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Out of the Port: A history of Queensland horse racing

Event Information

  • 21 Nov 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

Since the first organised horse race at Coopers Plains in 1843, the “Sport of Kings” has been a passion amongst Queenslanders. From the Nanango Race Track to the Eagle Farm Racecourse, horse racing is an institution in many Queensland towns and a hub of community activity.

Join Bart Sinclair as he shares some of his memories of time at the tracks. Bart is a well-respected horse racing journalist who has been in the profession for more than 40 years and is turf editor of The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail. Helen Coughlan, author of Queensland Turf Club – a place in history, will also speak at this fascinating session.

This is an Out of the Port free lunchtime talk, presented by State Library’s John Oxley Library and the Department of Environmental and Resource Management.