It was as early as 1810 that racing took place at Parramatta when, on 5th April, a match was organised between Parramatta and Belfast. Parramatta managed to gain the upper hand over his rival.
  Further meetings took place at the course for the next 3 years and by 1828 the Australian Racing and Jockey Club decided to make Parramatta their base. They staged their first meeting in October of that year. Indeed, that first meeting was organised in part by Henry John Row who later returned to England to become one of the major forces at the forefront of the development of racing in England.  


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