For the past 105 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.

The Cairns Jockey Club attracts locals and visitors to Cannon Park throughout the year for Australia’s Hottest Racing.

Originally owned by the Cannon family, the land where the CJC now sits was donated, with the first race meeting held in 1911. Records show that the first Cairns Cup took place in the early 1900’s.

Cannon Park recently underwent a $1.96 million track redevelopment and stabling upgrade, the Clubs major two day carnival is the Cairns Cup in August and is home to the Cairns Amateurs Carnival.

Our progressive racing strategy, combined with our dynamic events throughout the year is consistently increasing our on-course patronage and viewing audience providing even more value to our sponsors and spectators and making Cairns a must visit for Horse Racing in Australia.

The Club is a proud Tourism Award Winner for the Cairns Cup in 2013 & 2014.

Our new site contains vital racing information and links including, things to do in Cairns, Horse Racing Form Guides, Queensland Horse Racing Acceptances and Nominations, Cairns Attractions, Cairns Holiday Packages, information about Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Accommodation and Cairns Business Events.

Cannon Park boasts crowds of over 12,000 per day during the peak carnival times and has many function rooms and hospitality areas.

The Cairns Cup is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry and one of the best things to do in Cairns.

The Cairns Jockey Club attracts locals and visitors to Cannon Park throughout the year for Australia’s Hottest Racing. The Cairns Cup is the headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry and one of the best things to do in Cairns. This year it is on the 13th and 14th of August.

Edmonton Plumbing 100 Club Race DaySaturday 9th April

Century Cranes Tradies and Ladies Race Day Saturday 7th May

IGA Leukemia Charity Race Day Saturday 18th June

Magic Millions / FNQ Up & Coming Stayers Race Day – Tuesday 12th July

Brothers Cairns Cup Ladies Day Saturday 13th August

Brothers Cairns Cup Day Sunday 14th August

Cairns Amateurs Ladies Day Friday 9th September

Cairns Amateurs Cup Day Saturday 10th September

Southern Cross Austereo Hoof Wine and Seafood Race Day Saturday 8th October

Niesar Painting Cox Plate Race Day Saturday 22nd October

Melbourne Cup Race Day Tuesday 1st November

Cairns Colonial Club Christmas Party Race DaySaturday 26th November

Why not stay over at our Clean and Friendly Motel, you can use us as a base and take day excursions around the greater Cairns area and we can give plenty of suggestions to what you may be interested in.

Our Motel has recently been described as the Best Motel in Cairns, we have an 8.7 rating from Booking.com and we believe its all about you the Guest, so why not give us a try, we are sure you wont be dis-appointed.

Lyn & Tom Murphy your Hosts

07 4033 5555


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