Jerrys Plains Jockey Club
Featured Image: Jerrys Plains Amateur Race Club Saturday 16th April 1910
This image was scanned from items held in the Morrison Family Collection, held by Cultural Collections at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
Subject Horse Racing Jerrys Plains (N.S.W.) Date16th April 1910 Sourcehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/uon/8245329893/
The Jerrys Plains Jockey Club held a meeting on Saturday 8th June 1946. Five races were contested comprising a Maiden (4 furlongs), Flying Handicap (6 furlongs), Restricted Handicap (5 furlongs), Charities Handicap (6 furlongs) and a Victory March Handicap of 5 furlongs. ‘Temerity’ ridden by L Duncombe won both the Flying (Race 2) and the Victory March (Race 5). It appears only about 8 or 10 horses actually competed. The names of the jockeys were Duncombe (2 wins), Thompson (2 wins), Holman, Smith and Ward (1 win). The names of the races suggest a ‘patriotic’ fervour celebrating the Allied Victory in WWII?
The Bowman family of ‘Strowan’ were very prominent locally and may well have driven all the action?
See also Jerrys Plains Amateur Race Club Grassfed Meeting in the next ‘blog’.