Australian Jockey Club
Australian Jockey Club (AJC) was founded in January
1842. It morphed from the former Australian Racing
Committee set up in May 1840 to set the standards
for racing in the colony. Races were held at the
newly established Homebush Course which was headquarters
of NSW racing until 1860.
is considered the senior racing club in Australia
and was responsible for founding the Australian
Stud Book, which it still oversees today.
club also, in conjunction with the Victoria Racing
Club, formulated the Rules of Racing that are
followed by all Australian race clubs.
courses are operated by the club being Randwick
and Warwick Farm in Sydney.
information is available from visiting the Australian
Jockey Club Racing Museum in Randwick. Information
is available in the form of photographs, journals,
books and newspapers.
of the major races staged today by the AJC include
the Sydney Cup, AJC Derby, Epsom Handicap, Doncaster
Handicap, The Galaxy, All Aged Stakes and the
Chipping Norton Stakes. (Credit: