The NSW GBOTA Bathurst Track was recognised in the Carillon Business Awards conducted at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre recently.
The Club, which was nominated in the Tourism division claimed top honours, with the NSW GBOTA Bathurst Club recognised for its continued growth in bringing participants and spectators to the Central West town.
First conducted in 1985, the annual awards night recognises the work of organisations and employees, with 16 presentations made including Best New Business, Excellence in Community Service and Business of the Year.
Bathurst Racing Operations Manager, Craig Townsend, said the Tourism category win was a fantastic acknowledgment for the racing community, Bathurst staff and particularly volunteers who are critical to the week to week operations.
“It is great to receive an award like this and know that our work is being noticed, and that the committee recognised our contribution to upholding the high community image Bathurst has” Townsend said.
“We rely heavily on the work of volunteers and dedicated staff and our growth is due to the tireless hours each member puts in.”
NSW GBOTA Executive Officer, Brenton Scott, congratulated the Bathurst team which over the past ten years has been dedicated to the growth of the business.
“The Bathurst operations have come a long way since the acquirement of the facility by the NSW GBOTA,” Scott said.
“The NSW GBOTA always believed there was a strong role for high calibre racing venue in the Central West and this is why the Association worked to merge the Bathurst and Orange operations, established TAB racing at Bathurst, and contributed substantially to the SKY/TAB progression of Dubbo.
Mr Scott said that the upgrade of the Bathurst track and progression from 26 TAB meetings to now being full TAB coverage across a combination of TAB B and C category meetings as well as the forth coming lure upgrade were all indicators of ongoing progress at Bathurst.
“The award, no doubt, tops it off for the staff, participants and volunteers.
“All involved deserve the congratulations and recognition they have received,” said Mr Scott.