Taree Racecourse is a true hub of country racing in New South Wales and a proving ground for horses looking to crack in on the provincial or metro circuit.
The town of Taree is located around 340kms to the north of Sydney on the mid north coast of NSW.
It is easily accessible just off the Pacific Highway and little more than an hour from Port Macquarie Racecourse or the major hub of Newcastle which is two hours further north.
The circuit services a local population reaching towards 50,000 in the districts of Taree and Wingham.
The controlling body reflects this and is known as the Taree Wingham Race Club, a proud asset in a community which was first founded way back in 1831 by William Wynter.
There are around 20 meetings annually hosted at Taree Racecourse with a regular spread of racing throughout the whole year.
The feature event of the year is the Taree Cup held during the Taree Gold Cup Carnival in August as well as the Spring Cup meeting on Melbourne Cup Day.
The circuit itself has a total circumference of 1530m with a straight measuring 350m.
The tight turns of Taree Racecourse create a slight leaders bias however the track has a layer of kikuyu matting underneath meaning it holds together well in wet weather.
Taree has all the facilities you’d expect of a large country racecourse including enclosed betting ring, bar and food outlets as well as a premiere function centre known as ‘The Winning Post’.