Leading Antipodean Race Tracks: Ten in Australia and Seven in New Zealand in Operation., Daily Racing Form, 1919-04-23


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LEADING ANTIPODEAN RACE TRACKS Ten in Australia and Seven in Now Zealand in There are ten race tracks of the first and second class in Australia and in operation at present The Melbourne1 Aictorin courses at Flemington and Caul fiold and that of Randwick tit Sydney New South AAales are mammoth establishments thoroughly up todate and each capable of handling the crowds of r 000 or more which they frequently entertain on the days of imirartant races The other seven racing establishments are all as well equipped as the fine American courses of the vlass of Churchill Downs at Louisville Latonia or the Oaklawn course at Hot Springs Ark ArkThe The ten principal Australian courses are dcscril cd below belowAdelaide Adelaide South Australia Morpheltville South Australian lotkey Cluli The course is about five miles from Adelaide Glenelg railway running close to the rear of tht grandstand It is oval and lefthanded one and onehalf miles loss eighty two yards yardsAdelaide Adelaide South Australia Aictoria Part Adelaide Racing Club Situated on the East Park lauds ad ¬ joining the city is oval one and onehalf miles less twenty yards Inside the course proper there is a training course courseBrisbane Brisbane Queensland Ascot Qnensland Turf Club Three miles from town connected by mil one mile 484 yards in length lengthMelbourne Melbourne Victoria Fllmington Aictoria Racing Club Near Melbourne oval one and oiicfjuarter miles 353 yards the tan gallop 1 mile two yards the sand gallop one and onequarter miles 222 yards cinder gallop one mile less fortysix yards the new gallop inside the course proper being one mile mileMelbourne Melbourne Aictoria Caulficld Aictoria Amateur Turf Club Situated in the suburb from which it takes Its name a short distance from Melbourne It is one and onequarter miles and sixtyfour yards the steeplechase course one and onequarter miles less fifty yards The training track next the course proper is one and onequarter miles forty three yards the tan gallop one mile 110 yards and he yardsHobart saiid gallop one mile less 100 yards Hobart Tasmania Elwick Ilobart Turf Club The Elwick course is one and onequarter miles iiiiil twelitytwo yards oval lefthanded and hilly The track is level and straight for a half mile then rises gradually with a few chains of the distance post whence there is an even run in The area is 150 acres and access is afforded by railway road or river riverLaunceston Launceston Tasmania Tasmania Racing Club About one and onequarter miles from the city oval one mile and 234 yards It possesses extensive improvements and the going is equal to anything in Australia The finish is uphill but with a slight clip before reaching the straight straightPerth Perth AAest Australia AVest Australian Jockey Club Situated a short distance from the city and attainable by road rail or river It is pear shaped and is one and onequarter miles round Sydney roundSydney New South AVales Randwick Australian Jockey Club Situated in the suburb of Sydney after which it is called It is righthanded oval one mile and threeeighths with the last quarter mile straight There is a training course one mile and 330 yards inside the course proper In the center of the course a sandy track for slow work three Hiarters of a mile and M yards also a tan gallop dbou threequarters of a mile mileSydney Sydney New South Wales Eo chill Railway ilirect to the course distant from Sydney fifteen miles time of journey 25 minutes from Rcdfern Length one and onequarter miles milesThere There are seven important race tracks in New Zealand of which Auckland Trentham Canter ¬ bury Riccarton and AVellington are the best The seven fast New Zealand courses are at Auckland Canterbury Duncdin Hawkcs Bay Manawatu Wanganui and AVellington

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