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Gayndah Derby Statue : 17-07-2012
Gayndah Derby Statue : 17-07-2012

Photographs supplied by John Huth

Statue of horse and rider commemorate Gayndah as the home of the Queensland Derby which was first run in 1868. "The Hermit" was the winner.

The first Queensland Derby was run at Gayndah at 1868 under the Queensland Jockey Club auspices. The Q.J.C was the premier racing club in the colony and Gayndah in the 1860s was perhaps the chief sporting centre. The Derby was for 50 sovereigns and was won by Mr. W.E. Parry-Okeden's horse "Hermit" and amongst the other starters were the Honourable B.B. Moreton's "The Rake", Gaydon's "Escapado" and "Goshawk."

Location

Address:Capper Street (Burnett Highway) & Maltby Place, Gayndah, 4625
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -25.625402
Long: 151.610141
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Front Inscription

GAYNDAH JOCKEY CLUB

(Plaque)

GAYNDAH IS THE HOME OF
THE QUEENSLAND DERBY
FIRST RUN IN 1868 OVER
1½ MILES, IT WAS WON BY
"THE HERMIT"
 

Source: MA
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