presentations and or photos with the horse should it win race/s visit to the trainers property – club cap, calendar and other promotions organised by the NHRC on behalf of club members.

*** this clause may not apply if we may choose to race the horse in another region or state

NEWCASTLE HARNESS RACING CLUB HOUSE POLICY ON THE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL

  • This club recognises that it is against the law to serve any person who is intoxicated and if anyone is intoxicated they will be asked to leave the premises, if they fail to leave they can be fined $550.
  • This club recognises that it is against the law to serve or supply alcohol to any person under the age of 18 years.
  • This club recognises it is against the law for other people to obtain alcohol on behalf of people under 18 years of age.
  • This club recognises that it is against the law to allow intoxicated, disruptive, violent or inappropriate behaviour to occur on the premises.
  • This club seeks to ensure that no harm comes to patrons as a result of our service of alcohol.
  • A range of drinks are available on these premises, these include a range of non alcoholic beverages and water.
  • This club does not seek to encourage rapid or excessive consumption of alcohol through pricing.
  • Low alcohol beers and non alcoholic beverages are stocked and promoted.
  • Staff have been acquainted with this house policy & trained to implement it.
  • If a staff member feels that a patron is becoming intoxicated, they will offer a range of options as an alternative to alcohol consumption.
  • If such patron continues to order alcoholic beverages the staff member will contact the Bar Manager, the General Manager or RSA Supervisor and alert them to the patrons current or impending state of intoxication.
  • The senior staff person will determine whether or not service should be refused.
  • If service is refused the senior staff person will politely explain to the patron/s that the club cannot legally serve alcohol to the point of intoxication.
  • If in the staffs opinion in the person is intoxicated they will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
  • If a staff member believes that a person who is ordering or being supplied alcohol is under age they will politely request proof of age identification. If the person is under 18 yrs of age or refuses to supply identification, staff will refuse service and request the senior staff to ask the person to leave the club.
  • All incidents should be reported to the Bar Manager, the General Manager or RSA Supervisor or Security who will record them in the incident book.
  • This club does not allow intoxicated persons to enter the club.
  • If a staff member notices a person/s behaviour to become disruptive, violent or inappropriate they will contact the manager or security. If the behaviour is not reduced the senior staff member or security will ask the person/s to leave the premises. If the person refuses, the police will be called and a fineof $550 can be applied..
  • Staff members will discourage person/s who appears to have a blood alcohol limit higher than the legal limit from driving.
  • This club offers a number of services designed to discourage drinking and driving such as calling taxis, overnight parking, holding keys in a safe place.

THIS CLUB SEEKS TO PUBLICISE AND PROMOTE ITS POSITION ON RESPONSIBLE SERVING OF ALCOHOL PRACTICES.

Information for members and their guests.