For the past 110 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.

2024 racing calendar

Upcoming Race Days

Monday 10th June 2024

Thursday 18th July 2024

Thursday 1st August 2024

Cairns Amateurs Ladies Day Friday 13th September 2024

Cairns Amateurs Cup Day Saturday 14th September 2024

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Red Beret Hotel

Cairns Cup Carnival

Celebrate fillies, fashion and racing at the memorable Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival! Featuring multiple events that encompass the frivolity, glamour and prestige of racing.

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Enjoy all of the benefits, fun and excitement of racing! A place where fashion, food and fun come face to face with fillies and thoroughbreds


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Cannon Park is the perfect location to host your next event! Whether you are looking for a corporate meeting space, a fun birthday party venue or an elegant wedding destination, we cater for all.

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Woree State High School

Our experience at the Cairns Jockey Club was nothing short of exceptional. As a school organizing an event for a group of 100, finding the right venue can be quite challenging. However, from the moment we arrived, we were met with professionalism and warmth from the staff.

One of the standout features of the venue was undoubtedly the ample parking available, which made it incredibly convenient for our attendees. It’s often overlooked, but having sufficient parking can significantly enhance the overall experience, and the Cairns Jockey Club exceeded our expectations in this regard.

The venue itself was of high quality, providing a comfortable and spacious environment for our event. Whether it was accommodating our group size or providing the necessary facilities, the Cairns Jockey Club truly caters to various needs seamlessly.

Moreover, I must commend the staff for their unwavering support throughout our time there. Their assistance and attention to detail ensured that everything ran smoothly, allowing us to focus on the event itself without any worries.

Lastly, I cannot overlook the catering provided. Despite being budget-friendly, the quality of the food surpassed our expectations. It’s not easy to find a balance between affordability and quality, but the Cairns Jockey Club managed to achieve just that.

Overall, our school was not only impressed but also immensely grateful for the experience provided by the Cairns Jockey Club. It’s rare to find a venue that ticks all the boxes, but this establishment truly exceeded our expectations. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others and look forward to future opportunities to host events there. Thank you to the entire team for making our event a resounding success!

Tiarnie Mueller

Had a fabulous time today at Melbourne Cup Luncheon, I attended the cocktail party upstairs in the air conditioned function room. The service was great, friendly staff and the catering was awesome a great variety to choose from and very tasty. Well done Cairns Jockey Club and Coral Coast Catering.

Davina Phillips

Maybe it was the champagne or maybe it was the winning but the food in the winning post bar was amaaaaazing! We went home very happy.

David Robertson

Without a doubt the place to be yesterday was at the Cairns Cup, Cannon Park was just magnificent with new and exciting venues catering to every race goer! I truly can’t wait for next year where our Cup Carnival will prove itself to again to be the premier racing event in North Queensland.