Riverina recognised at Racing NSW Country Awards

Riverina recognised at Racing NSW Country Awards

Riverina regional sport continues to lead the State, according to Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack.

"The fact that two major horse racing awards have come to Riverina again proves the excellence of administration and quality of participation in sport by this area," Mr McCormack said.

Well-known Gundagai local racing identity, Sandy Tait, of Gobarralong, was named New South Wales Country Owner/Breeder of the year at the annual Racing NSW Country Awards for Excellence Dinner held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney on Friday.

At the same gala event Murrumbidgee Turf Club received the Premier Country race Club Award.

"This award especially recognises the fine leadership of MTC President Stuart Lamont and his dedicated Board of Directors and also the diligence of Chief Executive Officer Christine Williams and her hard working staff," Mr McCormack said.

Mr McCormack also praised Gordon Lindley of Gundagai, who has stepped down as Racing NSW Country Chairman after four years at the helm.

"Gordon has shown tremendous leadership during his time at the top - a time which has presented many challenges to country racing," Mr McCormack said. "Gordon has always put Riverina racing to the forefront."

Cristy Houghton