Newcastle JC 1973.JPG (8815 bytes) BROADMEADOWS RACECOURSE  
The Broadmeadows Racecourse is located in Newcastle and is administered by the Newcastle Jockey Club. The area first witnessed racing as early as 1848, normally matches, with the first recorded meeting taking place at Wallaby Flat.
  To formalise racing the Newcastle Jockey Club was formed in 1901. Its principal race, the Newcastle Gold Cup, is contested over 2300 metres at the 2 day Spring Carnival held each September. It was first run in 1906. The latest renewal, in 2008, was won by the George Cloros owned Bianca. She defeated Keepin' The Dream by 1 3/4 lengths.  
Although racing takes place for over 25 days annually, the main meeting is held on Boxing Day and attracts crowds in excess of 16,000.
  Further high quality races are the Patinack Farm Tibbie Stakes over 1400 metres and confined to mares and fillies, the Spring Country Cup over 1200 metres, and the Broadmeadow Mile.


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