Maitland Cup Day: A Triumphant Celebration

The Maitland Rugby Union Club embraced its annual end-of-season race day in grand style on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at the prestigious Newcastle Racecourse. This remarkable occasion not only marked the thrilling culmination of the Maitland Cup Race but also symbolized the triumphant conclusion of the rugby season for the “Blacks,” who secured a resounding victory in this year’s grand final. The win was a monumental achievement, as it signified the club’s first premiership since 1999, setting off jubilant celebrations that reverberated throughout the Maitland community and beyond.

The day’s festivities were highlighted by the presentation of the Maitland Cup proudly presented by Maitland Rugby Club President, Pat Howard. This event underscored the enduring bond between Maitland Rugby and the Newcastle Racecourse, a venue dedicated to supporting the local community.

Duane Dowell, the CEO of the Newcastle Racecourse, expressed enthusiasm for the celebration, stating, “Newcastle Racecourse takes immense pride in supporting our region, and there is no better place to celebrate than amidst the thrill of the races. Our hearty congratulations go out to the Maitland Blacks for their exceptional season, and we eagerly anticipate the excitement that the next year holds.”

The Maitland Rugby Club’s annual race day stands as a testament to the club’s enduring spirit and the unwavering connection with the local community. Contact Newcastle Racecourse to find out more about Sponsored Race Day Partnerships and Fundraisers.


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