Austin wins the 2020 WesTrac Cobar Cup

The Cobar Miners Race Club annual Autumn racing event took place on Saturday at the Dalton Park Horse Sports Complex minus the usual large crowd of spectators. Due to the government’s COVID-19 crowd restrictions, spectators were banned from attending the race meeting however the committee was still keen to see […]

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Races is developing a ‘colt’ following

The Cobar Races has something of a ‘colt’ following and this year’s Autumn race meeting in May is promising to be bigger and better than ever with $80,000 in prizemoney up for grabs. Cobar Miners Race Club (CMRC) president Jarrod Marsden said the total prizemoney on offer this year has […]

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Marsden holds on to Race Club reins

The line-up for Cobar Miner’s Race Club executive committee remains relatively unchanged following the club’s annual general meeting on Sunday. Jarrod Marsden was re-elected unopposed as president with Vince Sikora returned as vice president. Kym Miller was returned as treasurer while Tony Polack has stepped up into the secretary’s role […]


Cooee March takes home the Cobar Picnic Cup

Cooee March, trained at Griffith by Russell Hogan, and Late Return (from the Wayne Marsden stable at Menindee) have now qualified for the $50,000 Picnic Championship Final at Dubbo after winning at the Cobar Picnic Races on Saturday. With TAB coverage and being held at the Dubbo Gold Cup meeting […]

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Autumn races draw a crowd

Above: Danae Doecke, Nadine McLeod, Seigrid Peters, Jessica Fugar, Catherine James and Julia Maclay were dressed fashionably (and warmly) for the Cobar Miners Race Club meeting on Saturday. For more images check out our online gallery

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Local horse syndicate wins at home with Jawsome

Melbourne-based jockey Rhonda Mangan made the long trip to the Cobar Miners Race Club meeting on Saturday worthwhile by winning the KML Industries-Buckman Family Memorial Benchmark 50 Handicap (1,200 metres) for Cobar trainer Wayne Prisk. Jawsome ($3.80) took the early lead and held on to beat Minamahal (Jeff Kehoe, $5) […]

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Local business success story supports race club

Wells Ventilation Australia (formerly Wells Construction) has been the major sponsor of the Cobar Miners Race Club’s Spring Races since they first commenced three years ago. Proprietor Darran Wells, who’s worked in the family business for 29 years and took over from his father Allan 10 years ago, was pleased […]