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The village of Gulargambone, on the banks of the Castlereagh River, is located about 390 kilometres (or 490 km by road) west of the state capital Sydney in the Coonamble Shire of New South Wales. The area was inhabited by the Wiradjuri people, and the name of the village comes from the word ‘gillahgambone which means ‘watering place for birds’. The first Europeans to settle in the village arrived in 1883 and today the village has a population of less than 400. However, despite only having a few people to call upon, the village runs its own racecourse, with racing administered by both the Gulargambone Jockey Club and Picnic Race Club. However, in the early days it was the Gulargambone Amateur Race Club which staged the races. On Friday 7th October 1898 the Race Club was registered with the Australian Jockey Club, and by the turn of the century popular meetings were being held, featuring the Gulargambone Handicap. On Friday 8th February 1901 the Handicap was won by Pheasant, beating Euroka and Snip.

Local Patrons Gulargambone Jockey Club, Picnic Race Club, Gulargambone Amateur Race Club
Principal Races Gulargambone Cup, Gulargambone Handicap

The Gulargambone Cup, highlight of the modern day meetings, was staged in the 1930s. By 1930 the Gulargambone Jockey Club was organising the event and the Cup, worth £100 and run over 7 furlongs, was won by Mr Gleeson’s Lenient (4/1) beating One Humbug and Baltic Pine. Six years later the Gulargambone Cup Handicap, worth £20 and a Silver Cup, was won by Mick Duff owned by Mr J Quirk and ridden by Andrews, beating Bellagalak and Clangour.

Today the annual meeting is traditionally held on the last Saturday in September, although of late it has been staged on the second Saturday in October, and features the Gulargambone Cup over 1200 metres.
Recent Gulargambone Cup winners
(A full list of winners is available on request)

2009 Gulargambone Cup ($2,800) over 1200 metres was won by Local Bred (Evens fav) trained by P Whitehead and ridden by Kacie Chater, beating Faux Pas and Collingwood Storm 5 ran
2010 Gulargambone Cup ($3,150) over 1200 metres was won by Gold Sultan (5/2) trained by Mark Milton and ridden by Michael Travers, beating The Bargain and Local Bred 6 ran
2011 Gulargambone Cup ($3,150) over 1200 metres was won by Spectacular Iam (1/2 fav) trained by Kylie Kennedy and ridden by Jeff Kehoe, beating Vigneron and Time Shift 6 ran
2012 Gulargambone Cup ($3,735) over 1200 metres was won by Principia (5/1) trained by Garry Lunn and ridden by Greg Ryan, beating Yorked and Shrewd As 9 ran
2013 Gulargambone Cup ($3,735) over 1200 metres was won by Ten To Zero (5/2) trained by Garry Lunn and ridden by Kody Nestor, beating Groover Girl and Atomic Blaze
2014 Gulargambone Cup ($3,735) over 1200 metres was won by Justafewproblems (14/1) trained by Wayne Collison and ridden by Ken Dunbar, beating Temperate Prince and Spirited Addition
2015 Gulargambone Cup ($3,735) over 1200 metres was won by Arawalk (6/4 fav) trained by Peter Sinclair and ridden by Kody Nestor, beating Budgee Boy and Little Queen 6 ran
2016 Gulargambone Cup was not contested
2017 Gulargambone Cup ($3,620) over 1200 metres was won by Basic Strategy (14/1) trained by Dar Lunn and ridden by Paul Payne, beating Gilded Spirit and Long Lasting 8 ran

Course today The racecourse continues to operate very successfully.
If you have photos, postcards, racecards. badges, newspaper cuttings or book references about the old course, or can provide a photo of how the ground on which the old racecourse stood looks today, then email

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774 former courses

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400 former courses

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140 former courses

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235 former courses

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