|GREAT WESTERN RACECOURSE|
|Approached via the Western Highway, the Great Western Racecourse is about 140 miles North of Melbourne in Victoria.|
|Racing was first witnessed in the Great Western area in
1877, although it is known that an early meeting took place in 1859.
|The course gained notoriety in 1860 for an incident involving a horse called Punch which seemed likely to overturn the favourite Black Boy until the crowd intervened. The judge seemed powerless to make a decision about whether Punch should be awarded the race or Black Boy keep it.|
|If you have badges, racecards, pictures of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email firstname.lastname@example.org|