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Horse Racing Organisations in Australia - Australian Jockey Club, Melbourne Racing Club, Victoria Racing Club, Australian Racing Board (Paperback) Loot Price: R193
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Horse Racing Organisations in Australia - Australian Jockey Club, Melbourne Racing Club, Victoria Racing Club, Australian...

Horse Racing Organisations in Australia - Australian Jockey Club, Melbourne Racing Club, Victoria Racing Club, Australian Racing Board (Paperback)

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Chapters: Australian Jockey Club, Melbourne Racing Club, Victoria Racing Club, Australian Racing Board, South Australian Jockey Club, Moonee Valley Racing Club, Racing Victoria Limited, Racing and Wagering Western Australia, Sydney Turf Club, Queensland Turf Club, Port Adelaide Racing Club. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 30. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Australian Jockey Club (AJC) was founded in January 1842. It morphed from the former Australian Racing Committee set up in May 1840 to set the standards for racing in the colony. Races were held at the newly established Homebush Course which was headquarters of NSW racing until 1860. It is considered the senior racing club in Australia and was responsible for founding the Australian Stud Book, which it still oversees today. The club also, in conjunction with the Victoria Racing Club, formulated the Rules of Racing that are followed by all Australian race clubs. Two courses are operated by the club being Randwick and Warwick Farm in Sydney. Archival information is available from visiting the Australian Jockey Club Racing Museum in Randwick. Information is available in the form of photographs, journals, books and newspapers. Some of the major races staged today by the AJC include the Sydney Cup, AJC Derby, Epsom Handicap, Doncaster Handicap, The Galaxy, All Aged Stakes and the Chipping Norton Stakes. The AJC Easter Carnival is the 2nd major part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Traditionally the carnival begins on Easter Saturday and contained up to four days of racing over a three week period. In 2008 the carnival was delayed by four weeks due to the 2007 Australian equine influenza outbreak. Between 2004 and 2007, the carnival had been held over four days in the one week in an attempt to emulate the success of the VR...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=431445

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-15627-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-157-15627-4
Barcode: 9781157156277

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