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Taking place among some of the most picturesque scenery in the country, the Coleraine Cup has been run since 1903 and is an important event on the local racing scene's calendar. However, a little known fact is that the Coleraine Racing Club is host to Australia's oldest ongoing jumps race, The Great Western Steeplechase, having first been run in 1858.
Coleraine has also produced champion racehorses, including The Parisian, who won the 1911 Melbourne Cup and Dandy Andy, who won the 1988 Australian Cup in extraordinary circumstances, defeating superhorses Vo Rogue and Bonecrusher to produce what has often been described as the 'greatest shock win in Australian Racing'.
Coleraine is proud to provide free activities for the kids, as well as live music, Fashions on the Field, and of course, a full day of some magnificent racing. Marquee packages at our once-a-year raceday are available also, so why not spend a special day out at beautiful Coleraine, it'll be a day to remember!
Famed poet and horseman Adam Lindsay Gordon rode in this steeplechase and penned the Poem "On the Fields of Coleraine".
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COLERAINE RACING CLUB
PO Box 135, Coleraine,
Ph. (03) 5575 2257
Mob: 0419 224 402
Fax (03) 5581 2691