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History of Toowoomba Racecourse

The Toowoomba Racecourse has a very rich tradition and storied history, and its roots run deep in the local community. It was originally called the Clifford Park Racecourse and was acquired in 1861. The racecourse itself has seen many changes over the years, as The Darling Downs Jockey Club conducted the first meeting there on 6 March 1862, when it was known as Drayton and Toowoomba Racecourse. It is currently the permanent home to the Toowoomba Turf Club and has been for over a century, and the club held its first meeting there on June 3&4 1882. Continue reading

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