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Kembla Grange racecourse is a major racing centre located 80km south of Sydney and is the home of the Illawarra Turf Club.
Kembla Grange racecourse is located 10km west of the Wollongong CBD and has been a major provincial racing venue for more than 150 years.
Archives reveal that race meetings were staged in the Wollongong area by the original Illawarra Turf Club from 1834, 26 years before racing began at Royal Randwick.
The Kembla Grange estate, the present site of Kembla Grange racecourse, was purchased for racing in the early 1900s with the new course designed as a replica in size and shape to Randwick without a 1400m starting chute.
The course proper is 2200m in circumference, 25m in width and has a straight length of 420m, suiting horses that run on strongly.
The present Illawarra Turf Club was formed and conducted its first race meeting at Kembla Grange recourse in 1976.
Illawarra Turf Club conducts more than 30 meetings annually at Kembla Grange racecourse with most meetings held on Saturdays. The Illawarra Classic meeting in the autumn is the Illawarra Turf Club’s major midweek meeting.
Kembla Grange racecourse boasts extensive facilities including the Keith Nolan Grandstand constructed in the 1980s and the more recent Bert Lillye Function Centre.
KEMBLA GRANGE Up Coming Races
|Race No||Race Name||Prize Money|
|R1||H M Judd/M D'Apice Lawyers-C1||AUD $ 35,000|
|R2||Cci/Cdf Bldg Church Comm.Bm64||AUD $ 35,000|
|R3||Toyota Fleet Specialist Hcp-C1||AUD $ 35,000|
|R4||Catholic Schools Mdn Hcp||AUD $ 35,000|
|R5||Collegians Rlfc Mdn Plate||AUD $ 35,000|
|R6||Fr Paul Cooney Memorial Hcp-C2||AUD $ 35,000|
|R7||Pam Catterall Mem. Cup (Bm64)||AUD $ 35,000|
|R8||Polytrack Prov C'ship Qual.-C5||AUD $ 150,000|
Friday, 15 March 2019 KEMBLA GRANGE Race Results
|Race No||Race Name||Winner||Jockey||Trainer||Win Time||PM AUD $|
|R2||Stella Artois Mdn||AGASSI||TOMMY BERRY||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||1:19.23||40,000|
|R1||Jim Beam Mdn Hcp||LOVESEAT||JAMES MCDONALD||JAMES CUMMINGS||1:40.84||35,000|
|R3||Edgell Hcp (C2)||RESTRAINED||JAMES MCDONALD||JAMES CUMMINGS||1:24.93||35,000|
|R4||Assett Professional Serv.-Bm70||FAIRLIGHT||JASON COLLETT||KRIS LEES||2:33.29||50,000|
|R5||Canadian Club (Bm64)||COME ALONG||BRENTON AVDULLA||J G SARGENT||1:10.96||35,000|
|R6||Pfd A J 'bert' Lillye Mem Hcp||INTUITION||JAMES MCDONALD||JAMES CUMMINGS||1:10.33||85,500|
|R7||Carlton Draught Kg Classic G3||POHUTUKAWA||JAMES MCDONALD||JAMES CUMMINGS||1:37.57||200,000|
|R8||Tab (Bm64)||AUTUMN||TIM CLARK||G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT||1:38.20||35,000|
Kembla Grange Past Races
Last 12 Meetings
|15 MAR 2019||
R1 - R4 HEAVY|
R5 - R8 SOFT
|05 MAR 2019||
R1 - R6 GOOD
|Out 8m 1100m - WP. Out 6m Remainder.||7||66|
|09 FEB 2019||
R1 - R8 SOFT
|Out 5m 1100m - WP. Out 3m Remainder.||8||70|
|05 FEB 2019||
R1 - R8 GOOD
|Out 3m Entire.||8||70|
|19 JAN 2019||
R1 - R7 GOOD
|03 JAN 2019||
R1 - R7 GOOD
|Out 8m 1100m – W/P. Out 6m Remainder.||7||63|
|15 DEC 2018||
R1 - R7 HEAVY
|Out 8m from the 1100m – Winning Post; Out 6m the remainder.||7||52|
|01 DEC 2018||
R1 - R5 HEAVY|
R4 - R8 SOFT
|17 NOV 2018||
R1 - R4 SOFT|
R5 - R8 HEAVY
|Out 6m 1100m to WP. Out 4m Remainder.||8||69|
|06 NOV 2018||
R1 - R8 GOOD
|Out 4m Entire Course.||8||71|
|27 OCT 2018||
R1 - R8 GOOD
|13 OCT 2018||
R1 - R8 HEAVY
Track Map Guide
Hawkesbury trainer Bernie Kelly may have to wait until the final qualifying heat of the Provincial Championships at Wyong on Saturday week to try to qualify his talented sprinter Bobbing for the $500,000 Final at Randwick on April 13.
Fledgling Macau trainer Ricky Choi led in his first double at Taipa on Friday night with Nanhai One and Smart Win to give him a total of three winners to date.
Trainer Kris Lees will have another throw at the stumps in Saturday's third $150,000 Provincial Championships Qualifier at Gosford, hoping history can repeat.
Pohutukawa has raced to a dominant win in the Group Three Kembla Grange Classic and the Godolphin-owned filly will now head to the Group One Vinery Stud Stakes.
On a Group 3 day of racing, Kembla Grange will be on a wet track.
With all his fillies on Oaks paths, Mark Newnham will be looking for good runs from them in the Kembla Grange Classic.
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Plenty of good fillies line up in the 2019 Kembla Grange Classic at Kembla Grange on Friday.
John Sargent is on target to send one Group One prospect across the Tasman from Australia, while he has received a filly from New Zealand for a possible Sydney Group One mission.
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A capacity field for the 2019 Kembla Grange Classic at Kembla Grange on Friday looks assured after 32 noms.