Lochinvar Races [19 April 1881]

[Editor: This article was published in the The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, 19 April 1881.] Lochinvar Races. (By our own Reporter.) The annual meeting of the Lochinvar Jockey Club took place yesterday (Easter Monday) in the presence of about 300 spectators, of which a small number were ladies. As the races were […]

The Melbourne Cup [horse race]

The Melbourne Cup The Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in Australia. It began in 1861 and has been held every year since. It is held on the first Tuesday in November, with the race starting at 3 p.m. The Cup is a race for thoroughbred horses, three years old and over, with […]

“When a Man’s Rubbed Out” [poem by Grant Hervey, 28 December 1902]

[Editor: A poem by Grant Hervey, published in his “Cuts and Carvings” column in The Sunday Times (Perth, WA).] “When a Man’s Rubbed Out.” [The committee shall disqualify, for any period they may think fit, any person who, in their opinion, has been guilty of dishonest, corrupt, fraudulent, or improper practices on the Turf — […]