Insights into our Cup Broadcast Nationally

29th July 2015

Well respected racing radio broadcasting veteran Tony Clements has been with Radio TAB for the past 20 years. Clements now holds the role of Programming Director at the station and is excited to be coming back to Cairns. Radio TAB is heard across a network of stations across Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania & the Northern Territory, via the UBET app & on DAB+ Digital Radio channels in Brisbane & Darwin.

“Cairns Jockey Clubs tagline is Australia’s Hottest Racing, and there is a reason for that” says Tony. It’s a winning trifecta of exhilarating racing, superb fashion and exciting company at the Brothers Cairns Cup, they do a great job of welcoming the racing community and visitors to beautiful Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef every year”

A national radio broadcast on Radio TAB will take place on the Friday morning before the “Cairns Cup Lunch” Tony will chat to jockeys and trainers, not only shining a national spotlight on local talent, but providing some valuable insight to punters across the country.

The Cairns Cup is continuing to grow and attract southern racing talent, the boost in prize money for the 2015 carnival takes the purse on offer over the two days up to $247,000. The Carnival will also play host to Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour, with the trophy taking in the two World Heritage Listed attractions of Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest along with Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in recognition of Indigenous Australians’ contribution to Australian racing.


The Cairns Jockey Club is a progressive club that has developed and increased the profile of racing in Far North Queensland. The Club’s racing strategy, combined with a dynamic events program run throughout the year, is consistently increasing its on-course patronage and viewing audience providing even more value to sponsors and spectators and making Cairns a must visit for horse racing enthusiasts in Australia.

For more information & comments please contact:

Graham Thornton, CEO, Cairns Jockey Club Mob: 0404 460 500

Shahnee Ricci

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