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History

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.

Archives

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.

Major Races

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. (Credit: Wikipedia).

 

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