A night in the JOL: The sport of kings and a national passion - the thoroughbred heritage of the Darling Downs

•	Two fine horses and their owner at Yandilla Station ca 1875

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Horse racing was a popular pastime in the new colony of Queensland and the aim of upgrading the quality of stockhorses and racehorses was uppermost in the minds of the squatters and gentlemen owners. Join Helen Coughlan and Dr Ross Johnston as they highlight this fascinating period in the development of a time-honoured Queensland rural industry.

Helen Coughlan is a freelance journalist and author and a correspondent to national and international thoroughbred publications. Dr Ross Johnston lectured in History at the University of Queensland for 33 years and has published extensively on Queensland History.

Part of the Grass Dukes and Shepherd Kings exhibition. Arrive at 5.30pm for a special curator's tour of the exhibition.

Wed 6 Mar 2013, 6:00 pm - 08:00 pm
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