Horses were the cars of today and young men often spent their days dreaming of horses and girls
The best way to show off a good horse was at one of the many local race meetings.
Most towns had a race course and held meetings on a regular basis. Even the smallest town or squatting run had an annual race meeting that was the height of the social events of the year.
Races at KellyGang
The KellyGang loved their horses and enjoyed race meetings (OMA5/4/79)
There was a famous incident at the Whorouly races.