Sydney Turf Club

In 1943, the McKell Government legislated to discontinue ‘proprietary’ licenses (of which the Canterbury Park Racecourse Company Ltd was one) and to constitute the Sydney Turf Club to direct all profits from operations back into the sport through prize money and the development of facilities and amenities. [14] In 1944, the club purchased Canterbury Park Racecourse and took possession on 1 January 1945.

The Sydney Turf Club ran successfully for many years until a forced merger by the State government with the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) in 2010.