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The racecourse at Strathalbyn is situated in the State of South Australia on Dry Plains Road some 40 miles from Adelaide. The Race Club was founded in 1922.


Less than 12 miles from Strathalbyn is the town of Nairne and the image above shows an early racecard from a meeting held at the town on 18th March 1911.
  The principal race at Strathalbyn is the Strathalbyn Cup, a 2050 metre handicap run each January, and sponsored in 2009 by Finniss Lodge. The latest renewal in 2009 saw Rangeraja claim the $18,500 first prize in the hands of Neilson. It got home by a length and 3/4 from Orme, with Riverscape back in third.

A feature race in November is the Vignerons Cup, a handicap over 1350 metre. In 2008 the first prize of $13,300 was claimed by the favourite Star of the Stalls, trained by Jolly and ridden by Gatt. It prevailed by 1/4 length from Giggling Girl, with Our Indian Rose back in third.

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