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The New South Wales village of Tabulum, on the Bruxner Highway, is located some 800 kilometres from Sydney. Despite having a population of less than 500 residents it organises a very successful Spring Racing Carnival each year, capturing people’s interest by staging it around the time of the Melbourne Cup. The racecourse is situated just 1 kilometre to the south of the village, with racing administered by the Tabulam Jockey Club, the principal race being the Tabulam Cup over 2200 metres.

Local Patrons Tabulam Race Club

In the early part of the 20th century the Tabulam Race Club organised what it termed ‘grass-fed- races. The main races on the card were the Sandilands Stakes over 6 furlongs, the President’s Gift over a mile and the Publican’s Gift over 7 furlongs. Results from the 1913 and 1915 meetings are shown below, after which the meeting ceased.
Saturday 11th October 1913
Sandilands Stakes (6 furlongs)

Amatrix (Evens fav) ridden by H H Barnes
President’s Gift (1 mile)
Amatrix (4/6 fav) ridden by H H Barnes
Publican’s Gift (7 furlongs)
Syllable (2/1) owned by Mr W H Ralston and ridden by Bloomfield

Saturday 10th April 1915
Sandilands Stakes (6 furlongs) was won by Master Frank (10/1)
President’s Gift (1 mile) was won by Sildrake by a head
Publican’s Gift (7 furlongs) was won by Lord Kenley by a head

The meeting was revived after more than a decade when the 1926 meeting staged the Tabulam Cup over 7 furlongs. It was won by Mareeva (4/1) ridden by M Monahan, beating King Una and Beseige.

Course today The meeting continues to enjoy tremendous success.
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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