A massive rainfall just in time for Cup Day in 1972 left the track so sopping wet that the Cup was nearly called off – an unthinkable act! Club President Jack Haynes and the Port Hedland Port Authority leapt into action to save the day, deploying one of the Port Authority’s helicopter pilots to … (read more →)
One of the Healey family’s horses “Lite Bronze”, glistening with sweat straight after a race!
Several generations of the Healey family are renowned throughout WA and the Pilbara for their achievements in racing and training.
Pictured: Lite Bronze after a race at the Port Hedland Racecourse, being held by Basil Bennet who is talking to horse owner Len … (read more →)
…and has gone on to attend Cup Day every single year since (bar one), right up to the present day!
Arnold is an historic figure in Port Hedland and has been a driving force in the Turf Club since the 60s.
Local jockey and trainer A. “Mac” McGuckin was front and centre again at the 1951 races, riding 6 winners himself and also coming home as the leading trainer to boot!
Avergne was ridden to victory in the Port Hedland Cup by Fred Wilson.
Full article below!
Port Hedland Race Week. (1951, August 30). Northern Times(Carnarvon, WA : 1905 … (read more →)
Hedland News. (1949, July 21). Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA : 1905 – 1952), p. 7. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74929209
This week end will be a very gay one for all Hedland folk. It is our annual race week which everyone looks forward to every … (read more →)
Some great pictures from the 1948 Races! Check out the gorgeous 40s fashions on the ladies, and the Stocker boys in their fedoras chatting up the stylish girls from Perth.
AT THE PORT HEDLAND RACES. (1948, September 2).Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 – 1954), p. 38. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article39088586
AT THE PORT HEDLAND … (read more →)
This year’s Race Week in 1948 sounds like it was an exciting and eventful carnival!
Ozonic Girl won the Port Hedland Cup on Monday the 16th August 1948, ridden by J. Edwards.
The next race after the Cup, the District Handicap, was won by much-revered local jockey Mr McGuckin (affectionately known as Mac) on racehorse Driftwood.
Driftwood was obviously a feisty beast. During … (read more →)
Race Ball at Port Hedland. (1935, September 7). The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 – 1954), p. 16. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article32909831
Race Ball at Port Hedland
THE Annual Race Meeting of the Port Hedland Racing Club last week-end was the signal for numerous social activities. On August 23, a very successful dance was held … (read more →)
The Port Hedland Race Week Entertainment Committee were kept EXTREMELY busy with Race Week back in the 30s! And what’s this about dancing until 4am?! Read the full article below.
LADY HOBBS ENTERTAINS. (1934, September 6). Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 – 1954), p. 31. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37721665
PORT … (read more →)