|I Own the Racecourse|
|Directed by||Stephen Ramsey|
|Produced by||Paul Barron|
|Written by||John Edwards|
|Based on||novel by Patricia Wrightson|
|Distributed by||Village Roadshow (video)|
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I Own the Racecourse is a 1985 Australian children's film.It is based on the novel of the same title by Patricia Wrightson.
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