This Day in History: 1976-10-06

‘Records go at big Toodyay race day’: the $4,200 Toodyay Cup was won by Mississippi Gambler in a record Toodyay Racecourse time of 1 min. 48.5 sec. over 1800m. The Club President was Arnold Allan Heath and Secretary was James ‘Spot’ Watson. The winning jockey was John Wilson.

Northam advertiser, 14 Oct. 1976, p.1 (photo).