Last Sunday 19th August, the Victorian Wakeful Club gathered with friends to celebrate a lovely birthday luncheon today at Ciao Cielo in Port Melbourne. The day was filled with beautiful food, wine and company in the historic old Court House.
Ciao Cielo was a very special venue for the Club as the restaurant is owned and run by Kate Dickens, the granddaughter of one of our founding members Mary Martin. Kate’s aunt Marissa spoke of her mother’s involvement in the Racing and Breeding Industry and her love of The Victorian Wakeful Club. Also present was Taige Weir who was the recipient of our Marcus Oldham Bursery. We were lucky enough to have three former Lady of Racing Winners, Helen Cantwell, Leonie Bibby ( Taiges mother) and Cheryl McCarthy, who we also welcomed as a full member.
Also present was the leading female trainer from the past season Wendy Kelly, Wendy had a great season training 21 winners, one at metropolitan level.
A special thanks to all the organisers and to Vee Rowe in particular who made a beautiful birthday cake for everyone to enjoy.