Changes afoot on racing boards
By GRAHAME TIMBRELL
CHANGES are due to be made to the committees of the Lismore Turf Club and Ballina Jockey Club with the retirement of two long-time directors.
Jack Riordan, who has served on the board of Lismore Turf Club for 23 years and was chairman for eight years, is not seeking re-election.
And Snow Bryant, who served for 24 years on the Ballina Jockey Club committee, is also stepping down.
Riordan had considerable success as an owner, racing a horse called Wiley Post with solicitor Alister Somerville which won a Gosford Classic.
He also raced Timeless Gem, which won five races in Brisbane.
Bryant raced several horses but his only winner was a horse called Pelishan, which he raced with Bill Lofts. It won one race, then broke down.
He also raced a horse called Born To Gallop, which failed to live up to its name.
"It was the slowest horse they ever put a bridle on," Bryant said.
The rest of the Lismore committee is seeking re-election, along with new nominees Peter Warren, Kim Keane and Cherryl Ryan.
The result of that ballot will be revealed at the club's annual general meeting on November 23.
The remainder of the Ballina committee is also seeking re-election along with new nominees Stan Hayes, Malcolm Hamblin and Keith Morrow.
The result of that ballot will be announced at the annual general meeting on November 13.