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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REDLEAP Champion Jumps Horse

In Commemoration of the 103rd anniversary of the Redleap’s death, a famous jumps horse that trained in Mill Park, the City of Whittlesea will be exhibiting a small display of his remains from Museum Victoria’s collection at the Council Offices in late 2011. This will be an opportunity for the community to learn about the […]

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