|BROKEN HILL RACECOURSE|
|The country racecourse at Broken Hill can be found in New South Wales some 740 miles West of Sydney and just 4 miles North of the City of Broken Hill. A famous incident took place at the track at the 2 day 1908 meeting when the bookmakers decided to go on strike rather than pay an increased licence fee. The management reacted by forming a 'tote' and by bringing in amateur bookmakers. Fortunately results went against punters and the amatuer bookies made a killing. The usual 'striking' bookmakers requested attendance at the second day of the meet but their request was turned down.|
|Each Easter the St Patricks Race Club organise their annual race meeting at the track. The Club was formed in 1965 by John Toms, a local trainer. Their inaugural meeting was held on Saturday 19th March 1966.|
|The Principal race at the track is the Silver
City Cup run each October since 1997. The Silver City Race Club was formed in 1931 and a
badge from the club is shown below.
|In February 2009 the racecourse suffered a
setback when thieves stole $20,000 worth of equipment from the Grandstand, putting in
jeopardy the next meeting.
|If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email firstname.lastname@example.org|