Approached via the Glenelg Highway or Hamilton Highway, the Hamilton Racecourse can be found some 185 miles West of Melbourne in Victoria.
  The town can boast racing history dating back to 1844 when the Hamilton Turf Club organised the inaugural meeting on 17th March of that year.


By the 1850s two day meetings were organised in December, although interest then began to wane. The Turf Club were replaced by the Western Racing Club in the mid-1860s and racing moved to its current site on Cavendish Road.
  It was in 1883 that the present day Hamilton Racing Club was formed and organised their first meeting in April 1884.The programme included the first running of the Hamilton Cup and it has been run ever since.


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