University of the Third Age Brisbane

Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

University of the Third Age Brisbane

Connecting Seniors to Lifelong Learning

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Social Events Coordinator: Heather Dowling.

For bookings for social events contact the U3A office on 3236 3055 on week days, or visit the 97 Creek St office (term time only). You are welcome to bring a friend to most events.



Attendees will need to find their own way to Eagle Farm (230 Lancaster Road, Ascot). Carpooling is suggested. There is parking on the infield carpark which is accessed from Nudgee Road (turn left at Woolworths and go through the tunnel into the stable area and carpark.

This is an historical outing, not one revolving around horseracing; however, there is racing at Eagle Farm on the day and attendees would be welcome to enter the races when the tour finishes (2:00-2:30pm). Entry is free.

Settlers came from all walks of life to live in Queensland in 1825 and, having left comfortable homes and lifestyle, found themselves in a “bare” country. Some of the richer settlers decided to open Eagle Farm as a place for social activities. It was established as Eagle Farm Racecourse in 1863. Doomben as a racecourse was established in 1933.

The tour starts at the Queensland Horse Racing Museum at 10:00am. Lunch is at 11:45am, and a table will be reserved at Gallopers Sports Club for U3A members – lunch at own cost. At 1:00pm, the tour continues at the Library and Racing Archive. There is parking near the library, accessed through Gate 4 or 5 at the intersection of Hampden and Onslow Streets.

DATE:   Wednesday 8 May 2024

MEET:   Eagle Farm, 230 Lancaster Road, Ascot.

COST:   $20 (lunch at own cost)

BOOKINGS:  Close 3 May 2024.