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Carrathool was once a bustling country town of several hundred located on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. It was one of the earliest river port towns established to serve paddle steamer traffic on the river. In 1882, with the arrival of the railway, a new village was established two miles north of the river and proclaimed on 20 March 1885. It became the railhead for an extensive area as huge quantities of wool, wheat, timber and livestock were shipped by rail. Typified by large merino properties, some shearing sheds would shear close to 100,000 sheep in a season.

Visit the local park, or stop for a cold drink at the Family Hotel. Pinkers Beach on the Murrumbidgee River is perfect for picnics, rest stops and fishing. The highlight of the district calendar is the Carrathool Races, held annually in February.

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Carrathool Races

The Carrathool Races are the epitome of the 'bush race' meeting. Organised by the Carrathool Jockey Club in the small town of Carrathool, the small community of friendly souls, bursts at the seams with over 2,500 excited race lovers and larrikins ready for the race meeting. This event is one of the main events for the community each year so locals work tirelessly to organise a fantastic day.

The Jockey Club Committee caters for everyone's needs with a continuous barbecue, publicans booth, refreshments and entertainment at the racecourse continuing well into the night.

Fashions on the field are a feature for ladies and gentlemen, as well as the Jillaroo's sprint and Jackaroo's dash, which always musters a great crowd. The Jillaroos and Jackaroos race is a hotly contested foot race, through the dirt and dust that leaves the participants exhilarated and the cheer squads hoarse with delight.

Carrathool Race Course
Carrathool, NSW, 2711

Located 0.1K from Carrathool

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