Early History of Racing in the Brisbane River Valley

Prepared for Brisbane Valley Heritage Trails Inc. by E. DeLacy

This material may not be reproduced and sold without the consent of BVHTs. References and photos may be used for private family and historical research - "Please contact us".

Country Races by Pro Hart 1966
Racing may be the sport of kings but country racing in the Brisbane Valley evolved as a sometimes uneasy mix of Newmarket rules and a picnic race meet.  This was demonstrated in 1904, for example, when the Upper Brisbane River Turf Club and the Brisbane River Picnic Club provided a joint meeting for all comers. Click here  for full document of "Early History of Racing in the Brisbane River Valley"

Nanango Race  Club Click Here

Nanango Races

Wivenhoe Race  Club Click Here

Wivenhoe Races

Esk Race Club  Click Here

Esk Races