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HORSE RACING (4 galleries)

The first horses arrived in Australia aboard the ship Lady Penrhyn on the 26th of January, 1788. This date is considered synonymous with the founding of Australia. This is not at all surprising since England supplied the first colonists, and had been racing horses for hundreds of years prior. Coupled with the Australian cultural love of a good wager, it's no wonder Thoroughbred racing has become the third largest spectator sport in Australia, behind only Australian Rules Football and Rugby...
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