Race Day Ticketed and Private Hire Options

Race Day ticketed and private hire options for the Give Me 5 For Kids Race Day, Mackay Turf Girl Race Day, TAB Amateurs Race Day, Taylors Solicitors Mackay Cup, TAB NQ Classic Derby Day, Melbourne Cup and Hawaiian Christmas Race Day.

Melbourne Cup – Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Hawaiian Xmas Race Day – Saturday 19th December 2020

Give Me 5 for Kids Family Race Day – Saturday 20th February 2021
Mackay Turf Girl Race Day
 – Saturday 20th March 2021
TAB Amateurs Race Day – Saturday 29th May 2021
Mackay Cup – Saturday 24th July 2021
NQ Classic Derby Day – September 2021 (date to be announced)

Package Options

* Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently limited in the number of patrons we can have in each area and the packages we can offer. Not all areas are available on every race meet. See our What’s On page for packages and pricing for upcoming race days.

Event Centre Dining Experience

Situated at the finishing post overlooking the race track, the Event Centre offers our clients the ultimate racing experience. Enjoy a delicious 2 course meal in air-conditioned comfort with a full view of each race as it happens.

Why not consider becoming a race sponsor and secure the best tables in the house. See our race sponsorship information (Race Sponsorship only available at Mackay Cup, Amateurs Race Day & Melbourne Cup).

Package includes:

Reserved seating and a two course sit down luncheon which includes:

  • Racecourse admission
  • Private Event Centre admission.
  • 5 hour drinks package of beer, wine, champagne, cocktail of the day, basic nip pour spirits and soft drinks from 11.30am-4.30pm (cash bar available til 6pm)
  • Local Racebooks.
  • Bookmaker and Ubet facilities.
  • Private bar & toilet facilities.
  • ATM facility.
  • Private outdoor area.
  • Security.
  • Punters club and room MC.

Visit our What’s On page for current package pricing for upcoming Race Days.

CC Winning Post Lawn Party

Available to be privately secured for Feature Race Days. Minimum guests required.

The Winning Post lawn area is a highly sought after location & offers a premium trackside lawn space for up to 250 guests. This grassed area is the perfect spot to hang out with friends for any special occasion or make new friends.

To secure this area call us on 0437 522 823 or email events@mackayturfclub.com.au.

Your ticket includes:

  • Private Winning Post Lawn area.
  • Gourmet food.
  • 10 drink tickets for your beverage of choice from: beer, wine, champagne, cider, cocktail of the day, CC & Dry on tap, softdrink & water.
  • Marquees, tables & chairs, linen, outdoor lounge, dry bars & stools.
  • Private bar & staff.
  • Private female toilets & powder room (if northern end not privately hired).
  • Television (if northern end not privately hired).
  • Bookmaker for 100 patrons or more.
  • Live DJ music in between live local races.
  • Private trackside fence viewing area.
  • Security.

* Mackay Turf Club reserves the right to change prices and inclusions when needed.

Fiesta Fascinator Marquee

(NB: Not available at Amateurs Race Day)

Located trackside next to main book-makers betting ring area, the Fiesta Fascinator Marquee is the party tent of the day. Hosted by Scott & Casey from Fiesta Rentals they have a jam packed afternoon of fun planned for our VIP’s. You have your own Bar, Bookmaker & toilet facilities and private marquee area track-side so you can watch the live local thoroughbreds thundering past as you enjoy the day with friends, family, work colleagues or clients.

Currently unavailable due to COVID restrictions

Champagne Lounge Bar

Available to be privately secured for Feature Race Days. Minimum guests required.

Enjoy the comfort on the day of air-conditioning with your own outdoor private grandstand viewing area to catch a birds-eye view of every local race as it happens and see all the action of the day.

To secure the Champagne Lounge Bar, call us on 0437 522 823 or email events@mackayturfclub.com.au.

For packages and prices, see our What’s On page for upcoming Race Day package options.

Private Trackside Marquees

Private marquees available on feature & premier race days.  Open to consideration for other race meets. Contact our Events team on 0437 522 823 email: events@mackayturfclub.com.au

Put your guests trackside! Get your friends organised for a great day at the races with your own private marquee. The most sought after in race day hospitality is a Trackside Marquee. Situated along the home straight, horses will thunder past as you celebrate the day with your guests. From 15-200 people, we can accommodate every budget, taste & request to ensure your day is a success.

To book call us on 0437 522 823 or email events@mackayturfclub.com.au.

Inclusion in all Marquee hire:

  • Racecourse admission.
  • Private Marquee in trackside location.
  • Tables & chairs including decor.
  • TV screen.
  • Bar & Catering (Communal/Private) – depending on Marquee Selection.
  • Race books.
  • Wristbands.
  • Bookmaker.
  • Security.

Package Options:

Marquee Hire Only

Pre-order drink tickets for your guests. Your guests can buy their own food from the food vans provided on site at their leisure and come back to the marquee at any time.

Drink tickets are $5.50 each when purchased online prior or $6.00 each on the day. 1/2 ticket for bottle of water or can of soft drink. 1 ticket for can of beer, cider, rusty yak or piccolo of wine, 1 & 1/2 tickets for can of champagne or corona, 2 tickets for spirit cans & cocktail of the day if on offer.

Marquee Hire & Gourmet Grazing Platters Package
(includes marquee hire inclusions above PLUS food. No drinks included.)

  • All of the above plus gourmet grazing platters. Guests can then purchase their own drink tickets for the day if they are not big drinkers.


Complete Marquee, Food & Beverage Package
(includes marquee hire inclusions above PLUS food & beverage package.)

  • Gourmet grazing platters and afternoon cheese platter.
  • 12 golden drink tickets per person. 1 ticket each for: can of Great Northern Original or Crisp, piccolo of Sav Blanc, can of Mosacato or Prosecco champagne, UDL spirits, RTD spirit cans. Drinks can be asked for in lots of 4 per person from the communal bar (if more than 1 private marquee) and taken back to your marquee where an esky with ice will be provided to keep your drinks cold. If you are the only private marquee (very rare) then alternative arrangements for alcohol supply will be discussed directly with you. This adheres to our RSA liquor licensing obligations.



Drink tickets are included as part of packages. Additional drinks can be purchased on the day with cash or EFTPOS. Food platters available on the day as well as a range of Food Vendors. No BYO food or beverages.

MTC Members and 100 Club Members are entitled to discounted tickets.

If you are a MTC Member or 100 Club Member wishing to attend either the Member’s Area or other area at any of our main race days (not mid-week race days), please complete our online attendance registration form.