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.

About Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival

The Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry. 5 & 12 Aug.

Packages Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival

For more information and to book our 2017 Carnival Packages. Limited tickets! 5 & 12 Aug.

Oceana Walk Arcade Fashionable Fillies Luncheon

Enjoy Cup Day with a fashionable lunch and premium viewing of the Fashions on the Field competition. 12 Aug.

Wolf Blass Mounting Yard

Our Premier All-Inclusive Carnival Package is located in the ultimate racing venue. 5 & 12 Aug.

Picnic in the Garden

Be in the thick of the action at the ultimate Carnival party venue! Early bird sale ends 31st May! 5 & 12 Aug.

 CJC Full Membership 2017

The Sport of Kings – Become a member & enjoy all the benefits, fun and excitement of racing!

Young Membership

Available for 18 – 25 year olds. Save your money for your outfits and a day out with friends with an exclusive membership for only $99!


Racing Calendar

The Cairns Jockey Club attracts locals and visitors to Cannon Park throughout the year for Australia’s Hottest Racing.

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

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.

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.

The Club is a proud Tourism Award Winner for the Cairns Cup in 2013 & 2014.

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