The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns in early September each year.


Private Trackside Enclosure Packages

Racing aficionados will tell you the action always heats up at the home turn! Imagine the thrill your clients will experience in a Private Trackside Enclosure Package, located on at the bottom of the home straight just metres away from the horses as they race to the finish line!

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Membership Packages

Purchase one of our Membership packages tailored to include your favourite Cairns Amateurs events and enjoy a membership discount!


Cairns Amateurs Ball

The Cairns Amateurs Ball is the pinnacle event of the Cairns Amateurs Carnival. The annual ANZ Cairns Amateurs ball features a premium seafood banquet accompanied by premium beverages for the duration of the evening as well as a seamless assortment of colourful live music for a night of dancing under the stars


Yellowglen House

Yellowglen House, the new benchmark in racing sophistication Elegant but comfortable, the new Yellowglen house will be the ultimate racing venue for those who value sophistication and class.

57 years on, the Cairns Amateurs is now complemented by a host of social activities, some formal and some very informal including a number of Members-only and corporate functions as well as events and areas for the general public on both race days.

The beautiful mild September climate entices large crowds of locals as well as interstate visitors. The dates for the 2015 Cairns Amateurs are from Thursday the 10th to Sunday the 13th of September.

The race meeting prize money draws interest Queensland wide and attracts large race fields each year, both new and returning participants. The two-day race meeting has always been held at Cannon Park Race Course, however the social functions that surround the Carnival vary from style and venue.

The Club aims to provide events that appeal to the Community as a whole as well as to Members and their Guests. Each year the events evolve to suit the requirements and requests of Members and the public accordingly. The social events are the premier functions held in Cairns each year and see locals mixing with Governors, Premiers mixing with celebrities and business leaders mixing with fashionistas.

Our Club is determined to keep abreast with the advances in tourism and population growth and to provide the necessary infrastructure at our Carnival that offers first class racing and social events that capture the interest of all Australians as well as remaining a viable draw card for the advancement of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

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