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Records show that racing first took place at Cootamundra, about 4 kilometres form the town of the same name, in 1870 and were run by the Southern Districts Race Club.

 

  The first grandstand was built in 1915 and such is its elegance and importance that it still remains in place today.

 

 
The track regularly attracts horses of the highest class as witnessed by the fact that in 1980 the Cootamundra Cup was won by Just a Dash who was victorious in the Melbourne Cup of 1981.

 

  Further evidence of the success of the course in attracting high calibre horses was that the Cootamundra Cup of 1982 was won by Forward Charge who went on to win the Classic South Australian St Leger.

 

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