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.

Ireland Jeep Garden Party

Enjoy the relaxed under cover setting of the Ireland Jeep Garden Party providing fashion lovers an area to watch fashion parades throughout the day.

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.

Membership Packages

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


ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball

The ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball located at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal is the pinnacle event of the Cairns Amateurs Carnival. The annual ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball features a premium seafood buffet 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.

The 2016 Yellowglen House’s newest addition will be an oyster and bubbles bar that won’t disappoint

58 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 2016 Cairns Amateurs are from Thursday the 8th to Sunday the 11th 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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