The country racecourse of Sale is located at Sale in the State of Victoria off the Princes Highway and some 140 miles West of the City of Melbourne.
  The course has a long history with the first recorded race being a match in 1842, as was popular in the early days, between Clifton and Taffy. It was to be Taffy who was to gain the honours for owner William Pearson.

The present day course is situated at Greenwattle and it first witnessed racing in 1848.

Controversy surrounded a match between Telegram and King of Fiddlers in 1856. The horses had already completed two circuits of the 2004 course and were on their final circuit when a member of the crowd mounted another horse, joined the race and caused the horses to collide. Records fail to indicate what the final judgement was.
  The principal race is the Eastcoast Plumbtec Sale Cup held each October. In the latest renewal, held on Monday 27th October 2008, it was won by Electromotive, trained by Lee Freedman, winning from Gold Salute and Rockpecker.


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