King Klaus won his home track on the non-TAB circuit in the middle of last year and those that were not able to be on-course that day were quickly able to view the race online, through the efforts of the Bundaberg Race Club.
“It is really important for our club to be advertising ourselves like that, everyone and everything is online now," Limpus said.
"if you are not on Facebook and Instagram, they will just miss you and they will not be able to come to our events.
“It is also very important for us to get our race replay videos as quick as we can, that way all the connections can see their horses at non-TAB races.
“The more you can get the race club out there, the better.
“The club has picked up; the committee is progressive and they have worked hard to get business and sponsors on board.
“It has become more than just horses really; it is really social.”
Secretary Limpus has been with the club in Bundaberg for almost seven years and was brand new to racing before she took on the role and now says she is passionate about the industry.
The club is going through a transformation that is hoped will bring more trainers to the region as well as improve the standard of racing at Bundaberg.
The Thabeban Park-based club has recently received funding and grants through Racing Queensland and the local council to build more stables and upgrade the racing surface.
“There has been a lot of changes in my time here, we have had a lot of renovations this year, including a track upgrade and new stables being built at the moment,” Limpus said.
“They have been a long time coming, being sand our track needed an upgrade for some time.
“It has had a lot of wear and tear over the years and being a training track, it is used every day too and from a maintenance perspective, that will cut the costs down for the club.
“The course proper will be upgraded and fix the camber in the track, so there will not be as many wash outs because of rain into the future.
“Hopefully with the new stables, that may attract a few more stables to the region, with about 20 more to be built.”
There are six trainers based at Bundaberg in the middle of 202, with Darryl Gardiner the leading stable, which Limpus and the club’s committee hope can increase once the new boxes are ready.
Bundaberg is predominately a non-TAB club for much of the year but usually races one TAB day a year, which was a mid-week Thursday most recently, with the club looking forward to a Saturday TAB day in the first month of next year.
Bundaberg races seven times a racing season at their track.
The club are looking forward to their Bundaberg Gold Cup meeting this Saturday, with their carnival to also host a golf day and Calcutta in the day’s leading into the $15,000 Cup on the Saturday.
The Bundaberg Race Club expect this week’s Cup meeting to be a tourism boon for the region with hundreds set to descend on the country city for the occasion.
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