4 Chairman’s Welcome CHAIRMAN’S WELCOME – GDSC RAMORNIE HANDICAP 2023 Hello One and All and welcome to what will be a great day of racing with the famous Grafton District Services Club 2023 Listed RAMORNIE HANDICAP 1200m. The Race has again attracted a high-class field of sprinters for the $200,000 event. I thank the Board of Directors of GDSC along with all trainers and owners for again supporting today’s race and I wish them all the best. I hope all patrons have a most enjoyable day and find a winner or two along the way. Last night we had a great Calcutta at the GDSC, and I wish those who were successful in drawing or buying horses all the best of luck. We will hold another Calcutta on the Grafton Cup at the GDSC tonight prior to the State of Origin so everyone is invited back there to join in the fun. So, come along have dinner in the great restaurant and try your luck in the Calcutta. You can also stay on to watch the third State of Origin, if you are still interested? Today we will also witness the running of some excellent support races in the Tursa Employment & Training Grafton Guineas 1600m, Grafton Taxis Handicap, Group 1 Horse Feeds Plate, Fidelity Capital Handicap, Crown Hotel Motel Plate, Winning Edge Presentations Handicap and our new sponsors Newing Racing & SJ Racing Handicap. Thank you to each and every sponsor for your excellent support. If you are not heading to the GDSC until a bit later, you are most welcome to join us in the Members bar after the last for pre-State of Origin drinks and a catch up with friends and members. Have a great day. Kind regards. Graeme Green Chairman of the Board.