Take a virtual heritage tour of Goodna commencing
at the Goodna War Memorial, unveiled in 1921

December 26, 2007

The long-forgotten Goodna Racecourse

The long-forgotten Goodna Racecourse - adjacent to what is now the Ipswich Motorway - closed for the last time in 1929.

This popular racecourse was located opposite the Gailes Railway Station, immediately to the east of where the Logan Motorway is now situated.

It was built on low lying land now occupied by Rocla Pipes.

The Goodna Racecourse was a mecca for owners, trainers, jockeys, bookmakers, punters and underage gamblers who sought fame and fortune on the humble track at Goodna.

It was fondly remembered by longtime Goodna resident Steve Davies who recalled his childhood memories in 2007 of this long forgotten racecourse.

Steve Davies was born in Goodna in 1915 and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the early days of Goodna. His fascinating recollections provide a valuable, historic record of life in the town of Goodna during the past 100 years.

Can you help with information on the historic Goodna Racecourse?

We are searching for surviving pictures of the historic Goodna Racecourse.

If you are aware of any pictures or other information about this important part of Goodna's history, please email
Cr Paul Tully.

This site is dedicated to the preservation of our local history in
Ipswich's Eastern Suburbs including Goodna, Gailes, Camira,
Bellbird Park, Augustine Heights, Brookwater, Springfield,
Redbank Plains, Redbank and Collingwood Park.
Please email Cr Paul Tully with details for inclusion on this site.