Local racehorse owner Jarrod Marsden has taken on the role of president of the Cobar Miners Race Club.
Mr Marsden is a member of the Cobar Camels syndicate which owns Kabloom, a popular winner at the Cobar Races this year.
Mr Marsden was elected to the top job at the Cobar Miners Race Club’s annual general meeting on Sunday at the Dalton Park Horse Sports Complex.
He took over the role from outgoing president Tracey Kings, who has served as the club’s President/Secretary for the past two years.
Mrs Kings did not seek re-election for the president’s position on Sunday however said she is keen to remain involved with the club.
Sunday’s meeting was well attended and, in addition to the election of a new treasurer (Kym Miller) and the return of Vince Sikora as vice president and Sharon Harland as publicity officer, 15 people were also elected to the general committee.
As recommended by Racing NSW, members voted at the meeting to review the club’s constitution and that the committee would appoint their secretary, who will be paid an agreed stipend.
At the general meeting that followed, members discussed the high costs of water needed to maintain the course facility and a suggestion was made to investigate a raw water connection.
A number of maintence and race day issues were discussed and plans were made for all matters to be rectified prior to the club’s next race meeting in May.
At the meeting, members also raised concerns with some of the conditions of their trust agreement with council including limited usage of the facility.
It was determined that Mr Marsden and Mrs Kings (who are both Cobar Shire councillors), would examine the club’s trust agreement and speak to relevant council staff who manage the trust.
Mr Marsden said he would also call for a Dalton Park Horse Sports Complex users meeting to be held (the group has not met in some time) so that the members’ concerns could be addressed.