For the past 108 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.


Ronald McDonald House Charity Family Race Day 

Giddy up and get ready to make a difference! See Cannon Park come to life with family fun, live horse racing and plenty of fashion, all while supporting a great cause.  Sunday 3rd November.

Christmas Party Race Day 

The countdown to Christmas is on and what better place to gather with your friends or colleagues to toast to the year. Come see Cannon Park come to life with family fun, live horse racing and plenty of fashion. Saturday 23 November. 

Niesar Painting Christmas Twilight Race Day

With 6 days until Christmas, skip the busy shops and head trackside for a relaxed afternoon of fun and racing! The perfect venue to toast to the year. Thursday 19th December.

Racing Calendar

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

Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival 

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.

Events & Packages

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

For the past 108 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.


Cairns Jockey Club