Queanbeyan Racecourse may only service a town of around 25,000 but the significance of the circuit is known around the state and indeed around the country as well.
Queanbeyan’s location just outside the heart of Canberra in south-east New South Wales makes it the perfect locations for trainers to base themselves on the east coast.
Not only do they have access to the local provincial level of racing they can also take their pick between either the Sydney metropolitans or the Melbourne metropolitans.
This means horses trained at Queanbeyan Racecourse are a common sight in some of Australia’s biggest events.
It’s not surprising the horse racing culture is strong in the region given its origins date back to the mid 1800’s.
It only really became a professional enterprise though after Canberra was established as the capital and the ACT sprang to life.
At Queanbeyan Racecourse they use the motto of “Country Racing In The City” and try to bring together the best of both worlds.
They now host 25 meetings a year and have more than $1,000,000 in prize money on offer every season.
The course is operated by the Queanbeyan Racing Club and virtually all races are covered by the TAB.
The feature event of the year is the Queanbeyan Cup hosted in late April as well as the Boxing Day picnic meeting.
Queanbeyan Racecourse has starts from the 900m, 1000m, 1100m, 1200m, 1460m and 2000m.