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How many race tracks have forum members been to? (To attend a race meeting).

I can count 34 different tracks:

Vic 3: Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley
Tas 3: Elwick, Mowbray, Spreyton
WA 1: Belmont
NSW 25: Randwick, Warwick Farm, Wyong, Newcastle, Cessnock, Scone, Muswellbrook, Gundagai, Tumut, Narrandera, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Albury, Holbrook, Wagga, Cootamundra, Goulburn, Taree, Port Maquarie, Tuncurry, Kempsey, Bowraville, Grafton, Trangie
Europe 2: Chantilly, Epsom.

Have been to a few other tracks and training centres but not on raceday.
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think i can agree with all the NSW ones.  Except for Narrandera Griffith and Hay.  Not been there .
Done all 3 Melb ones.  
  Add on Coonabarabran,, Tamworth,  Quirindi,   Walcha,  Gosford,  Queanbyean ,  Canberra,  Mudgee,  Gulgong,  Tabbill Creek,  Merriwa,  Coffs Harbour,  Grafton,  Canterbury,  Dubbo,  Orange,   Bathurst , Armidale,   Louth,   Bong Bong,   Narromine,  Nowra, 
Gold Coast, Sapphire Coast.  Eagle Farm.
Royal Ascot.  Chantilly.  Lexington.  Louisville.   Newmarket.  Huntingdon.  Curragh.  Naas.
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Originally posted by lotto7 lotto7 wrote:

How many race tracks have forum members been to? (To attend a race meeting).

I can count 34 different tracks:

Vic 3: Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley
Tas 3: Elwick, Mowbray, Spreyton
WA 1: Belmont
NSW 25: Randwick, Warwick Farm, Wyong, Newcastle, Cessnock, Scone, Muswellbrook, Gundagai, Tumut, Narrandera, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Albury, Holbrook, Wagga, Cootamundra, Goulburn, Taree, Port Maquarie, Tuncurry, Kempsey, Bowraville, Grafton, Trangie
Europe 2: Chantilly, Epsom.

Have been to a few other tracks and training centres but not on raceday.


Make that 36 as I forgot Kembla Grange and Nowra. May be easier AA for you to list the NSW tracks you have NOT been to.
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Originally posted by lotto7 lotto7 wrote:

Originally posted by lotto7 lotto7 wrote:

How many race tracks have forum members been to? (To attend a race meeting).

I can count 34 different tracks:

Vic 3: Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley
Tas 3: Elwick, Mowbray, Spreyton
WA 1: Belmont
NSW 25: Randwick, Warwick Farm, Wyong, Newcastle, Cessnock, Scone, Muswellbrook, Gundagai, Tumut, Narrandera, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Albury, Holbrook, Wagga, Cootamundra, Goulburn, Taree, Port Maquarie, Tuncurry, Kempsey, Bowraville, Grafton, Trangie
Europe 2: Chantilly, Epsom.

Have been to a few other tracks and training centres but not on raceday.


Make that 36 as I forgot Kembla Grange and Nowra. May be easier AA for you to list the NSW tracks you have NOT been to.


Forgot another one now in Ballina making it 37. Can remember the day as Jubilee Walk raced in Sydney and was a beaten favourite.
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Might have missed a couple, however:
 

Victoria (31):

 

Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley, Sandown, Alexander, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Benalla, Bendigo, Casterton, Coleraine, Cranbourne, Echuca, Geelong, Tatura, Hamilton, Kilmore, Kyneton, Mansfield, Mornington, Pakenham, Sale, Seymour, Stoney Creek, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Warrnambool, Werribee, Wodonga, Yarra Glen.

 

NSW/ACT (25)

 

Randwick, Rosehill, Warwick Farm, Albury, Bega, Berrigan, Canberra, Corowa, Cowra, Goulburn, Gulgong, Gundagai, Jerilderie, Kembla Grange, Moruya, Mudgee, Pambula, Parkes, Queanbeyan, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Wagga, Wellington, Yass.

 

South Australia (3)

 

Morphettville, Cheltenham, Hawker.

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A few more I forgot.
Belmont ( WA ) .  Kalgoorlie  ( Spelling ?? )   Longchamp. ( Altho not to the races just to tour it ) .   Fannie Bay.   Lone Star Park ( Texas ).   Adaminaby.   Cooma.   Kembla Grange.   The old track at Moruya. Nashville ( altho its not called that and I cant remember its name , its like a one off picnic meeting.) 

One place I have always wanted to go is the Ebor meeting at York.  One day maybe.



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Originally posted by lotto7 lotto7 wrote:

How many race tracks have forum members been to? (To attend a race meeting).

I can count 34 different tracks:

Vic 3: Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley
Tas 3: Elwick, Mowbray, Spreyton
WA 1: Belmont
NSW 25: Randwick, Warwick Farm, Wyong, Newcastle, Cessnock, Scone, Muswellbrook, Gundagai, Tumut, Narrandera, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Albury, Holbrook, Wagga, Cootamundra, Goulburn, Taree, Port Maquarie, Tuncurry, Kempsey, Bowraville, Grafton, Trangie
Europe 2: Chantilly, Epsom.

Have been to a few other tracks and training centres but not on raceday.

Bowraville LOL Now there is one short straight hey !!
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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Might have missed a couple, however:
 

Victoria (31):

 

Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley, Sandown, Alexander, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Benalla, Bendigo, Casterton, Coleraine, Cranbourne, Echuca, Geelong, Tatura, Hamilton, Kilmore, Kyneton, Mansfield, Mornington, Pakenham, Sale, Seymour, Stoney Creek, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Warrnambool, Werribee, Wodonga, Yarra Glen.

 

NSW/ACT (25)

 

Randwick, Rosehill, Warwick Farm, Albury, Bega, Berrigan, Canberra, Corowa, Cowra, Goulburn, Gulgong, Gundagai, Jerilderie, Kembla Grange, Moruya, Mudgee, Pambula, Parkes, Queanbeyan, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Wagga, Wellington, Yass.

 

South Australia (3)

 

Morphettville, Cheltenham, Hawker.



Would have loved to get to a meeting at Tumbarumba. Was told a story a couple of years back of a Cup meeting in the 70's when the wrong stable runner was leading but the jockeys sorted it out when they disappeared out of sight down the dip and all was right when they came back into view. LOL. It was the jockey who told me this so don't doubt the authenticity. Tumut is a great meeting on Boxing Day under the trees although it has been many years since I have been to a meeting there. Hard to go past Chantilly as one of the most scenic tracks I have been to. Absolutely breathtaking.
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

Originally posted by lotto7 lotto7 wrote:

How many race tracks have forum members been to? (To attend a race meeting).

I can count 34 different tracks:

Vic 3: Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley
Tas 3: Elwick, Mowbray, Spreyton
WA 1: Belmont
NSW 25: Randwick, Warwick Farm, Wyong, Newcastle, Cessnock, Scone, Muswellbrook, Gundagai, Tumut, Narrandera, Griffith, Hay, Leeton, Albury, Holbrook, Wagga, Cootamundra, Goulburn, Taree, Port Maquarie, Tuncurry, Kempsey, Bowraville, Grafton, Trangie
Europe 2: Chantilly, Epsom.

Have been to a few other tracks and training centres but not on raceday.

Bowraville LOL Now there is one short straight hey !!


Certainly is AA. You don't want to be too far off the pace when they turn for home.
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Oh, and dont forget Wallabadah on New years Day !   Now thats one good time !!
You must go to that one, Lotto.  There is a cracking great hill they come down into the turn for home, and dust flying everywhere .
Chantilly !  OMG so beautiful !   Did you go on Oaks Day ??  And did you get to visit the Museum Of The Horse and the Chateau as well ?  The whole place is stunning isnt it !
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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Might have missed a couple, however:
 

Victoria (31):

 

Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley, Sandown, Alexander, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Benalla, Bendigo, Casterton, Coleraine, Cranbourne, Echuca, Geelong, Tatura, Hamilton, Kilmore, Kyneton, Mansfield, Mornington, Pakenham, Sale, Seymour, Stoney Creek, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Warrnambool, Werribee, Wodonga, Yarra Glen.

 

NSW/ACT (25)

 

Randwick, Rosehill, Warwick Farm, Albury, Bega, Berrigan, Canberra, Corowa, Cowra, Goulburn, Gulgong, Gundagai, Jerilderie, Kembla Grange, Moruya, Mudgee, Pambula, Parkes, Queanbeyan, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Wagga, Wellington, Yass.

 

South Australia (3)

 

Morphettville, Cheltenham, Hawker. 

 
Add Bungendore. How could I forget, they had a 5 mile or so race for Arabs, and one of ours ran an eye catching 4th of 5 in a Picnic maiden. 
 
And yes Lotto, The big trees at Tumut are a real God-send, whilst I could well believe your Tumbarumba story given its up and down circuit!
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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:


Might have missed a couple, however:
 
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Add Bungendore. How could I forget, they had a 5 mile or so race for Arabs, and one of ours ran an eye catching 4th of 5 in a Picnic maiden. 
 
And yes Lotto, The big trees at Tumut are a real God-send, whilst I could well believe your Tumbarumba story given its up and down circuit!



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Never had one good enough. 
 
Actually we were going one year however we heard the meeting was abandoned because they couldn't get a large herd of kangaroos off the track.  Confused
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I count 31, mostly Southern NSW, includes a few wonderful little picnic tracks. Ardlethan, Cootamundra, Lockhart. Always a fun day out.
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Its interesting hearing where everyone has been .
There must be some here have done Honkers , Sha Tin etc ??
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Its interesting hearing where everyone has been .
There must be some here have done Honkers , Sha Tin etc ??
Went To Happy Valley one night , weird experience , they all start yelling at the top of the straight. When walking around the place all they wanted to do was stare at my wifes tits lol
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

Its interesting hearing where everyone has been .
There must be some here have done Honkers , Sha Tin etc ??
Went To Happy Valley one night , weird experience , they all start yelling at the top of the straight. When walking around the place all they wanted to do was stare at my wifes tits lol

I just came back from a holiday in asia. I completely understand why they do that. LOL
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I count 31, mostly Southern NSW, includes a few wonderful little picnic tracks. Ardlethan, Cootamundra, Lockhart. Always a fun day out.


Also have Picnic Races at Harden, Boorowa, Young, Grenfell and a few other tracks around southern NSW although I have not been to a meeting at those tracks. How long have they raced at Lockhart? They also used to race at Culcairn and there is a little history in the pub about the racing club which now holds its Cup meeting at Holbrook. Speaking of Cootamundra did you know Just A Dash won the Coota Cup before he went on to win the Melbourne Cup? Probably the only horse to achieve that double!
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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Might have missed a couple, however:
 

Victoria (31):

 

Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley, Sandown, Alexander, Bairnsdale, Ballarat, Benalla, Bendigo, Casterton, Coleraine, Cranbourne, Echuca, Geelong, Tatura, Hamilton, Kilmore, Kyneton, Mansfield, Mornington, Pakenham, Sale, Seymour, Stoney Creek, Swan Hill, Towong, Wangaratta, Warrnambool, Werribee, Wodonga, Yarra Glen.

 

NSW/ACT (25)

 

Randwick, Rosehill, Warwick Farm, Albury, Bega, Berrigan, Canberra, Corowa, Cowra, Goulburn, Gulgong, Gundagai, Jerilderie, Kembla Grange, Moruya, Mudgee, Pambula, Parkes, Queanbeyan, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Wagga, Wellington, Yass.

 

South Australia (3)

 

Morphettville, Cheltenham, Hawker. 

 
Add Bungendore. How could I forget, they had a 5 mile or so race for Arabs, and one of ours ran an eye catching 4th of 5 in a Picnic maiden. 
 
And yes Lotto, The big trees at Tumut are a real God-send, whilst I could well believe your Tumbarumba story given its up and down circuit!


Speaking of Tumbarumba, it is the only course that I know of in NSW that races the Victorian way. Anyone know of any other tracks that race the opposite way of going to other courses in the same state?
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Originally posted by Dizzy Dizzy wrote:

I count 31, mostly Southern NSW, includes a few wonderful little picnic tracks. Ardlethan, Cootamundra, Lockhart. Always a fun day out.


Also have Picnic Races at Harden, Boorowa, Young, Grenfell and a few other tracks around southern NSW although I have not been to a meeting at those tracks. How long have they raced at Lockhart? They also used to race at Culcairn and there is a little history in the pub about the racing club which now holds its Cup meeting at Holbrook. Speaking of Cootamundra did you know Just A Dash won the Coota Cup before he went on to win the Melbourne Cup? Probably the only horse to achieve that double!
 
And have been to them all lotto7. Big smile Just a Dash, yes I knew and not sure about Lockhart, I would have to look it up. I think it is either Lockhart or Ardlethan where the race course is actually around a paddock! Only running rail for part of the track. LOL Horses have run off it out into the distance...
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Originally posted by lotto7 lotto7 wrote:

Originally posted by Dizzy Dizzy wrote:

I count 31, mostly Southern NSW, includes a few wonderful little picnic tracks. Ardlethan, Cootamundra, Lockhart. Always a fun day out.


Also have Picnic Races at Harden, Boorowa, Young, Grenfell and a few other tracks around southern NSW although I have not been to a meeting at those tracks. How long have they raced at Lockhart? They also used to race at Culcairn and there is a little history in the pub about the racing club which now holds its Cup meeting at Holbrook. Speaking of Cootamundra did you know Just A Dash won the Coota Cup before he went on to win the Melbourne Cup? Probably the only horse to achieve that double!
 
And have been to them all lotto7. Big smile Just a Dash, yes I knew and not sure about Lockhart, I would have to look it up. I think it is either Lockhart or Ardlethan where the race course is actually around a paddock! Only running rail for part of the track. LOL Horses have run off it out into the distance...


Know a fellow who catches the train from Cootamundra to the Ardlethan picnics and reckons it is a great day. Used to stop at the Ariah Park hotel but I think that may be closed now. Appears as though the picnics are making a bit of a comeback and I think it is great they can have their annual race meeting. Wish I could get to a few more.
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I was always working when I went - but they were so much fun. And the paddock is Ardlethan Picnics.
 
Like you, I should try to get to them - without a horse to strap!
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Oh yes, another one you mentioned .  T he Grenfell Guineas . Stayed in a pub there and sat next to Pauline Hanson in the breakfast place .
I like Muswellbrook as its got lots of nice shady trees and plenty of places to sit.  The PA system at Scone leaves a bit to be desired.
I didnt know that about Just A Dash !
Ha ha Noccy !  Thats funny !! 
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I'm going to the Balranald races this weekend. Really looking forward to it. Not bad fields either
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International: Epsom, Newmarket, Aintree, Churchill Downs, Happy Valley, Sha Tin, Kranji

Australian: Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley, Sandown, Werribee, Yarra Glen, Sapphire Coast, Kyneton, Warrnambool, Hanging Rock, Kilmore, Pakenham

That's all I can think of at the moment..
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Interesting question...

International: Epsom, Ascot, Cheltenham, Aintree, Limerick, The Curragh, Meydan, Veliefendi, Sha Tin, Happy Valley, Hanshin, Kranji, Ellerslie, Arlington, Del Mar

Australia: Flemington, Caulfield, Moonee Valley, Warrnambool, Ballarat, Rosehill, Randwick, Canterbury, Warwick Farm, Gosford, Wyong, Newcastle, Kembla Grange, Nowra, Sapphire Coast, Bathurst, Orange, Gold Coast, Eagle Farm, Sunshine Coast
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

Oh, and dont forget Wallabadah on New years Day !   Now thats one good time !!
You must go to that one, Lotto.  There is a cracking great hill they come down into the turn for home, and dust flying everywhere .
Chantilly !  OMG so beautiful !   Did you go on Oaks Day ??  And did you get to visit the Museum Of The Horse and the Chateau as well ?  The whole place is stunning isnt it !


Did not go to the Chateau but did visit the Museum of the Horse. Wasn't an Oaks meeting I went to just an ordinary meeting. Had a talk to some of the trainers and they were very giving of their time. There was an old guy there painting the scene from the mounting yard on the race form guide. I kept an eye on how he was progressing and my one regret from the trip is that I did not buy the painting. It would have been a wonderful keepsake from the day.
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That painting would have been wonderful to have .  What a shame you didnt get it, lotto.
We went Oaks day and it was so colourful and vibrant.  Some of the people walking the horses in the yard surrounded by the stables cracked me up.  Ladies dressed to the nines in fascinators and all,,,and wellies !
They ran out of beer at the bar near us.  And we got to say Hi to the Aga Khan !  
The chateau has a wonderful art collection .  
And can you believe it.  We went walking thru the town the next day and here was this lovely dress shop, with a great outfit in Black Caviar colours, which fitted one of my friends ! 
The forest where they worked the horses was just amazing ,,,so so beautiful.
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Never been to Cheltenham or Newmarket.  The latter is a bit weird, as I lived in London for about 25 years.

Kempton, Ascot, Epsom, Sandown, Folkestone, Haydock, Doncaster, York, Goodwood, Saint Cloud, Longchamp, Lingfield.

Back in about 1976-1978, my dad took me to Wye.  He must've been using one of those fixture lists from the New Year, because the racecourse had been shut down.  LOL  He never did talk all that much, and we spent the day travelling around East Kent.  A bit weird, I thought he was trying to lose me, like a dog.

I also lived near the closed down Alexander Palace for a couple of years, and used to walk round the frying pan circuit.
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I had a good mate lived on the back stretch of Newbury.   Just walk thru a small gate and onto the track.   I spent hours walking around there with her dogs, but never made it to an actual race meeting there .
Where was Alexander Palace,  Geraldo ??
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