This Day in History: 1866-10-31

Horse racing commenced at the current Toodyay Racecourse location, off Racecourse Road, Toodyay, with the second annual meeting in Newcastle. The course had been selected by Joseph Taylor Monger, Hon. Secretary of the Newcastle Race Committee.

Perth gazette, 5 Oct. 1866, p.2, 9 Nov. 1866, p.3.
Rica Erickson. Old Toodyay and Newcastle. Toodyay Shire Council , p.242.
Toodyay herald, April 2001, p.37.