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    South Australia - Sport

    Horse Racing

    Also see South Australia - Social Matters - Gambling and Place Names - Morphettville.

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    Horse Racing

    (Taken from Geoffrey H.Manning's A Colonial Experience)

    Every game, like every business, has its black-market players. In the Stock Exchange defaulters jostle men of purest minds. In merchants' warehouses occasional commercial sharping discredits the blunt honesty which commonly prevails. In Temperance societies are dissembling topers, and even in the Church graceless hypocrites. But the racecourse, though some of the most honourable men and generous souls in every community figure prominently upon it, attracts to it also too many of those despicable characters of whom the types are far worse than the ever-memorable Jubilee Player and the noble Ailesbury.
    (Advertiser, 2 May 1897, page 4.)

    Introduction
    In its infancy horse racing was considered to be an innocent and manly amusement, mainly patronised by 'gentlemen of high honour and probity', but by the late 1860s discerning reporters were putting forward suggestions that a certain 'rascality' was discernible in the time-honoured 'Sport of Kings'.

    Considered opinions of the day were that 'men who live by their wits go into it, not for the sport, but for the plunder. Bookmakers, who have nothing to lose, but who have always some chance of winning, take up the business... they are the worst type of gamblers, and they bring the turf into disrepute.'

    In other colonies 'some scandalous tricks... [had] come to light to the infinite disgust of every right-minded patron of racing. Notorious horsy men down on their luck, [had] levanted without taking the small trouble of settling with their creditors, and grave suspicions exist that a noble horse who was safe to take a good position in his engagements has been poisoned by those whose interest it was to have him out of the way.'

    It was concluded by this observer that:

    With revelations from the industry in recent years of doping of horses, bribery by punters, the gaoling of a prominent financier, and infamous conduct on the part of bookmakers, one might be excused for concluding that very little has changed since the sport was introduced to South Australia in 1838.

    The First Race Meeting
    A little over twelve months from the 'proclamation' ceremony under the Old Gum Tree, on the plain at Holdfast Bay, the infant colony's first horse race meeting took place on a 'paddock at Thebarton [which] was far removed from the animation and excitement of Epsom Downs...'

    The progenitor was James Hurtle Fisher, the Resident Commissioner, a keen horseman, who was supported by Colonel William Light, Surveyor General; John Brown, Emigration Officer; Dr Cotter, Colonial Surgeon; John Morphett; Samuel Stephens, Colonial Manager of the South Australian Company and Dr Wright, Medical Officer. An improvised track was cleared in the vicinity of the modern-day police barracks and the sponsors advertised a programme for a two-day meeting on 1 and 2 January 1838 and a contemporary observer reported:

    At the outset a lack of horses created difficulties for the sponsors but, eventually, ten horses were nominated to compete in the four events which comprised the first day's racing. There were three two-horse events for a purse of ten and twenty guineas, respectively, and the third with 10 as prize money. The other race attracted six runners with each owner contributing 5 to which the sponsors added 10.

    About 800 people attended and, considering that the total population of Adelaide was only 2,500, Mr Fisher and friends, booth-holders and itinerant hawkers were more than satisfied with the assemblage of patrons of the turf:

    General Notes

    A history of horse racing is in the Advertiser (special edition),
    1 September 1936, page 60.

    The first race meeting in Adelaide is reported in the Register,
    20 January 1838, p. 3b.

    Reminiscences of early horse racing are in the Observer,
    12 April 1902, page 18e,
    20 September 1902, page 36a,
    Advertiser,
    29 November 1912, page 12b,
    reminiscences of John Hammer in the Register,
    9 May 1923, page 12b.

    The South Australian of 31 December 1844, page 3b says:

    A comment on horse racing is in the Observer,
    25 January 1845, page 3a under the heading "Public Morality".

    "Commentary on the Late Races" is in the Register, 7 January 1846, page 3a:

    The South Australian of
    25 September 1846, page 4c carries a report of the "First Grand Steeple Chase",
    "Adelaide's First Steeplechase" is described in the Register,
    5 February 1907, page 4e; also see
    Chronicle,
    25 September 1858, page 3f,
    Observer,
    2 February 1907, page 28.

    Information on a temporary grandstand at a course on East Terrace is in theObserver,
    19 December 1846, page 6a.

    The building of a grandstand at the racecourse in East Terrace is reported in the Register,
    16 December 1846, page 2e; also see
    2 January 1847, page 3a.

    "Adelaide Races" is in the Register,
    6 March 1847, page 2e,
    5 January 1848, page 3a.

    "Racing Sixty Years Ago" is in the Express,
    14 October 1902, page 2d.

    A fatality at a race meeting is reported in the Adelaide Times, 3 January 1850, page 3b:

    A humorous letter under the heading "Young Nimrod's Letter to the Sporting World" is in the Register,
    13 September 1851, page 3e.

    "Hindmarsh, Brompton and Bowden Steeplechase" is in the Register,
    26 November 1856, page 2h;
    also see 12 September 1857, page 3c,
    11 and 13 October 1859, pages 2h and 3f.

    "The Grandstand for the Races" is in the Register,
    10 April 1857, page 2g.

    "Horse Training in South Australia" is in the Chronicle,
    30 October 1858, page 4d.

    A controversy over a proposed horse race at Gawler with ladies as jockeys is reported in the Register,
    27, 28 and 29 January 1859, pages 2f-3a, 3a-c and 2g; also see
    2 March 1859, page 2g:

    "A Day at the Races" is in the Register,
    3 May 1859, page 2h.

    "Adelaide Jockeys in Victoria" is in the Chronicle,
    24 September 1859, page 7f.

    "The Date of Calculating the Age of Horses" is in the Chronicle,
    22 October 1859, page 1c (supp.).

    "Turf Morality" is in the Register,
    6 December 1859, page 2g,
    Farmers Weekly Messenger,
    7 July 1875, page 13b.

    A presentation to the jockey, William Simpson, is reported in the Register,
    18 May 1860, page 2h and
    an obituary on 6 March 1873, page 5c.

    "The Old Adelaide Racecourse" is in the Observer,
    11 April 1863, page 4h,
    2 May 1863, page 4f,
    10 October 1863, page 7e,
    Advertiser,
    12 and 15 February 1864, pages 3c and 3b,
    Observer,
    16 December 1865, page 5a,
    12 October 1867, page 2g (supp.),
    Advertiser,
    22 and 23 October 1883, pages 4d and 6f,
    Observer,
    17 November 1928, page 56c.

    "Horse-Racing in Parliament" is in the Observer,
    24 June 1865, page 6c.

    A trotting match on the Bay Road is reported in the Register,
    5 October 1866, page 2d.

    "Race Day Conveyancing" is in the Register,
    22 February 1869, page 2e.

    "The Rival Racecourses" is in the Advertiser,
    11 October 1867, page 2d,
    Express,
    8 August 1874, page 3c,
    "Turf Scandals" in the Advertiser,
    3 February 1868, page 2g,
    Express,
    25 May 1904, page 4d.

    "Handicaps and Lightweights" is in the Express,
    28 May 1868, page 2a,
    "Handicaps" on
    15 January 1870, page 2a,
    "Handicapping" on
    29 April 1874, page 2c.

    "Our Racing Prospects" is in the Advertiser,
    20 October 1868, page 2f,
    3 November 1868, page 3b,
    22 April 1869, page 2d,
    4 June 1869, page 2g.

    "The New Rules of Racing" is in the Chronicle,
    19 December 1868, page 4b,
    "The Turf in 1868" on
    23 January 1869, page 3f.

    "Race Day Conveyancing" is in the Observer,
    27 February 1869, page 5a,
    "The Late Races" in the Express,
    21 April 1869, page 2b.

    "The Future of Horse Racing" is in the Register,
    22 April 1869, page 2e,
    "The SA Jockey Club" on
    1 June 1869, page 2f,
    Farmers Weekly Messenger,
    21 January 1876, page 10a.

    "Meeting to Form a New Jockey Club" is in the Chronicle,
    30 October 1869, page 4g,
    "New SA Jockey Club" in the Register,
    15 December 1869, page 2d.

    "What Shall We Do With Our Young Horses?" is in the Chronicle,
    6 November 1869, page 4a.

    "Turf Deterioration" is in the Observer,
    25 June 1870, page 9a,
    "The Waterloo Race Meeting" on
    25 June 1870, page 9f.

    "The Adelaide Racecourse - Meeting of Citizens" is in the Observer,
    8 October 1870, page 11b,
    "The Formation of a Turf Club" on
    28 January 1871, page 3g,
    Express,
    28 January 1871, page 3a.

    A sketch is in the Illustrated Adelaide Post,
    1 December 1870, page 4.

    A history of horse racing in Adelaide is in the Register under "Racing Memories" on
    5 April 1902, page 5g and
    15 and 18 September 1902, pages 4e and 5f (reminiscences of C.B. Fisher).

    An obituary of William A. Simpson, a former jockey and "one of the most accomplished... that ever sported whalebone", is in the Observer, 8 March 1873, page 7d.

    Editorials on horse racing are in the Advertiser,
    9 June 1873, page 2e,
    10 March 1874, page 2b and
    on the SA Jockey Club on
    12 July 1873, page 2e; also see
    Express,
    20 May 1874, page 2d.

    The racecourse is described in the Register,
    10 June 1873, page 6b.

    "Settling Night for the Races" is in the Observer,
    14 June 1873, page 13b.

    A proposed new racing club is discussed in the Observer,
    12 June 1873, pages 7b-9a,
    "The SA Jockey Club" in the Chronicle,
    19 July 1873, page 4c; also see
    14 March 1874, page 4d and
    Observer,
    21 March 1874, page 7b,
    Express,
    28 September 1874, page 2f.

    "The May Races" is in the Observer,
    30 May 1874, page 4a,
    "Racing in South Australia" on
    24 October 1874, page 4d.

    "Our Rival Racecourses" is in the Advertiser,
    10 June 1874, page 2g,
    "South Australian Racecourse" in the Observer,
    27 March 1875, page 4b,
    "The New Racecourse" on
    21 August 1875, page 5a.

    "Leasing the Park Lands" is in the Chronicle,
    15 August 1874, page 10c.
    "A New Racecourse" is in the Express,
    19 October 1874, page 2b,
    24 March 1875, page 3b.

    The Victoria Park racecourse is described in the Register,
    24 March 1875, page 5d.

    In respect of the "Old Racecourse" a correspondent to the Register says on 18 September 1875, page 5g:

    An editorial on the "City Racecourse" is in the Register on
    25 September 1875, page 4e, while
    "The Position of Metropolitan Racing" is discussed on
    4 February 1878 (supp.), page 2c.

    Information on a proposed amalgamation of the SAJC and the ARC is in the Register,
    14 and 31 July 1880.
    A sketch of an SAJC meeting is in the Pictorial Australian in
    November 1875.
    Information on a reformed SAJC is in the Express,
    20 and 25 September 1888, pages 4c and 4a.

    An article on the SA racecourse is in the Register,
    24 March 1875, page 5d; also see the
    SA Figaro,
    30 May 1877, page 2a.

    "Dean Russell on Horse Racing" is in the Register,
    29 May 1876, page 6e;
    comments from Rev Jefferis are in the Register,
    5 June 1876, page 7f;
    also see The Lantern,
    3 June 1876, page 7a.

    "Betting and the Press" is in The Lantern,
    7 October 1876, page 9b.

    "Position of Metropolitan Racing" is in the Register,
    4 February 1878, page 2c (supp.).

    "Northern Race Meetings" is in the Register,
    22 February 1878, page 6g.

    "Our Racing" is in the Chronicle,
    9 February 1878, page 13f,
    "The Ring and the Book" is in the Observer,
    1 June 1878, page 3c,
    "Our Training Stables" in the Express,
    5 September 1878, page 3e.

    The inaugural meeting of the Great Northern Racing Club is reported in the Observer,
    29 March 1879, page 6d.

    "The Turf in South Australia" is in the Advertiser,
    14 May 1879, page 7e.

    "The Future of SA Racing" is in the Register,
    16 May 1879, page 5g.
    The art of "welching" is analysed on
    17 May 1883, page 4f.

    "The Proposed Sporting Amalgamation" is in the Register,
    20 and 25 June 1879, pages 5d and 5a,
    15 July 1879, page 6a,
    14 July 1880, page 6b,
    2 and 3 August 1880, pages 7a and 6e.

    A fatal accident to a jockey, James Breen, is reported in the Register,
    14 July 1879, page 4g,
    Observer,
    19 July 1879, page 3c,
    23 April 1887, page 29b,
    5 June 1897, page 14d.

    "The Vultures of the Turf" is in the Observer,
    5 November 1881, page 41b.

    "The Turf Forty Years Ago" is in the Advertiser,
    18 and 20 November 1925, pages 14c and 14a.

    "Disqualification of Mr Savill" is in the Chronicle,
    13 March 1880, page 12e.

    A proposal to amalgamate certain clubs is discussed in the Observer,
    17 July 1880, page 93d.

    "Old-Time Trotting" is in the Observer,
    27 October 1923, page 20e.

    Information on a trotting club is in the Register,
    1 February 1879, page 5c,
    3 March 1879, page 5b,
    20 July 1880, page 6f,
    3 February 1885, page 6e,
    the inaugural meeting of the SA Trotting Club in the Express,
    13 April 1885, page 4b;
    also see 3 October 1893, page 4b.
    Trotting under electric lights is reported in the Register,
    8, 15 and 20 November 1920, pages 5f, 5e and 11c.
    "Trotting in the Rain" is in the Register,
    3 January 1921, page 7f;
    also see 21 March 1921, page 5d,
    4 April 1921, page 5c,
    24 June 1921, page 5d.
    A photograph of the SA Trotting Club committee is in The Critic,
    11 April 1923, page 17.
    "Old-Time Trotting" is recalled on 19 October 1923, page 4f.
    "Women Riders - A Novel Trotting Display" is in the Register,
    26 June 1922, page 7h.
    "Trotting and the Tote" is in the Register,
    26 July 1922, page 8g.
    Formation of The Owners' Trotting Club is reported in The News,
    13 December 1923, page 3d.
    A photograph of a trotting enthusiasts' picnic is in theChronicle,
    9 April 1931, page 38.
    "Trotting at Wayville is Building Up Big Industry" is in The Mail,
    23 March 1935, page 8b.

    A poem titled "The Gentleman Rider" is in The Lantern,
    2 October 1880, page 7.

    "Abuse of Betting" is in the Observer,
    1 April 1882, page 20e.

    "The Adelaide Racing Club" is in the Chronicle,
    8 April 1882, page 14e.

    A visit to the Old Adelaide Racecourse is described in the Register,
    25 April 1882, page 6e.

    "Racing and Gambling" is in the Observer,
    27 May 1882, page 34c.

    "The Two Racing Clubs" is in the Observer,
    8 July 1882, page 17a,
    5 August 1882, page 17d.
    Sketches are in the Pictorial Australian in
    November 1882, page 165.

    "The Adelaide Racecourse and the Bookmakers" is in the Chronicle,
    26 May 1883, page 15a; also see
    Express,
    21 and 22 May 1883, pages 3c and 2b.

    "The First Adelaide Cup" is in the Register,
    14 May 1910, page 11a.
    A poem entitled "The Adelaide Cup, 1874" is in the Register,
    2 June 1874, page 5e and
    a poem and cartoon in The Lantern, 19 April 1879, 24 May 1884.
    "Adelaide Gold Cup" is in the Register,
    7 April 1883, page 5b,
    "Adelaide Cup Day" in the Register,
    29 April 1892, page 4h,
    9 May 1900, page 4e.

    A history of the Adelaide Cup is in the Register,
    15 May 1884, page 7c,
    Advertiser,
    3 May 1912, page 13a,
    9 May 1933, page 8g,
    "The Adelaide Cup" on
    7 May 1898, page 4g,
    "Adelaide Cup Day" on
    13 May 1903, page 4c.
    "Autumn Fashions - The Cup Frocks" is in the Register,
    9 May 1911, page 4h,
    " A Cup Smash - Racehorse and Trooper" on 9 May 1911, page 5a,
    "Some Cups Recalled" is in the Register,
    8 May 1922, page 7b.
    "The Restless Throng - Dinkum Oil and Hot Dogs" on
    9 May 1922, page 7d,
    "The Adelaide Cup - Some Reminiscences" on
    8 May 1925, page 19e; also see
    The Mail,
    4 May 1929, page 16,
    6 May 1933, page 13.

    A poem concerning the cup is in the Observer,
    6 June 1874, page 14e.
    "First Adelaide Cup - Story of an Eye-Witness" is in the Observer,
    12 May 1923, page 22a.

    "Adelaide's Great Race - Some Cups Recalled" is in the Register,
    8 and 10 May 1922, pages 7b and 9d,
    "The Old Racecourse Lease" A description of a race day is in the Register,
    28 May 1883, page 5g.

    "The Old Racecourse Lease" is in the Register,
    2 November 1883, page 5b,
    15 and 27 November 1883, pages 5a-c and 4f,
    Observer,
    26 July 1884, page 30a.

    A cartoon on "Railways and Races" is in The Lantern,
    19 April 1884; also see 6 June 1885, page 24.

    "Adelaide Racing Club" is in the Express,
    16 June 1884, page 3f,
    "Racing in South Australia" is in the Register,
    12 December 1884, pages 4f-6h,
    Advertiser,
    9 December 1884, page 6b,
    10 and 14 January 1885, pages 6f and 6g,
    4 February 1885, page 6c,
    12 March 1885, page 4d,
    11 September 1885, page 5g,
    27 May 1899, page 4g.

    "A Plea for the Turf" is in the Express,
    16 August 1884, page 3b.

    The SAJC in Extremis" is in the Register,
    26 November 1884, pages 4h-5h.

    "The Decay of Racing" is in the Observer,
    7 February 1885, page 19b - it includes information on some of the early devotees of the sport in SA,
    "Racing in South Australia" in the Chronicle,
    21 February 1885, page 5c.

    "The Decay of Racing" is in the Register,
    29 January 1885, page 7g,
    Observer, 7 February 1885, page 19b -
    it includes information on some of the early devotees of the sport in SA,
    "Racing in South Australia" in the Chronicle,
    21 February 1885, page 5c.

    Adelaide Polo races at Morphettville are reported in the Register,
    11 May 1885, page 7c.

    "Adelaide Racing and Coursing Club" is in the Register,
    24 August 1865, page 6e.

    "Betting and Moral Clergymen" is in The Lantern,
    24 July 1886, page 6.

    A poem titled "The Jockey" is in The Lantern,
    28 August 1886, page 19.

    "Death of a Jockey [William Johnston]" is in the Register,
    19 April 1887, page 5d.

    "SA Pony Race Club" is in the Express,
    30 July 1888, page 4a,
    27 August 1888, page 4a,
    "Pony Racing" in the Advertiser,
    14 March 1892, page 7c.
    Also see Jordan Park.

    "Mr Seth Ferry and the Tattersalls Club" is in the Chronicle,
    13 July 1889, page 14a; also see
    Express,
    20 and 21 April 1888, pages 3c and 4e.
    The case of Ferry v Tattersalls Club is reported in the Register,
    11 and 23 July 1889, pages 4e-f and 7f.
    Mr Ferry's reminiscences are in the Express
    9 June 1904, page 3f.

    How We Spent the Race Day" is in the Register,
    9 April 1890, page 7a.

    "A Glance Around Our Training Stables" is in the Advertiser,
    17 April 1890, page 6g.

    "The Decay of Racing" is in the Register on
    29 January 1885, page 7g,
    "Racing in SA" on
    14 March 1896, page 4e,
    "Races and Bookmakers" on
    22 May 1897, page 4g.

    "The Jockey Club and the Bookmakers" is in the Register,
    3 and 7 April 1891, pages 4g and 7g.

    An obituary of Harry Tothill is in the Register,
    4 June 1891, pages 5c-7b.

    A football match between jockeys and bookmakers is reported in the Express,
    28 August 1891, page 2b.

    "SA Pony and Galloway Association" is in the Express,
    1, 15 and 29 February 1892, pages 4a, 4a and 4b.

    "Betting on Racecourses" is in the Register,
    13 May 1892, page 4g.

    An obituary of Hugh Chambers is in the Observer,
    23 December 1893, page 28d.

    "Horse Racing and Breeding" is in the Register,
    7 March 1894, page 4g.

    "The New Rules of Racing" is in the Register,
    11 July 1894, page 6c.

    "Recent Racing" is in the Advertiser,
    10 September 1894, page 4g,
    8 June 1895, page 4g,
    "The Turf" on
    23 May 1896, page 4f,

    "The Hunt Club and Its Steeplechases" on
    28 September 1896, page 4f,
    "Charity and Sport" on
    28 November 1896, page 4g.
    A photograph of Adelaide Hunt Races is in The Critic,
    2 October 1897, page 10.

    "Racing in SA" is in the Register,
    14 March 1896, page 4f.

    "The Adelaide Racecourse" is in the Express,
    21 May 1896, page 4a.

    An obituary of Mr William Blackler is in the Observer,
    4 July 1896, page 43d.

    "Racing and Betting" is in the Advertiser,
    22 May 1897, page 4g, 10 May 1899, page 4f,
    "Rural Racing" on 11 April 1898, page 4e.

    "The Murderous Sport of Horse Racing" is in the Register,
    24 September 1898, page 9f,
    4 October 1898, page 6e.

    "Steeplechasing" is in the Register,
    19 April 1897, page 4e and
    Register,
    4 April 1904, page 4d,
    "Point-to-Point Steeplechases" in the Advertiser,
    31 July 1899, page 4d,
    30 July 1900, page 4d,
    "Steeplechasing and Steeple-chase Riders" on
    20 August 1900, page 4d.

    "Hunt Club Races" is in the Advertiser,
    25 September 1899, page 4d,
    24 September 1900, page 4e,
    "A Racing Crisis" on
    1 January 1902, page 5i.

    "The Victoria Park Racecourse" is in the Observer,
    9 December 1899, page 17e.

    A Race Tragedy - E. Hodgkins Killed" is in the Chronicle,
    20 April 1901, page 34a.

    A photograph of well-known bookmakers is in the Chronicle,
    17 January 1903, page 44.

    "Chastening a Jockey" is in the Express,
    5 March 1903, page 1h.

    Steeplechase fatalities are reported in the Express,
    9 April 1901, page 1f,
    22 August 1904, page 4f.

    "A Boycotted Race Meeting" is in the Advertiser on
    18 April 1904, page 7e,
    "Adelaide Racing - Some Reminiscences" on
    28 May 1904, page 10a.

    "A Veteran Racing Man - An Interesting Chat" is in the Advertiser,
    9 June 1904, page 6d,
    "Racing in the South-East" on
    28 June 1904, page 9a.

    "Racing Memories" is in the Register on
    5 April 1902, page 5g;
    reminiscences by C.B. Fisher on
    2 December 1904, page 5c.

    Reminiscences of the first Hunt Club Cup are in the Observer,
    11 October 1902, page 17c.

    "Death of a Jockey [Lance Pile]" is in the Register,
    7 April 1903, page 4f;
    also see 11 April 1903, page 7e,
    "Death of Jockey Barr" on 9 April 1904, page 6f.

    An account of an "outback" race meeting is reported in the Observer,
    10 October 1903, page 41a.

    "Ringing In - A Black Story of the Turf" is in the Advertiser,
    14 July 1904, page 7b; also see
    Express,
    24 January 1905, page 1h.

    "Stopping Course Betting - Fiasco at Morphettville" is in the Advertiser,
    3 April 1905, page 6c,
    "A Racing Sensation - No Start at Morphettville" on
    6 April 1907, page 5i.

    "Racing Clubs and Bookmakers" is in the Register,
    17 April 1905, page 4h,
    "Racecourse Sidelights" on
    17 and 19 October 1905, pages 6d and 9f,
    "Racing and its Opponents" on
    8 and 10 April 1908, pages 5a and 9g; also see
    3 November 1908, page 4c.

    "Ejected From Racecourse - Heavy Claim for Damages" is in the Register,
    9 May 1905, pages 3c, 6f and 5i.

    "Welsher Kicked to Death" is in the Register,
    16 July 1906, page 5b.

    A photograph of the jockey, J.D. Campbell is in the Observer,
    2 March 1907, page 32.

    Reminiscences of horse racing are in the Advertiser,
    28 March 1908, page 13f.

    "Racing and Its Opponents" is in the Register,
    8 and 10 April 1908, pages 5a and 9h.

    "Racing" is in the Register,
    6 March 1909, page 8f.

    Reminiscences of horse racing are in the Advertiser,
    28 March 1908, page 13f.

    "Rev C.H. Nield at the Races" is in the Register,
    9 and 10 August 1909, pages 9a and 7c,
    "Rulers of the Turf - A Few Historical Facts" on
    7 May 1910, page 6c.

    A history of the Adelaide Racing Club is in the Advertiser,
    1 June 1910, page 8a,
    22 May 1912, page 13a.

    "From Waste Lands to Victoria Park" is in the Register,
    4 June 1910, page 8c,
    "Racing and Gambling" on
    6 and 11 June 1910, pages 6c and 15f.
    A photograph of the grandstand is in the Observer,
    1 August 1914, page 2 (supp.).

    "The Control of Racing" is in the Advertiser,
    25 November 1910, page 11g.

    An obituary of Robert Howie, horse trainer, is in the Register,
    10 December 1910, page 12i,
    of W. Leslie Whyte on 27 May 1912, page 7a.

    "The Art of Handicapping - Chat With Mr H. Hughes" is in the Register,
    26 July 1913, page 15c;
    also see 5 September 1913, page 14c.

    A photograph of "luncheon on the flat at Victoria Park" is in the Observer,
    1 February 1913, page 32.

    "From a Woman's Point of View" is in The Mail,
    11 April 1914, page 9c.

    An interview with Mr A.O. Whitington, Secretary of the SA Jockey Club, is in The Mail,
    9 May 1914, page 8e.

    "What Racing Costs" is in the Register on
    27 January 1914, page 6g,
    "The Church and Racing" on
    10 September 1914, page 7h.

    "An Old-Time Sport - The Late W.H. Fagan" is in The Mail,
    1 and 6 August 1914, pages 17c and 4d.

    "An Old-Time Jockey - Recollections of Daniel O'Brien" is in the Advertiser,
    5 February 1915, page 10a.

    "The Pitfalls of the Racecourse" is in the Observer,
    19 June 1915, page 33a.

    Reminiscences of the Onkaparinga Racing Club are in the Observer,
    4 March 1916, page 38d.

    A photograph of the funeral of "jockey" Nerine is in The Critic,
    26 May 1915, page 16.

    "Attack on Horse Racing" is in the Register,
    23, 25 and 26 August 1916, pages 6i, 5g and 14b.

    "Jockeys Who Waste" is in the Register,
    24 June 1915, page 7b,
    "The Governor and Racing - Patronage Withdrawn" on
    3 April 1916, page 5a,
    "Horse Racing and Wowsers" on
    24 August 1916, page 5g.

    "The Church and Sport - A Race-Going Parson" is in the Register,
    23 January 1914, page 8f.

    "Racing in Wartime - A Useless Sport" is in the Advertiser,
    23 August 1916, page 7a.

    "Doyen of Adelaide Trainers - John Hill's Interesting Career" is in The Mail,
    27 April 1918, page 4c,
    4 and 11 May 1918, pages 5a and 5a.

    An obituary of A.O. Whitington is in the Observer,
    17 May 1919, page 22a,
    of W.A. Waples on 7 August 1920, page 12a,
    of S.R. Heseltine on 25 December 1920, page 16b,
    of H.G. Young on 30 April 1921, page 30d, 7 May 1921, page 13e,
    of Henry Hughes on 5 July 1924, page 24c,
    of Simeon Barnard on 22 November 1924, page 23e,
    of B.G. Bowden on 18 April 1925, page 41e,
    of Septimus Miller on 13 June 1925, page 27c,
    of J.H. Aldridge on 14 November 1925, page 37c,
    of Peter Goudie on 5 December 1925, page 46e,
    of A.D. McDonald on 30 October 1926, page 26d,
    of H.V. Varley on 2 April 1927, page 43a,
    of N.F. Farrell on 18 June 1927, page 44a,
    of Albert F. Lee on 16 July 1927, page 44b,
    of F.W. Allen on 22 October 1927, page 30b,
    of Charles Mackie on 29 May 1930, page 48d.

    "What's Wrong With Racing" is in The Mail,
    11 October 1919, page 5f.

    Patrons of the Flat - Race Day Studies" is in the Register,
    8 June 1920, page 7d.

    "Removed From a Racecourse - A Test Case" is in the Advertiser,
    30 May 1921, page 11h.

    "Steeplechasers of the Past" is in The Mail,
    18 September 1920, page 5c.

    "Jockeys Threatened Strike" is in the Register,
    19 March 1921, page 9b.

    "A Gallant Racehorse - Wee Gun in Oils" is in the Register,
    18 June 1921, page 9c.

    "Adam Lindsay Gordon and Thebarton [Races]" is in theRegister,
    2 November 1921, page 4b.

    "Rider of Winners", reminiscences of R. Wyman, is in The Mail,
    17 December 1921, page 15e,
    "Horses of the Past - Memories That Cling" on
    21 January 1922, page 5c.

    Biographical details of W.B. Carr and John Barker are in the Observer,
    26 July 1924, page 24d (obit. 30 May 1925, pages 17a-35b-37c),
    of W.A. Blackler on 7 February 1925, page 22c,
    of William Campbell on 18 June 1927, page 16c.

    "Popularity of Racing" is in the Register,
    7 June 1922, page 8a.

    "Women Jockeys" is in the Register,
    1 January 1929, page 7e.

    "Rulers of Racing - The SA Jockey Club" is in the Advertiser,
    12 December 1922, page 13c,
    "The Adelaide Racing Club - A Story of Progress" on
    19 December 1922, page 12a; also see
    The News,
    23 May 1928, page 3e.

    "Racing in South Australia" is in the Express,
    29 December 1922, page 2f.

    "Enterprising Port Adelaide Racing Club" is in the Advertiser,
    21 December 1922, page 10e,
    "Tattersall's Club - A Progressive Social and Racing Body" on
    13 January 1923, page 15d.

    "Stipendiary Stewards" is in the Advertiser,
    13 and 18 January 1923, pages 12g and 13c,
    "Racing Clubs and Stakes" on
    12 February 1923, page 8e.

    "Cinema in Use" at Cheltenham is in the Register,
    19 March 1923, page 4.

    "Romance of a Jockey - Medhurst's Remarkable Career" is in The Mail,
    2 June 1923, page 4d.
    A photograph of jockeys is in the Observer,
    26 May 1923, page 30.

    "A Romantic Story of the Turf - The St Alban's Stud" is in the Advertiser,
    23 June 1923, page 10e.

    Information on the formation of the Licensed Victuallers' Racing Club is in The News,
    25 October 1923, page 3d.

    "Photographs of "Fashions at the Races" are in the Chronicle,
    17 November 1923, page 36.

    "Women in Sport - Advent of Lady Studowner" is inThe Mail,
    24 May 1924, page 9c.

    An obituary of John Pile, "Grand Old Man of the Turf", is in the Advertiser,
    20 June 1924, page 17h.

    Biographical details of John Barker and W.B. Carr are in the Register,
    17 July 1924, page 9d,
    of J.V. Hopgood on 27 February 1925, page 4g,
    of S.R. Heseltine on 28 May 1923, page 3h.

    An obituary of Jack McCann, horse trainer, is in the Register,
    14 January 1925, page 7c,
    of J.H. Aldridge on 12 November 1925, page 9d,
    of Peter Goudie on 27 November 1925, page 11e, 24 April 1926, page 13c,
    of W.T. Hopwood, horse trainer, on 8 December 1925, page 3c,
    of Fred Bailey, horse trainer, on 24 February 1927, page 3b,
    of Charles Smith ,"a great horse lover", on 12 April 1927, page 13g,
    of F.W. Allen on 17 and 18 October 1927, pages 11e and 8g.

    "Upkeep of Racehorses" is in The Mail,
    28 February 1925, page 7b.

    Biographical information on Mr W.A. Blackler is in the Observer,
    7 February 1925, page 22c.

    The reminiscences of a 19th century jockey, "Sammy" Cracknell, are in The Mail,
    16 January 1926, page 7d and
    of Jack Chevalley on
    21 January 1928, page 7b.

    "Our Grand Nationals - Victoria Park Memories" is in the Register,
    8 August 1925, page 6c,
    "Days That Have Gone" on
    15 August 1925, page 6g,
    "Glorious Greys" on
    26 December 1925, page 4c.

    "Broadcasting Race Meetings" is in the Advertiser,
    9 January 1926, page 9f-g,
    "No Broadcasting from Cheltenham Racecourse" on
    27 March 1929, page 15c,
    "Broadcasting Races - Arrangements for Oakbank" on
    29 March 1929, page 6f,
    "Race Club and Radio War" in The Mail,
    27 April 1929, page 5f; also see
    The News,
    12 August 1929, page 8c,
    "Racing, Broadcasting and Betting Shops" on
    9 August 1935, page 6c.

    "Goodwood Handicaps Recalled" is in the Advertiser,
    7 May 1926, page 23d.

    "Some Alderman Cups - Winners in Other Days" is in the Register,
    12 June 1926, page 7a.

    "The Naming of Racehorses - How it Should be Done" is in the Register,
    19 June 1926, page 6e,
    "Apt Nomenclature" on
    12 March 1927, page 8e,
    "Naming Racehorses - Some Efforts - Good and Bad" on
    22 July 1927, page 3a.

    "A Battery Incident" is in the Observer,
    26 June 1926, page 16c.
    "Out for Life - Laura Battery Case" is in the Observer,
    28 April 1928, page 25c.

    "Drag Cups of Other Days" is in the Register,
    12 July 1926, page 11c.

    An obituary of A.L. McDonald is in the Register
    on 27 October 1926, page 11c.

    Biographical details of S.J. Jacobs are in the Register,
    13 August 1927, page 6c.

    "Memories of Morphettville" is in the Register,
    8 May 1928, page 10a,
    4 February 1929, page 20d. Also see Morphettville.
    "Memories of the Old Course" (Victoria Park) on
    25 May 1928, page 10h.

    "Galloping Greys of Other Days" is in the Register,
    1 January 1929, page 3g.

    "Woman Owner-Trainer Successful [Miss D. Daenke] is in the Observer,
    29 June 1929, page 26d.

    "Training Jockeys" is in the Advertiser,
    28 August 1929, page 19f.

    "New Cure for the Betting Evil?" is in the Register,
    4 October 1929, page 6c.

    "Race Clubs Feel Pinch" is in The Mail,
    2 August 1930, page 6e.

    "Why Many People Don't Go to the Races" is in The News,
    18 May 1933, page 9c.

    "Sensations of the SA Turf" is in The Mail,
    24 June 1933, page 13a,
    15 and 22 July 1933, pages 11a and 11a,
    26 August 1933, page 11a.

    "Put SA on Racing Map" is in The Mail,
    21 October 1933, page 9a.

    "Curious Systems of Selecting Winners" is in The News,
    28 February 1934, page 4f.

    "What Can be Done About Racing?" is in The News,
    8 March 1935, page 4d.

    A discussion on a "ring-in" is in The Mail,
    23 and 30 May 1936, pages 6 and 5a.

    "Gloomy Picture of SA Racing" is in The News,
    29 July 1936, page 1b.

    "What the Thoroughbred Has Meant to SA" is in The Mail,
    26 December 1936, page 18.

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