Coleraine Races – in the footsteps of Adam Lindsay Gordon

The Great Western Steeplechase will be run in Coleraine tomorrow (Sunday). It’s timely to reprise Roger Lowrey’s piece from 2019…

Following in the footsteps of Australian poet Adam Lindsay Gordon, Roger Lowrey has been to the Coleraine races where the longest continuous race (that is, the one that has been stage annually for the longest sequence) in the Southern Hemisphere occurs.

Almanac Horse Racing and Poetry: Sporting concussion and a national poet.

We welcome Lindsay Smelt with his debut piece on brain injuries and Adam Lindsay Gordon. Lindsay is currently writing a book on the famous Australian figure of the nineteenth century.