Every year, the Port Macquarie Race Club hosts over 20 racing meets, which are attended by guests that are local and travelling abroad. Each event features exciting races on our professional course, with skilled jockeys and stunning horses. It’s a perfect weekend event for friends, families, and professionals alike.
During racing events, visitors to the Port Macquarie Race Club will discover plentiful access to covered seating, air-conditioned indoor space, food and concession stands, and a sheltered betting ring with a giant screen for viewing. The club also offers TAB meetings to allow guests the chance to engage in sports and race betting first-hand.
Bring your festive hats and competitive spirits and spend a day enjoying the races!
As a longstanding location in the horse racing world, Port Macquarie’s racecourse history began as simple races on sand flats years ago and has blossomed into a fully-developed, high-end track for competitive racing. Read on to learn more about the specifics of the Port Macquarie Race Club’s track.
A full 1600-metre track, including two straights (400-metres each) and two cambered turns (400-metres each), with a width of 18-metres.
The course includes a Kikuyu grassed course that includes a slight incline from the 600-metre point to the 200-metre point, followed by a slight downward slope from the winning post to the last end of the straight.
Given the length of the course and the chutes and turns, there is a notable advantage in the 1000-metre race and 1400-metre race to horses with an inside barrier. Course experts also note that due to the banked turns and long final straight, winners often come from any of the lanes, including those at the of the race coming onto the home turn.
The Race Club hosts around 23 professional race events each year, including the Port Macquarie Cup Carnival.
The Cup Carnival, taking place from the end of September and running into early October, is one of the biggest racing events of the season in Port Macquarie. One of the most notable feature races of the event is the 2000-metre Carlton Mid Port Macquarie Cup run with its $120,000 prize.
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