Surveyor?s big win on Grafton Cup
WHEN Andrew and Jan Fletcher went to their first Grafton Cup race meeting 18 years ago, they never dreamed that one day their new business would have the naming rights to Australia's biggest country horse race.
The Grafton surveyor said that when the Clarence River Jockey Club (CRJC) announced the Kensei Club concept in March for sponsorship of the cup race, he jumped at the chance to become part of the history of the Jacaranda City.
"We thought the Kensei Club would be a worthwhile thing to have a crack at," he said.
"It's one of those things; you live in a town for a long time and the Grafton Cup is part of the history of the city."
On Saturday night, the CRJC held the prize draw for the 11 contributors of $3000 to the Kensei Club.
"I was getting pretty excited when there were four names left but we couldn't believe our luck when we were announced as the winner," he said.
Mr and Mrs Fletcher said the race, which will now be known as the A Fletcher Surveyors Grafton Cup, would bring great exposure to the business.
"We get to put our sign up at the winning post for a year which will mean national exposure for the business," he said.
"Now we just have to think about a logo for everything, from advertising to the satin rug that goes over the winning horse."