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Cairns Amateurs Horse Racing Carnival 2014

12-13 Sep
2014

Cairns Amateurs Horse Racing Carnival 2014


The 2014 Cairns Amateurs Carnival will be held on the 12th and 13th of September combined with race meets and fashionista events to be held at Cannon Park Race Course on Mulgrave Road just a 10 minute limousine ride from the Cairns city hotels and resorts.

The Annual Cairns Amateurs Horse Racing Carnival is 4 days of fun and festivities including 2 days of horse racing, fashion and glamour.

  • The carnival was first held in 1959 and allowed both the City and Country residents to come together for basically a big party! Over the years the “Cairns Amateurs” has grown and matured into one of the country’s most prestigious horse racing carnivals that has merged with high fashion to make it an event for both the ladies and gentlemen to enjoy together.

The Cairns Amateurs now attracts around 20,000 racing and fashion enthusiasts to the event and the city of Cairns comes alive with visitors from all over Australia coming up to Tropical North Queensland to enjoy some social events along with admiring the local fashions, enjoying the   weather and of course the horse racing.

Throughout the 4 days, a range of informal and formal social events and activities are held throughout the city of Cairns including the Cairns Airport Ladies Fashion High Tea, Cairns Amateurs Ball, and the main event, the Cairns Amateurs Cup Day (Race Day).

On the Friday and Saturday race goers can choose to purchase tickets in various viewing locations and corporate marquees around the Cannon Park racecourse.

The Cairns Amateurs Socials and Gala Events

These are the Cairns Amateurs Garden Party where you can enjoy the presence of Kate Waterhouse the National Ambassador of this year’s Cairns Amateurs Carnival in a fully air conditioned marquee and enjoy a 3 course luncheon with table service whilst you watch the fashion on the fields judging and fashion parades along with the horse racing trackside.

Date: Friday 12th & Saturday 13th September 2014

Ticket prices for this marquee are $160.00 per person

The Carlton 1500 Club Marquee is a two storey marquee offering a great view over the racecourse and down onto the fashionable crowds of people below. Ticket entry to the Carlton 1500 Club Marquee offers substantial canapés and grazing food stations, a premium beverage package, access to private amenities and a powder room for the ladies.

Date: Saturday 13th September 2014

 Ticket prices for this marquee are $250.00 per person   

The Yellowglen House is a new benchmark in elegant sophistication for the Cairns Amateurs and is the new venue for those who value a little more comfort and class. Yellowglen House offers comfortable lounge seating, wine barrel bars, a private host to attend to your every need, substantial canapés and grazing food stations, private amenities and of course a powder room for the ladies. A great spot to view the racing form of the horses as they parade and a great position for watching fashion on the field presentations.

Date: Friday 12th & Saturday 13th September 2014

Ticket prices for this marquee are $250.00 per person

The Cairns Amateurs Ball is the big social event that everyone looks forward to at Cairns Amateurs. Set down for the evening of Friday 12th September 2014 the ball will be held under the stars on the Esplanade precinct where guests all dressed in their best black tie dinner suits and ball gowns can wine and dine on a spectacular seafood banquet dinner with premium beverages.

There will be a headline act and other colourful live music and of course a visually spectacular fireworks display over the waterfront.

Date: Friday 12th September 2014

Ticket prices for this gala ball are $250.00 per person

Cairns Amateurs Accommodation:

 The Cairns Amateurs carnival is the biggest racing event on the calendar in North Queensland and accommodation bookings should be made well in advance to avoid disappointment. For information on accommodation options, availability and to secure a booking with your race and marquee packages in place go to

Cairns Amateurs Transport To & From Cannon Park Racecourse:

Getting to and from the race course on race day can be a nightmare if you choose public transport and taxis. We always advise to have your transport pre-booked and ensure you are at the pick-up point at the allotted time or risk losing your booking. The Cairns Holiday Specialists have put some packages together with the premium marquees and accommodation to make the perfect Cairns Amateurs package so that you only need worry about what outfit you are wearing to each event.

Limousine Bookings for Cairns Amateurs

You have frocked up for the race day events so you now just need to arrange for your chariot to take you to the Cannon Park Racecourse and there is no better mode of transport than a private hire car, stretch limousine or a stretch hummer to take you and your friends out racing for the day. Talk to the Cairns Holiday Specialists and lock in your private stretch limousine or private sedan.

 Helicopter Transfers to Cairns Amateurs

Arrive in style depart in style by booking a helicopter transfer to the racecourse. These beautiful six seater helicopters will have you flying over the sights of Cairns city and onto the Cannon Park Racecourse to party on at the Amateurs. Traffic will be the last of your problems with this mode of transport. Just make sure you call us and book early!   

Pre-post Activities Cairns Amateurs

Ask our team about our Cairns Amateurs packages:- Accommodation, Transfers, Cairns Amateurs Marque entry

Sep 15
2014

Record attendance at Cairns Amateurs 2014!

The fastest regional racing carnival, the Cairns Amateurs 2014 was a sea of colourful fashions, lively venues and exciting racing. Under sunny tropical skies, thousands of punters turned out in their finest to enjoy the 56th TNQ racing event of the year.

Aug 25
2014

Shannon Noll Headlines ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball - 12 Sept!

Shannon Noll to perform favorite hits including 'We only live once' with the popular Michael Turner Band at the ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball

Aug 18
2014

Iconic Tourism Company Supports the Fashionable Cairns Amateurs

Interview with Pip Woodward, Managing Director of the CAPTA Group.

Aug 12
2014

Interview with Tourism Tropical North QLD CEO

CEO Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Alex deWaal highlights the Cairns Amateurs

Jul 22
2014

Cairns Amateurs Golden Couple Named To Fly the Flag!

Winning duo, Tony and Jane Gollan from Brisbane will fly the flag as this year’s Cairns Amateurs Carlton Mid Carnival ambassadors.

Jul 14
2014

Helicopter transfers for Cairns Amateurs

Fly and arrive in absolute style by booking a helicopter transfer from your Cairns City Accommodation to this year's Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival


12 Sep
2014
Shannon Noll Headline Act

ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball

Platinum singing artist, Shannon Noll will be the headline act at this Cairns Amateurs Ball .. the social event of the year! Don't miss out on fabulous food, exciting entertainment on the beautiful Cairns waterfront Esplanade Precinct. A memorable evening ending with spectacular fireworks under the stars.

12-13 Sep
2014
Cairns Amateurs Garden Party

Cairns Amateurs Garden Party

This fabulous social event is for the fashionable who love fun and racing. The only place to be seen and see the Cairns Amateurs 'Fashions on the Field' competition!

12 Sep
2014
Cairns Amateurs Yellowglen House

Cairns Amateurs Yellowglen House

This is a stunning and relaxing way to enjoy the Cairns Amateurs in an exclusive private reserve.

13 Sep
2014
The Carlton 1500 Club

Cairns Amateurs The Carlton 1500 Club

The most sought after location at the Cairns Amateurs

06-07 Sep
2013
Cairns Amateurs

Cairns Amateurs

For four days in early September, the entire city of Cairns stops to celebrate the Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival. The event began in 1959 as a small race meet, over the years it grew so steadily that today it is known as one of Australia's premier fun racing events. With race goers flocking to Cairns for the event from southern states and nearby towns, Cairns population swells by a few thousand over the fun filled weekend.

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