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The Hawkesbury Racecourse can be located at Clarendon some 40 miles West of Sydney in New South Wales. It boasts the oldest established racing club in Australia, starting in 1832.
  Indeed, there is some evidence that racing took place as early as 1809. The first recorded meeting, however, was on the 15th October 1810 at The Common in Clarendon.

The racecourse shared its facilities with the Hawkesbury Agricultural Show from 1880 through until 1986.

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The principal race is the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup run over 1600 metres in November. A further feature race is the Hawkesbury Guineas.
  In 2007 the Gold Cup was abandoned because of equine flu but returned with a vengeance in 2008, supported by the Listed Share Yalumba Cup. The Gold Cup winner in 2008 was the Glen Colless ridden Nuclear Sky. Trainer Gai Waterhouse won the Cup 3 times between 2003 and 2006. In 2003 Stoaway was successful; in 2005 Wild Queen was victorious; while in 2006 Beauty Watch prevailed.


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