“On 26th of October I celebrated my 60th birthday at the Cairns Jockey Club’s Winning Post Function Room. I especially thank Shahnee who was never fazed with whatever request I made so as to make the function room look absolutely amazing.

Many thanks also to the bar staff who helped make the night a success by looking after my and my guest’s needs. Dave and the crew of Coral Coast Catering were also amazing. Our guests commented on how much they enjoyed their meal (especially the Paella).

After such a positive experience I can certainly recommend using the Cairns Jockey Club’s function rooms.”

– Giovanna Virzi.


“We have been coordinating the Positive Ageing Fair at the racetrack for the last two years. The draw card for the venue originally was the large space available for a seated function and ample parking. Over time the list of positives have continued to increase from the extremely helpful staff through to the diversity of the space. Shahnee really blew me away this year, I have a list of items I needed from her team the length of my arm and nothing was missed.

It gives you great confidence when coordinating a complex event program to know that you have the undivided attention of the venue coordinator. The racetrack also has a truly relaxed feel about it, its outdoors yet shaded, it attracts a welcomed breeze and without neighbouring business around it also has a unique calm and quiet. I would highly recommend the space for your function, just not around our event in August thank you ;)”

– Raine Davies, Coordinator Event Delivery – Cairns Regional Council 


“The Cairns Cup is one of my favourite social events annually and the CJC has just improved this event year on year.  We have hired a private area and invited staff and friends for over ten years, and I have to give you this feedback Shahnee and John:

Our private area downstairs in the two storey marquee was fabulous, shaded, plenty of seating, close access to the TAB, bar and bathrooms.  The bar staff this year were exceptional, the champagne, beer and plenty more flowed all afternoon!  David and his team at Coral Coast really put on the exceptional food this year, we all adored the Paella.  And the weather, not sure how you turned that on for us, but what an afternoon.

Thank you – and yes, we will be back in 2020!”

– Sally and John Mlikota 


“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.”

– Davina Phillips 


“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.”

– Tiarnie Mueller