International trainer John Meagher guest speaker at October luncheon.

Acclaimed international trainer John Meagher has re-located to Queensland and is ready to resume his fine career from a superb complex on the Gold Coast hinterland.

John, who trained What A Nuisance to win the 1985 Melbourne Cup, ended an 11-year stint in Singapore in 2011 and intends to operate in partnership with his sons, Chris, Paul and Daniel in Queensland. Highly-respected within the industry, Meagher trained almost 600 winners from his Singapore base.

His interview with Bart Sinclair will be a highlight of the Spring-AGM luncheon at Tatts.

Lucky Jack jets to Melbourne for the Cox Plate……..

Bernborough Club member Jack Andersen (top picture with Peter Harney) is off to the Cox Plate after winning the major raffle prize at the annual Stradboke Lunch.

A strong supporter of the club, Jack is a regular at most functions and “cleaned-up” with a trip for two to the Cox Plate which included air fares, two night’s accommodation at the Marriott Hotel, breakfasts, transfers and prime reserved seating at Moonee Valley. The prize, which has become a feature of the Stradbroke eve function, was put together by Peter Harney of Ambassador Travel and is valued at $3000. Peter, who is also a wonderful supporter of the club, donated 50 per cent of the value with the Bernborough Club funding the balance.

Thanks also to member Kerry Woodlock who donated two tickets to the musical “Jersey Boys” (value $300) which featured on an impressive list of 12 raffle prizes.

Another long-time member, Fr Peter Gillam (bottom picture with Bernie Pramberg), won a $250 betting voucher (donated by rails bookmaker Eric Phillips).

All donors of raffle prizes are gratefully acknowleged on the “sponsors” page of the website.