Race Day Ticketed and Private Hire Options

Race Day ticketed and private hire options for TAB Amateurs Race Day, Mackay Cup, TAB NQ Classic Derby Day, Melbourne Cup and Hawaiian Christmas Race Day.

TAB Amateurs Race Day – Saturday 29th May 2021
Mackay Cup – Saturday 24th July 2021
TAB NQ Classic Derby Day – Saturday 18th September 2021
Melbourne Cup Race Day – Tuesday 2nd November 2021
Hawaiian Christmas Race Day – Saturday 18th December 2021

Package Options

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.

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:

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

Package Options:

Marquee Hire Only
(includes marquee hire only with the above inclusions. No food or drinks included.)

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

  • All of the above plus gourmet food boxes (1 hot and 1 cold). 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.)

  • Individual gourmet food boxes for each guest (1 hot and 1 cold).
  • 12 golden drink tickets per person. 1 ticket for any drink.

Drink tickets and Gourment Food Boxes are included as part of packages. Additional drinks can be purchased on the day with cash or EFTPOS. A range of food vendors will be available on the day. 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 a feature or premier race day, please contact events@mackayturfclub.com.au