Bowen Turf Club began holding regular race meets over 155 years ago, with the first recorded race meeting in 1846. The club became official in 1863, and has been a pivotal race track on the Queensland racing circuit ever since. Before the advent of television and other technology, the club was the main entertainment venue for the Bowen, Collinsville and greater Whitsunday regions, racing up to 26 times per year. In recent years, the club races 4 to 5 times per year, with the biggest race days – The Ben Bolt Cup and the famous Bowen Cup, still bringing several thousand visitors to Ben Bolt Park between them.
The club is, and always has been, run by volunteers, who have dedicated their time to continually improving race days and ensuring the longevity of the club. We are looking forward to our next race meet on Sat 1 June 2019 when the Bowen Turf Club will host Round 7 of the TAB Battle of Bush Race Series.
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