Geelong_1980.JPG (7821 bytes) GEELONG RACECOURSE  
The Geelong Racecourse is on the outskirts of Geelong about 48 miles South West of Melbourne in Victoria.
  The area has witnessed racing since 1841, with the first recorded meeting taking place in May of that year. The Geelong Turf Club was formed in 1843 and administered very successful meetings at the racecourse for the next 20 years. Steeplechase races were organised at the course, with Rob Roy winning the Town Plate, a flat race over 2 miles in 1844 and then going on to contest a hurdle race over 10 jumps the very next day. However, by 1863 the Club split up.


Racing ceased in the area, but within 2 years the Club had reformed and racing returned in 1865. It was on the 21st March of that year that racing was relaunched.
  The principal race at the course is the Geelong Cup contested each October, and the club welcomes very large crowds and can boast 3 grandstands.


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