As you will have seen across our social media platforms, the Committee of SAJR made a detailed submission to the Board of Racing SA relating to the future of jumps racing in SA.
In it, we requested that the Board of Racing SA urgently reconsider its decision announced on 1 October not to program jumps races in SA in 2022.
The Committee of SAJR also requested a meeting with the Board at the earliest possible opportunity.
We were not given the opportunity to meet with the Board and the detail of our submission did not influence the Board to reverse its decision.
SAJR Members may find the information in this submission of use in your own correspondence with the Racing SA Board and the Committee of Oakbank Racing Club. You can download a copy of the submission here.
Write to the Board today!
It is also important to ensure that Members of the Racing SA Board and management are aware of the swell of public opinion opposing this decision.
Therefore, if you haven’t already done so, please email members of the Board to express your support for continuing jumps racing in SA.
Rob Rorrison (Chairman) email@example.com
Brett Dixon (Deputy Chairman) firstname.lastname@example.org
Cos Cardone email@example.com
Grant Harrison firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Watts email@example.com
Matt Lloyde firstname.lastname@example.org
Timothy Stokes email@example.com
You should also email members of the Racing SA Racing Department
Nick Redin (CEO) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Bawden email@example.com
Vaughan Lynch firstname.lastname@example.org
John Cornell email@example.com
Rhett Cook firstname.lastname@example.org
Maxine Green (Assistant to CEO) email@example.com
Also make sure that you email Oakbank Racing Club to express your displeasure at their role in this decision: firstname.lastname@example.org
SA jumps racing facts and figures
On the SAJR website, we have posted statistics for previous jumping seasons, and are in the process of updating this. These stats are important because the Racing SA decision would appear to be based in misinformation and inaccurate data, so the better prepared we are, the more effective our lobbying can be.