‘Flemington of the Bush’
Tom Mitchell recalled the significance of racing in the Upper Murray when he wrote:
‘Local race day for the Towong Cup was always a tremendous event, in fact it was the event of the year, and its importance dwarfed even such days as New Year and Christmas.’
The Towong Turf Club has a rich record of fine horses, local winners and Melbourne and Sydney Cup winners, and its history is peopled with many colourful, determined and resourceful characters. Thus, 150 years after the races were first held, race goers still come from far and wide to attend the Towong Cup at the ‘Flemington of the Bush’.
A horse racing club established back in 1871. Major race day on the Labour Day long weekend in March every year.
Read more about the history of the Towong Turf Club; the movers and shakers, the winning horses and the Club itself.