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The New South Wales town of Jerilderie lies on the Newell Highway in the southern Riverina region of the state, some 420 miles south-west of state capital Sydney, although only 28 miles from the Victoria state border. The area was originally inhabited by the Jeithi Aborigines until European settlers arrived and began to develop the town in 1854. Today the town has a population of just over 1,000 inhabitants and enjoys its own racecourse, where the highlight of the racing year, traditionally on the third Saturday in September, is the Jerilderie Gold Cup over 1400 metres. However, early newspaper reports show that the original racecourse was on the north side of the town and had its own grandstand and other outbuildings. Jerilderie Jockey Club was purported to have started in the 1860s, offering a total prize fund, in the early days, of £100. Traditionally there was a 2 day mid-winter meeting and a single day Christmas meeting. Full reported results began to be published in the early 1870s after a committee meeting was held in November 1872 to promote a race meeting on Boxing Day 1872. All business people, with one exception, agreed to subscribe, the one exception being a local publican, who was a racing fan, yet declined to donate. There was considerable concern expressed at the meeting about the state of the old private bridge, because without access to it the townsfolk would face a 2 mile trip to the racecourse.

Local Patrons Jerilderie Jockey Club
Principal Races Jerilderie Cup, Jerilderie Handicap, Publican's Purse

Thursday 26th December 1872
Jerilderie Handicap (15 sovereigns) over 2 miles

1. Sportsman owned by Mr H Collier and ridden by Collier
2. Express owned by Mr S Gorman and ridden by McAllister
Publican’s Purse over 1 mile
1. Zoe owned by Mr W McDougal and ridden by W Higginbottom
2. Pretender owned by Mr Hanlon and ridden by H Collier
3. Princess owned by Mr German

The next year the meeting was staged on Friday 26th December 1873 when the Maiden Plate was won by Mr S Gorman’s Stella, beating Zoe owned by Mr Thomas McDougal. The feature Jerilderie Handicap saw Stella (Mr S Gorman) beat Sylph owned by Mr W McDougal, while the Jerilderie Hurdle went to Mr H Collier’s Sportsman.

It is interesting to note how the principal race changed each decade over a 40 year period.
Thursday 19th July 1900
Coree Handicap over a mile

1. Cavaire (1/2 fav) owned by Mr W F Davies and ridden by Jordan
2. Coree Belle (2/1) owned by Mr A E Hopewell and ridden by A Hyland
3. Turk (2/1) owned by Mr J Evans and ridden by Phillips
Sunday 26th December 1909
Boxing Day Handicap (15 sovereigns) over 1 ¼ miles

1. Raffire owned by Mr J Ryan and ridden by B Hodges
2. Mutiness owned by Mr S King and ridden by T Davies
Thursday 17th November 1920
Hibernian Handicap over 1 mile

1. Genorma owned by Mr L Frost
2. Nurtunga owned by Mr L Frost
Monday 27th January 1930
Jerilderie Handicap (£50) over 1 mile

1. Dorothy Anton (3/1) owned by Mr E Hill and ridden by Rankin
2. Leucopogon (1/2 fav) owned by Mr A P E Tyson and ridden by V Bruce
3. Solo Flight (2/1) owned by Mr Reg McRae and ridden by McNamara
Friday 3rd May 1940
Central Riverina PC Jerilderie Cup

1. Cleeta owned by Mr W S Edgar
2. Melody Queen
3. Friar’s Orphan

Recent Jerilderie Gold Cup winners
(A full list of winners is available on request)

2008 Jerilderie Gold Cup ($6,500) over 1400 metres was won by Turban (7/2) trained by Brett Cavanough and ridden by Brad Clark, beating You Beautiful Doll and Old Songs 9 ran
2009 Jerilderie Gold Cup ($6,500) over 1400 metres was won by Dusty’s Shadow (9/1) trained by Wayne Carroll and ridden by Brad Clark, beating Donilly Lad and Firetime 8 ran
2010 Jerilderie Gold Cup ($6,500) over 1400 metres was won by Lotto Blues (20/1) trained by Kym Healy and ridden by Ms A Beer, beating Zarvista and Making Gold 14 ran
2011 Jerilderie Gold Cup ($6,500) over 1400 metres was won by He’s An Angel (4/1) trained by Brian Cox and ridden by John Kissick, beating Day Out and Eddy Diablo 10 ran
2012 Jerilderie Gold Cup ($8,700) over 1400 metres was won by Produced (10/11 fav) trained by Daryl Archard and ridden by Jye McNeil, beating Chinzia and Royal Express 5 ran
2013 Jerilderie Gold Cup ($8,700) over 1400 metres was won by Chinzia (5/2) trained by Brian Cox and ridden by Michael Travers, beating Quick Descent and From London 7 ran
2014 Jerilderie Gold Cup ($8,645) over 1400 metres was won by Final Jest (11/10 fav) trained by Phil Sweeney and ridden by Brooke Sweeney, beating Leveraction and Emboldened 7 ran
2015 Jerilderie Gold Cup ($8,645) over 1400 metres was won by Heysen (5/1) trained by Wayne Carroll and ridden by Andrew Bloomfield, beating Marchallo and Grand Sai Wan 10 ran
2016 Jerilderie Gold Cup meeting was abandoned
2017 Jerilderie Gold Cup meeting was abandoned after 3 races

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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