WELCOME TO THE MACKAY TURF CLUB
The Mackay Turf Club is one of Queensland’s leading Thoroughbred racing clubs, conducting over 20 mid-week races and eight feature race days throughout the year.
The Mackay Turf Club’s mission is to grow and develop horse racing in North Queensland to an exceptional standard while also providing premium entertainment and event experiences which increases attendance.
The Club operates the Ooralea Race Course, which underwent a $7.4 million upgrade to the track and facilities to position the track as one of Australia’s premier racing facilities. The course is home to a state-of-the-art Event Centre, beautifully refurbished function facilities, a world-class Strathayr race track, premier Jockey and Steward facilities and numerous unrivaled hospitality options.
Conveniently situated just over 5km to Mackay’s CBD and 3km to Mackay airport with a variety of hotels and motels near by, the Mackay Turf Club is a great entertainment option for race days and a sensational choice for private functions, weddings or corporate events.
PRESIDENT: John Philps
PATRON: Ian Black
VICE PRESIDENT: Andrew McDonald
JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT: Nookie Nahrung
TREASURER: Jeffery Dodds
COMMITTEE: P Nahrung | Neil Wilkinson | Mathew O’Connell | Lou Kinsley
CEO Role performed by: Committee Executive
Racing Manager: Joe Hynes
Commercial Manager: Kim Tower
Chairman of Stewards: Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Handicapper: Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Judge: Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Assistant Judge: Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Starter: Peter Conway
Clerk of Scales: Amanda Warry
Swab Official: Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Clerks of Course: Regina Andrews | Steven Cook
Betting Steward: Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
Race Announcer: Russell Leonard
Farrier to Club: Dave Rixon
Club Veterinary Surgeon: Valley Vet Surgery
Club Medical Officials: Queensland Ambulance Service
Video Supplier: Mackay Turf Club – 07 4952 1155
Official Photographer: Jim Law – 0438 243 302