CAMPERDOWN and Terang racing clubs were big winners, taking out prestigious awards in front of more than 700 guests at a gala function for the 2017-18 Country Racing Awards in Melbourne on Saturday night.
Officials from Camperdown and Terang were there to accept the presentations.
Camperdown took out the event of the year while Terang won the community club award.
Karen Van Kempen, who is manager of both clubs, said the wins were a great reward for the hard work put in by the committees.
“It was sensational to see both clubs win feature awards in front of their peers,” she said.
“The committees at both clubs do amazing jobs.
“Camperdown has really improved its race day over the past few years.
“They have the right date for their annual race day being the third Saturday in January and now we get big crowds attending.
“Terang helped out raising $7000 for the Terang Country Fire Authority brigade at a charity race day on the back of the bushfires in March.
“Both clubs receive wonderful support from their local communities but the clubs also do a lot for their communities.”
Van Kempen had indicated she would stand down from her managerial role at Terang but club officials have encouraged her to stay in the job for another two years.