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.

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Racing Calendar

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

Membership Options

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

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Melbourne Cup Luncheon

The Melbourne Cup Race Day will see Cannon Park have the only live racing in Cairns! Book your ticket to the Melbourne Cup Luncheon for a two hour beverage package and sumptuous seafood buffet.

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Book your work Christmas Party today!

Get into the festive spirit at the Cairns Colonial Club Resort Christmas Party Race Day. Enjoy a delicious luncheon in the air-conditioned Silks Pavilion while watching a 7 race program.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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