125th anniversary of the Longreach Jockey Club

2015 marks the 125th anniversary of the formation of the Longreach Jockey Club. State Library of Queensland is very fortunate to house a large collection of historical administrative documents generated by the club, including correspondence, minutes of meetings, account books and annual reports.

R 272 Longreach Jockey Club Records. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

R 272 Longreach Jockey Club Records. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Also part of our collection is the Longreach Jockey Club Registers 1893-1894. This old register records the names of horses which ran in each race and sometimes includes additional information, such as owner's name, jockey's weight and name, jockey's colours and remarks.

OM79-47 Longreach Jockey Club Registers 1893-1894. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

OM79-47 Longreach Jockey Club Registers 1893-1894. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

This register also contains printed programs for the annual meetings in 1893 and 1894. In 1893, the races included the Maiden Plate (1 mile); Corinthian Handicap (1 mile); Longreach Handicap (1.5 miles); Hack Race (5 furlongs = just over 1km); Ladies Mile (1 mile) and Wingarra Handicap (0.75 miles).

Schedule of the 1893 annual meeting - Longreach Jockey Club. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Schedule of the 1893 annual meeting - Longreach Jockey Club. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland

Myles Sinnamon - Project Coordinator, State Library of Queensland

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.
We also welcome direct feedback via Contact Us.
You may also want to ask our librarians.

A J Rogers was my Great grandfather, his son JT Rogers was my grandfather

My great grandfather's brother was Ben Lawson , a trainer of note at that time. He trained Beche de Mer and Sam. Raced all around Central Qld. Would love to see these records!