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. 4 & 11 August 2018.

Packages Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival

For more information and to book our 2018 Carnival Packages. Limited tickets! 4 & 11 August 2018.

Racing Calendar

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

CJC 2018 Membership

The Sport of Kings – Become a Member of the Cairns Jockey Club & enjoy all of the benefits, fun and excitement of racing!

Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival Packages:

Wolf Blass Mounting Yard

Socialise in style at the premium Carnival venue. Centrally located off the main walkway With substantial canapés, premium beverages, acoustic tunes and a great atmosphere, be sure to book early as places are limited. 4th & 11th August. $260pp.

Canadian Club Picnic in the Park

The Park Area is party central! With 3 food stations, the bar located only meters away, live music and the thoroughbreds thundering past, be sure to book now! Located under the shade of a super marquee. 4th & 11th August. $100pp.

Nautilus Aviation Fashion Luncheon

Ladies & fashion lovers, this is the prime location for you! Enjoy a buffet lunch and premium viewing of the Fashions on the Field competition. Relax with a welcome bubbles on arrival and live acoustic music. 4th August. $150pp.

Seven Cairns Corporate Pavilion

The Cairns Corporate Pavilion is the perfect venue for company parties and corporate gigs. The part air-conditioned Pavilion is located trackside along the home straight. 11th August. From $220pp.

President’s Lawn Party & Calcutta

Warm up your racing skills at the President’s Lawn Party & Calcutta when we officially commence the celebrations of the 2018 Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Day. Enjoy delicious canapés and a 4 hour drinks package whilst listening to special guest speakers. 9th August. $130pp.

General Admission

Pre-purchase online and SAVE $5! Cannon Park Race Course is a licensed venue. Persons under 18 years of age are permitted to enter under the supervision of a Parent or Guardian. 4th & 11th August.

Fashionable Fillies Luncheon

The ultimate fashion venue. If you enjoy premium viewing of Fashions on the Field and a day at the races in comfort and style, this is the perfect marquee for you! Enjoy Cup Day with a buffet lunch, live music and beauty lounge. 11th August. $150pp.

Schweppes Cairns Cup Golf Tournament

This is a relaxed tournament that is part of the Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival. There are excellent prizes up for grabs! $120pp. Friday 10th August.

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.

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

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