Cairns Jockey Club has been operating for over 100 years, The club has operated its current stabling and training facility since 1988, Racing Queensland in conjunction with the Cairns Jockey Club  have completed an upgrade to the thoroughbred racing surface at Cannon Park Racecourse and the Stabling facilities.

Cannon Park has been the home to several smart gallopers who have graduated to becoming stakes place getters and metropolitan winners. These include Queensland Cup winner Regal Punch, and the north Queensland bred trio Strictly Smart, See You Twist and Dirtiere. The far north breeding ground does not stop with the gallopers. John O’Shea, Brian Mayfield-Smith and Jack Wilson spent their formative years honing their skills and talents at Cairns.

Our improved facilities feature:

  • Redeveloped Course Proper 1800 meter Circuit
  • Sand Track Open 4:30 am – 8:30 am (6 days)
  • Bull Ring open 6 days
  • Horse Training Barrier Chute
  • Regular Jump-outs & Trials
  • Special Gallops on the grass
  • Horse Swimming Pool
  • Open 6 days per week, including Saturday mornings