CLUB PROFILE: MASHONALAND TURF CLUB
1 The Club is called “THE MASHONALAND TURF CLUB and was founded in 1892.
2. The Head Office of the Club is situated at Borrowdale Park Race Course, Borrowdale Harare Zimbabwe
OBJECT OF THE CLUB:
3 (a) To foster, encourage and advance the sport of Horse Racing.
(b) To promote and obtain honourable practice in Horse Racing.
(c) To improve and promote the breeding of thoroughbred horses in Southern Africa.
(d) To hold, promote and arrange race meetings, gymkhanas and such other functions as may be conducive to the aforesaid objects.
(e) To admit the Public to such race meetings, gymkhanas and/or other functions and to charge an admission fee or other dues thereof.
(f) To provide on the Club’s premises and at such other places as may seem desirable in the interest of Club members, social amenities for the use and enjoyment of members and of visitors.
(g) To carry out the business of Race Course Proprietors in all its branches and in particular, to lay out and prepare any land for the training of horses and for the running of horse races or steeplechases and to construct grand or other stands, booths, stabling for horses, paddocks, refreshment rooms and such other erections, buildings and conveniences, whether of a permanent or temporary nature, which may seem directly or indirectly conducive to the Club’s objects.
(h) To invest and deal with the monies of the Club not immediately required, upon such securities and in such manner as may from time to time be determined.
(i) To borrow, raise or secure the payment of money, and in particular, by the issue of debenture or debenture stock, perpetual or otherwise, charged upon all or any of the Club’s property both present and future.
(j) To sell, improve, manage, exchange, lease, mortgage, dispose of, turn to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the property, whether movable or immovable, and the rights of the Club, but so that the amounts realised and the profits (if any) shall be applied in promoting the objects of the Club.
(k) To purchase, take on lease, or otherwise acquire any land and/or buildings and any movable property considered necessary or convenient for the purposes of the Club.
(l) To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.