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Northern Crowns | Cairns Cup

Cairns Jockey Club

Cairns Jockey Club, Cannon Park Racecourse, 585-619 Mulgrave Road, Woree

Part of the Northern Crowns Race Series

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Superb fashion, exhilarating racing and exciting company, the Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar. An event that provides each and every racegoer the opportunity to be part of something special.

Hosting two incredible race days comprising of food, wine, fashion and of course first class racing, the Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival is an experience not to be missed. Both race days provide unique package offerings, whether it’s corporate, glamorous or a party experience, there’s a package for everyone.

IGA & the Leukaemia Foundation will once again co-sponsor the first day of the Carnival to raise much needed funds. The Red Beret Hotel & IGA Leukaemia Cairns Cup Day 1 will be held on Saturday 3rd August and the Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Day 2 on Saturday 10th August 2019.

The Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry.

Cairns Cup Day 1 Saturday 3rd August
Welcome Lawn Party & Calcutta Thursday 8th August
Schweppes Cairns Cup Golf Tournament Date TBC
Cairns Cup Day 2 Saturday 10th August

Boasting a carnival atmosphere with a winning trifecta of exhilarating racing, superb fashion and exciting company the Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup welcomes its community and visitors to beautiful Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef every year.

The Cairns Jockey Club is proud to have provided over 100 years of Australia’s Hottest Racing.

For the past 106 years, Cannon Park has been the home of the Cairns Jockey Club and has continued its commitment to local racing making it one of the top things to do in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

Originally owned by the Cannon family, the land where the CJC now sits was donated, with the first race meeting held in 1911. Records show that the first Cairns Cup took place in the early 1900’s.

Our progressive racing strategy, combined with our dynamic events throughout the year is consistently increasing our on-course patronage and viewing audience providing even more value to our sponsors and spectators and making Cairns a must visit for Horse Racing in Australia.

Cannon Park boasts crowds of over 12,000 per day during the peak carnival times and has many function rooms and hospitality areas.


The information set out on this event page is correct as at the date of publication and may be subject to further change by Racing Queensland or the event promoter (if Racing Queensland is not the event promoter) in their absolute discretion. Please visit http://www.racingqueensland.com.au/ for the current race calendars. Please check race schedules for final times two days before, race numbers are not final.



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