Goulburn & District Racing Club

South East Country Championships Qualifier - Saturday 24 February 2018



Raceday Information:
Join us at Goulburn Racecourse on Saturday 24 February for the fun and excitement of the Country Championships. 

The $150,000 South East Racing Association Qualifier for The Country Championships headlines a quality eight-race Showcase program. Support your favourite local horse as it battles to secure one of two places in the $500,000 Grand Final at Royal Randwick on 7 April. 

Off the track racegoers can relax in the VIP Lawn Pavilion or reserve a table on the lawn or the terrace. High tea, gourmet picnic hampers and antipasto platters can be pre-ordered through Goulburn & District Race Club to enjoy on the day. 

There are fantastic prizes on offer in Fashions On The Field with categories for the best dressed lady, gentleman and young racegoer. The grand final of the South East Racing Association’s Fashions On The Field will also be held on the day.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate from $11


Goulburn has a long association with racing, with records indicating that racing commenced in 1838 when challenge races held by Troopers took place in the vicinity of the Gordon Hotel.

The oldest Goulburn Cup Trophy dates back to 1885.

On opening day, 12 October 1949 trainer Tommy Smith and jockey George Moore won the main race of the day with Tyrant.

The Goulburn & District Racing Club Limited was founded in 1969 after a combined Club known as the Goulburn & District Racing and Trotting Club was disbanded. Mr Jim Bell, a past Chairman of the Australian Jockey Club was the inaugural President of the current Club.

The Club was incorporated in 1989 and is now under the control of eleven elected Directors. Election of Directors is held annually in November and nomination is open to all financial members.

In 1999 the Club moved to its new premises in Racecourse Drive off Taralga Road. The Club is now in charge of its own destiny and has no constraints.

Goulburn & District Racing Club Limited is in the business of providing the best thoroughbred racing in Country New South Wales, with the highest quality facilities for trainers and horses alike.