Racecourses of the north : Ivanhoe

The Ivanhoe Racecourse is noted from the late 1850’s, one report suggesting the course was on the Heidelberg-road, then a rough affair built by convicts, Heidelberg itself along with Brighton one of the first settlements established outside of the early Melbourne settlement. Most of the early references to the “Ivanhoe racecourse” actually refer to hunt […]

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Wallace – Champion Thoroughbred Sire

“Wallace”, one of the Australia’s greatest thoroughbred sires of the first twenty years of the twentieth century commenced his stud career at “Bundoora Park” in 1896. By the champion Australian racehorse and sire “Carbine” from “Melodious” (by the imported “Goldsborough”), Wallace was a good but not exceptional two-year old, being placed in several leading juvenile […]

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