||Bicton racecourse, 1905
||Perth : Western Mail, 1905
||Published in the Western Mail, 25 March 1905, page 30. Digital copy taken from Trove, 2019.
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||The racecourse at Bicton operated around the same time as the one that was situated behind the Coogee Hotel, but unlike the Coogee racecourse it went on to become a major attraction until unregistered horse racing was outlawed in WA in 1917. Patrons of the races took a steam boat to the Bicton Jetty beside the oyster beds in the Swan River and walked to the races. This photograph gives a good idea of the size and scope of the Coogee racecourse, as they both served similar crowds and ran similar race programs. The Coogee racecourse operated between 1899 and 1904, and the first races were run at Bicton in 1904.
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