The Cairns Jockey Club attracts locals and visitors to Cannon Park throughout the year for Australia’s Hottest Racing.
The Sport of Kings – Become a member & enjoy all the benefits, fun and excitement of racing!
The Cairns Cup is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry.
Give your business the opportunity to shine! With over $100,000 in prizes to win, there has never been a better opportunity to be involved in the Sport of Kings!
For the past 105 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.
Cannon Park recently underwent a $1.96 million track redevelopment and stabling upgrade, the Clubs major two day carnival is the Cairns Cup in August and is home to the Cairns Amateurs Carnival.
The Club is a proud Tourism Award Winner for the Cairns Cup in 2013 & 2014.
Our new site contains vital racing information and links including, things to do in Cairns, Horse Racing Form Guides, Queensland Horse Racing Acceptances and Nominations, Cairns Attractions, Cairns Holiday Packages, information about Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Accommodation and Cairns Business Events.
Cannon Park boasts crowds of over 12,000 per day during the peak carnival times and has many function rooms and hospitality areas.