Ardlethan is a small town situated in the Coolamon Shire in country New South Wales. The small town was established in the 19th century when gold was discovered. However the gold mining industry did not last that long and was later replaced by tin mining.
A railway was opened in this town to facilitate transportation in 1908. In 1983, passenger services ceased to operate, however it is still open for goods trains.
The town does have a race track which is the country racecourse of Ardlethan. It is located approximately 340 miles west of Sydney. Those who would like to visit can use access via the Newell Highway. All races here are run in a clockwise direction and the soil type is turf which makes it a solid all weather track.
Ardlethan Racecourse is under the management of the Ardlethan Race Club. The club hosts at least 6 race meetings each year.
Spectators from the local town and nearby districts love to attend the Ardlethan Picnic Cup. Other than the fact that they get to witness thoroughbred racing action, they also get to experience the relaxed atmosphere that accompanies the country racing scene.