Tattersalls Breeders Stakes
is a race for 2-year-old horses only, with £200,000 in prize money.
The distance is 6 furlongs. There cannot be more than 30 runners.
Horses would nearly have to be declared straight after birth at
a cost of £400. The later they leave it the more it costs.
1st Prize is £98,000, 2nd prize is £40,000, 3rd prize is £25,000,
4th is £15,000, 5th prize is £6,000 while 6th is £4,000. The prizes
for 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th places are each £2,500.
The winner this year was Bella Chica who was trained by J. A.
GLOVER from Britain at odds of 12/1. The jockey was Francis Berry
from Kildare. The winning jockey usually gets 10% of the prize
There were 29 runners this year and the race was run on the 25th
This is just one of 18 meetings on the Curragh at present but
soon there will be more as the Leopardstown Racetrack is being
sold in the near future.
The big races which are currently run at Leopardstown are moving
to The Curragh, some of which are worth a lot of money.
would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Michael, Declan,
Barry & Pierce who have been involved in our Supported Employment
Project. Their contribution has been a huge success over the past
few weeks. We feel this success has been due to the support of
our local employers and their staff. We would like to take this
opportunity to thank them.
Our Employment Social is a vital element of our Employment Programme.
The success of our Employment Dinner, which was held on Friday
was mainly due to the support and organising skill of our Social
Committee. Thanks to all who attended and helped the night to
be successful members, staff, employers and friends.
will look forward to our next social.
July and August were great months for Socials. There were many
excursions to the Curragh Races, attended mainly by Martin who
lost money instead of winning. The Turf Club to whom we are very
grateful provided these tickets.
We also attended the Coffee Morning at Tus Nua, the Resource Centre,
which like always put on a great day. There was a stand for shrubs/flowers,
which appeared to do a great trade, pottery and art work in the
art room which showed the talents of all and to finish the day
a cup of tea/coffee with beautiful pastries and a chat with staff
and trainees present.
never leave a month without a trip to Swifts Restaurant which
provided a great meal as always and Michael got a chance to sit
at the other side of the table this time and be served. Michael
as you all know is now working as a commis chef in Swifts and
within the next short time hopes to manage it!!
Finally, as you would have read in the Employment Section, we
had a fantastic Employment Dinner attended by all and some. Food
as always was excellent, thanks to Mary and Michael, wash up by
many present and entertainment by Mr. Entertainment himself, Richie.
Suggestions for the next two months are now gratefully received.
Your sure to see us around.
then there were three…
Yes folks, after fifty odd Matches in this years' All Ireland
series only three teams remain. One of these, Galway, has already
secured their place in the final and await the winners of the
other semi final, the mouth-watering clash between Kerry and Meath.
Of the four teams that made up this years semi finals, only two,
Kerry and Meath are unbeaten and are winners of their respective
provinces. The other two, Galway and Derry came through what is
now known as the back door.
first Semi-Final has just finished as I write, where Galway, despite
only playing in snatches, overwhelmed Derry in the final quarter
to win by 3 points. Derry looked to have the game wrapped up when
leading by 5 points midway through the second half, but were blitzed
by Galway after that.
have been no real developments in the catering unit since the
last issue. The same members continue to work away in the unit
and we all say a big thank you to Martin for all the shopping
he does for us, without ever complaining. Oh, by the way, our
junior chef has got himself into Supported Employment in the restaurant
business and he is doing very well indeed. Well done Michael and
come back to us on your days off.
All members were very busy the end of August preparing for the
Employment Dinner which was held in Platinum Clubhouse at 7pm.
There was 26 people catered for and all who attended enjoyed it.
This is the time of year for all Fresh Fruit. So sit back and
enjoy it and try our apple tart recipe on page 7.
Health Promotion Day 06th October 2001.
the last two months we have been involved in organising our Mental
Health Promotion Day in Newbridge Shopping Centre on the 06th
October next. This is all part of our programme from the local
branch of the Mental Health Association for the current year and
of course to mark World Mental Health Day on the 10th October
Our main aim is to help remove the stigma of Mental Illness through
education. To date I have worked with Angela, Francis and Catherine
organising leaflets, confectionary, balloons, badges, face painters
and volunteers for the day. It is a lot of hard work but very
This is the first time I have been involved in anything like this
and was very daunting but everyone has been great and has helped
me a lot. We would like to thank Wilton Candy Newbridge for all
their sweets and bars.
We welcome everyone to our Mental Health Day from 10am to 6pm.
If you are interested in volunteering some of your time during
those hours, to hand out leaflets and talk to the public about
positive mental health, ring us at the Clubhouse (045 433229).
Looking forward to meeting you all then.
Seamus, Cath & Mary
Jokes / Gags
Outside the staff room of a famous university,
there is a row of hooks on the wall. Above these hooks is a sign
"For Professors Only"
Underneath a student had scribbled:
"May also be used for hats and coats"
A man applied for a job as a prison officer. During the interview
process, the governor put it to the applicant that there are some
tough guys here, so how do you think you could handle them? No
problem replied the applicant, sure if they don't behave themselves,
then out they go.
to all our new Members:
Kathy, David, Eileen, Bernie, Peter, Michael, Eamonn, Curt, Fred
Member (attendance) of the Month:
Michael (July) & Martin (August)
Well wishes to:
all the Members who are unwell, at home or in hospital.
Birthday Wishes to:
Dominic, James, Jerry, Stephen W., Cathy, Nuala, Annette B., David,
Catherine, Michael B., Martyn ,Marguerite, Robert, Tim, Eileen,
Seamus, George, Ray, Aidan, Michael Mc D., Robert R. & Paula all
of whom have birthdays in August or September.
views, opinions and beliefs expressed in this newsletter are not
necessarily the views of Platinum Clubhouse. Any articles, items
or pictures in this newsletter may only be reproduced following
permission from Platinum Clubhouse.
M., Breda, Ray, Seamus, Patricia, Pierce, Tom W., Mary, Catherine,
Peter, Martin Editorial Team: Tom W., Catherine, Patricia.