Moruya Racecourse may only be a small venue in the grand scope of New South Wales Racing but that certainly doesn’t mean they take any less pride in their meetings than any other venue. In fact in Moruya they pride themselves in being the “Centre of South Coast Racing” and they’ll stop at nothing to keep that title intact.
Moruya itself is around three hours to the south of Sydney and two hours to the east of Canberra.
The venue is run by the Moruya Jockey Club who pack as much as possible into eight meetings a year.
As you can imagine with only eight events on the calendar they try and make very one a winner, most notably their feature events.
In January it’s the Narooma and Moruya Cup while later in July it’s the Winter Cup and the South Coast Classic.
Moruya Racecourse is actually one of the newer circuits in the country at less than two decades old, first opened in 1985.
The circuit has a total circumference of 1760m with a very nice straight measuring 400m. There are starts from 920m through to 1950m on a turf track surface with a sand base.