Thousands of spectators donned their best spring racing attire for the inaugural Fernhill Picnic Race Day at Mulgoa Valley earlier this month.
Home to the historic Fernhill Estate, the picturesque site was open to the public for an ‘old fashioned’ day of racing in an upmarket picnic environment for the first time this year.
Angas Securities was proud to be among a stellar array of sponsors for the event, highlighting its long association with Fernhill and the revitalisation of the 1850 acre property which has strong historic ties to horse racing and equestrian events.
Simon and Brenda Tripp have spent almost $2 million on the estate and to bring the Fernhill track up to racing specifications under the licence of the Hawkesbury Race Club and Racing NSW.
“Angas Securities is proud of its long association with Fernhill and congratulates the Tripp family on its vision and approach to rebuilding a great estate to its former glory,” Angas Securities Executive Chairman Andrew Luckhurst-Smith said.
“Our Sydney office works closely with investors across NSW and our capability can be measured by successful outcomes such as the revitalisation of Fernhill.”
The race day featured six picnic races, including the $25,000 Fernhill Cup, run on the estate’s 2400m grass track. 2GB’s Ray Hadley called the card and punters took the plunge as bookmakers did a roaring trade at the picturesque country course.
Built in the early 19th century and steeped in tradition, Fernhill has a strong connection with horse racing fame which dates back to Melbourne Cup winners Chester (1877) and Grand Flaneur (1880).
Created from stone quarried within the estate, the sandstone mansion at Fernhill is now the focus of numerous events including formal functions, weddings and private parties.
For further information: Visit www.fernhillestate.net.au