There are few rural tracks in Australia  with quite the popularity and recognition as Wagga Racecourse.

Situated around four and a half hours from both Sydney and Melbourne the track is in a glorious position to foster talent worthy of top class metropolitan honours.

Trainers working out of Wagga can take their pick of races in the two capital cities and are therefore at a distinct advantage when it comes to the development of their horses.

Wagga Racecourse has a long and proud history dating way back to 1849.

That was the year they hosted their first race and they continue to operate as strong as ever today.

The track is run by the Murrumbidgee Turf Club who are proud of their course and proud of their community.

There are 24 meetings a year hosted at the circuit and they draw solid crowds from both the local community and out of town travellers.

They run a carnival in the late autumn every year and it is growing massively in popularity with its ideal timeslot after the metro racing has wound down.

The Wagga Gold Cup is their pinup race held on the first Friday each May, the day before is the running of the Town Plate.

An increasing number of quality horses are being sent to the Wagga Carnival with prize money continuing to increase.

At the track itself there are around 26 registered trainers with 120 horses in work. They also have five different tracks, three are used specifically for training, one B track and the course proper.

The main circuit has a 420m straight with a total circumference of 2200m.