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Raceday at Wyong Race Club is guaranteed to offer up plenty of adrenaline fuelled horse racing fun. If you are looking for information about Wyong races today, or are interested in upcoming horse races to attend, you won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer.

Ladies, bring your races outfit and be a part of action-packed feature race days.

Plan a fun-filled family day, or a day out with friends, packed with entertainment. Don your finest glad rags and enjoy a spectacular day in style at the Wyong races this year.

If you are coming to the races and need somewhere convenient to overnight, then why not consider staying at the Mercure Kooindah Waters which is less than 5 minutes from the Race Club. 

“A wonderful carnival of merrymaking, drinking, feasting and dancing”
– William B. Woodbury, Wyong Race Club’s first secretary

Today, Wyong Race Club offers provincial thoroughbred horse racing across 22 annual race days. We’re also one of the Central Coast’s leading function centres, hosting sponsored and fundraising events, galas, business meetings, trade expos, weddings, school formals and more. Would you believe our story began in a small, rural paddock?

1875

1875

First simple course built in a paddock in West Wyong. Horses would also race at Blue Gum Flats, between Kangy Angy and Lisarow.

1875

1887

1887

Wyong railway line opens

1887

1889

1889

Significant expansion and development of Sydney to Newcastle railway line

1889

1898

1898

Wyong population: 200 and a second, smoother track built near Tuggerah Lake. First meeting of Wyong Jockey Club in January. Trains travelled exclusively to Wyong from Sydney and Newcastle to catch the races and punters queued for hours to take a punt across the river

1898

1911

1911

Third course built north of the second by Bill Smith, but prone to flooding and drainage issues.

1911

1912

1912

Wyong township’s leading local saw miller, George Goldsmith, designed and constructed a lightning-fast racecourse for the community. Goldsmith used sawdust from his very own mill to line the track and the track considered damaging for the horses.

1912

1939 – 1945

1939 – 1945

WWII saw complete closure of the track at Wyong.

1939 – 1945

1946

1946

Wyong township track re-opens to the community.

1946

1947

1947

Wyong Shire officially created.

1947

1955

1955

New grandstand construction underway.

1955

1988

1988

Wyong District Agricultural Society changed its name by resolution to “Wyong Race Club”

1988

1991

1991

Paul Levick Stand replaces 1950s grandstand in August.

1991

2016

2016

Equestrian Pool opened
 

 

2016

2019

2019

Gap (Trackwork Supervisor’s) Hut commissioned
2019
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Horse Racing TRACK RECORDS

Below you will find the horse racing track records set at Wyong Race Club. Home to some of the greatest horse racing fixtures on the Central Coast throughout the year, our track records showcase some of the finest achievements and records set on our grounds.

Track records are a great way to compare benchmarks of the top-performing horses who have run at Wyong Race Club. Our horse racing track records span back more than 30 years and highlight some of the most impressive horse racing track records set on the racecourse.

Learn more about which horses made a lasting impact on the racetrack. Check out the distance run, the time set and other relevant information that helped them stand out from the crowd. Who knows, the next horse racing track record to be made might happen on your next visit.

 

Track Records

DISTANCE HORSE DATE TIME TRACK
1000m Watch The Magic 20/02/2011 0.55.53 Good
1100m Monnie’s Double 05/01/2012 1.02.15 Good
1200m Graceful Anna 06/12/2009 1.07.82 Good
1300m Cindarockinrella 12/09/2012 1.15.22 Good
1350m Supreme Effort 03/03/2016 1.17.50 Good
1600m John’s Project 15/10/1992 1.35.40 Fast
2100m Lord Hybrow (NZ) 30/08/1989 2.07.07 Fast

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