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We incorporated and rebranded our club to become known as ‘Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing’ in 2012, strengthening our profile and building recognition as a provider of premier country thoroughbred racing in regional NSW.

We are a vibrant club with an annual calendar of events and activities that create a strong sense of community and we offer a range of member benefits to our valued club members.

We enjoy strong support from many local businesses that choose to sponsor our regular race meets, feature race days, fashions on the field activities and more.

Our Tyers Park venue is the key racing centre for the Central Districts region overall and a vital supplier of race meetings for 2nd tier metropolitan and provincial trained gallopers. Given its location and proximity to Sydney, Tyers Park provides the perfect training base for those horses worthy of metropolitan and provincial participation.

Our major meetings, including Bathurst Cup (September) and our feature Soldier’s Saddle Race Day held on ANZAC Day, each bring acclaimed horses, trainers and owners to Bathurst and great excitement with large attending crowds.


The Bathurst region has a long history of racehorse ownership, fueled by a strong local economy with diverse agribusinesses of stone fruits, grain, sheep and beef cattle.

Bathurst’s links to thoroughbred racing extend back to 1866 with Melbourne Cup winner, The Barb, stabled and trained by John Tait on Stephens Lane, Bathurst, just 1.5kms from the Tyers Park.

The inaugural race meeting was held at Bathurst Thoroughbred Racing’s Tyers Park venue in 1959, and we have had long and distinguished history in the NSW racing industry for both racing and training.

Horses trained at Bathurst include the winners of a Cox Plate, Villiers and Summer Cup (Rising Prince) the Gosford Guineas (Top of the Nap) and an Epsom Handicap (Gold Circle). Most notably, former Australian champion galloper Tulloch was owned by Bathurst family the Hayley’s.

Tulloch stood at Haley's Te Koona Stud where he sired two stakes winners, Dahma Star (1967 Christmas Cup) and Valide (1968 SA Oaks), before going onto sire many stakes producing broodmares.

Also on the Tyers Park honour roll is leading rider Hugh Bowman. Apprenticed to local trainer Leanne Aspros, Hugh was highly successful during his tutelage and credits a wonderful grounding for current success to Leanne and to Billy Aspros, (himself a former leading country NSW rider) who provided Hugh with invaluable hands-on guidance.

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