Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th August 2018 (draft dates)

The Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry. In 2018 the club is scheduled to host Day 1 on Saturday 4th August and Day 2 on Saturday 11th August.

Boasting a carnival atmosphere with a winning trifecta of exhilarating racing, superb fashion and exciting company the Cairns Cup welcomes its community and visitors to beautiful Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef every year.

Held annually in August during Tropical North Queensland’s tropical winter, the over 100 year old event takes place at Cannon Park Racecourse, home to the Cairns Jockey Club and over a century of racing tradition.

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General Admission Prices (per day)

  • Pre Purchased Online – Adult (18 and over): $20.00

Purchased on arrival at the Race Day:

  • Adults (18 and over): $25
  • Pensioners (available at the gate only): $10
  • Children 5-17 years (available at the gate only): $10
  • Children under 5: free

Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Day 1 – Saturday 4th August 2018

  • Gates and Bar open 11.00am
  • First Race 12.30pm (approx.)
  • Last Race 4.55pm (approx.)
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Red Beret Hotel Cup Day 2 – Saturday 11th August 2018

  • Gates and Bar open 11.00am
  • First Race 12.30pm
  • Last Race 4.56pm
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Cannon Park Race Course is a licensed venue.

Persons under 18 years of age are permitted to enter the Course during the two racing days of the Cairns Cup under the supervision of a Parent or Guardian.

Wristbands will be given to anyone over 18 wishing to consume alcohol. Cairns Jockey Club reserve the right to refuse to serve alcohol to anyone without an ID.

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