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07/10/2014 Australia FDC Australian Racecourses strip of 4

07/10/2014 Australia FDC Australian Racecourses strip of 4
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Australian First Day Cover 07 October 2014 Australian Racecourses strip of 4. The First Day Cover is unaddressed with a special cancel related to the issue.

This stamp issue features four of Australias metropolitan racecourses, on which most of Australias premier horse races are run. These are:

Eagle Farm in Queensland, its main racing event is the Brisbane Racing Carnival, held each MayJune.;

Royal Randwick, home of the Australian Turf Club, is Australias oldest major racecourse, established as Sandy Course in 1833;

Morphettville in Adelaide, which hosts around 60 race days annually, of which Adelaide Cup Day is the feature event;

Flemington the oldest continuing metropolitan racecourse in the country, with races run since 1840; including the Melbourne Cup, Australias premier race.
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