IEU Race Day rides again

It was good to see the ‘Return of the IEU Race Day’ after a gap of four years. Originally set down for Canterbury, it was transferred to Rosehill Gardens by Racing NSW. Our members, guests and sponsors were not deterred; in fact it encouraged more!

There were our regular school race goers together with some newcomers from various schools, two guests even came from Limerick in Ireland!

IEU Members Cup was the highlight of the Spring Racing Carnival and was won by Niccolance, on the saddle was Blake Shinn. Other highlights were the IEU Fashions on the Field and the Think Pink group photo in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Members, sponsors and guests basked in the afternoon sunshine on the lawns with the thrill of the thundering hooves sprinting to the finish line just metres away.

All happily settled into the comfortable surrounds of the Grandstand, enjoying a delicious three course meal with drinks supplied. The direct public transport options to the track, free parking and Wi-Fi, plus every second of the racing action captured on the largest super screen in the southern hemisphere made the day so easy and pleasurable.

Our thanks go to our sponsors and member benefits organisations: Teachers Health Fund, NGS Super, NEWLaw, Chifley Financial Services, Gow Gates Insurances and Belmadar, the proud builders of both the Union’s Ultimo and Parramatta offices.

We hope to see members and their families back again for IEU Race Day 2017, held on the first Wednesday of Term 3 school holidays. Whether at Canterbury or Rosehill Gardens, it’s a fun filled day for the Union and members.

Best dressed female

Patricia BrexSt Joachim’s Primary Lidcombe
“IEU Race Day at Rosehill Gardens was a beautiful day to catch up with colleagues and friends. I’ve been a member of the Union for a year now and it’s wonderful that they offer holiday festivities like the IEU Race Day.
It was filled with laughs, great food and bubbles.”

Best dressed male

Brendan McCann
Retired teacher
“Being retired but previous member of the IEU, I’m delighted to have been actively involved in the Union movement that works so hard for all members in independent and non government schools. It’s so important today for all teachers to be part of the IEU and it’s work. Congratulations to all involved in the annual Race Day at Rosehill.”
Helen Gregory
IEU Race Day Coordinator