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 In 1824 Hamilton Hume and William Hovell saw the Murray river for the first time, the date being 16th November of that year. Their names remain as a significant part of the foundations of the Albury Region, hence the reason for the badge and its inscription.

  It is known that racing took place in this area as early as 1840 at Brown's Paddock.  By 1845 the Albury Silver Cup was awarded for the first time and is thought to be the first trophy ever to have been presented to a horse racing owner in Australia. Today there are 27 race meetings annually at the racecourse. The Albury race meeting was first held at the course on 21st January 1881 and continues to this day.

 

 
The principal races at the track are the Albury Gold Cup and the Wodonga Cup. In 1855 the Albury Jockey Club was formed but only lasted 10 years before folding due to financial difficulties.
  The 2008 Albury Gold Cup was won by Luvuleo ridden by Peter Robl and trained by Graeme Rogerson.

 

 
If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email johnslusar@fsmail.net