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


Ireland RAM Garden Party

Celebrate the style, glamour and fashion of the Cairns Amateurs at the Ireland RAM Garden Party. Home to the highly regarded Cairns Amateurs QT Port Douglas Fashions on the Field competition, indulge on a three course lunch with table service all just a short stroll from the action on the track.

This premium fashion area allows members of the public the opportunity to purchase tickets for an area that provides reserved seating and table service meals with air conditioned comfort.

Cairns Amateurs Birdcage

Cairns Amateurs newest experience, a Premium marquee located centerfield graced with Celebrities and Racing Icons with an all- inclusive superior package including with canapes, grazing stations and a Premium Beverage Package.

Located centerfield in the Cairns Amateurs Aviary, just past the finishing post is the prime Cairns Amateurs Bird Cage.

Cairns Amateurs Aviary Packages

Located centrefield, directly behind the finishing post is the Cairns Amateurs Corporate entertaining area, The Cairns Amateurs Aviary. Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of one of Australia’s premier award winning spring horse racing Carnivals and celebrate this iconic North Queensland event with clients, friends or colleagues in style.

Yellowglen House

Add a little sparkle to your day with the sophistication, style and comfort that is Yellowglen House.

Its central location off the main walkway, opposite the mounting yard area is perfectly positioned for people watching, viewing the form the horses as they gear up in the mounting yard and presentations of Race and Fashion on the Field winners while indulging on delicious canapes, an oyster bar and a premium beverage package.

59 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 and is one of the top things to do in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

The beautiful mild September climate entices large crowds of locals as well as interstate visitors. The dates for the 2017 Cairns Amateurs are from Thursday the 31st August to Saturday the 2nd 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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