The town of Goulburn has a long history when it comes to racing with records dating all the way back to 1838. However, the Goulburn Racecourse is a relatively new Australian racing facility. The racing club celebrated the 10th anniversary of the course in 2009.
It has a circumference of 1750 metres and features a 400-metre home straight. The clockwise track has two chutes and narrows around the 20-metre mark. Otherwise, it offers good runs to the turns. The course is one of the most technologically advanced in Australia with strategically placed TV monitors, an undercover betting ring with Tote, and bookmaker betting facilities located on the grounds.
Known for its real wood fire, the course offers a charming country atmosphere. It features heritage style function areas with plenty of Members and public bars and restaurants. Though the course is used primarily for racing purposes, it is also available for other functions and events. This includes everything from weddings to corporate meetings. Tours of the course and grounds are available.
- Track Circumference: 1750 metres
- Racing Club: Goulburn & District Racing Club Limited
- Address: Racecourse Drive, Goulburn NSW 2580
- Telephone: (02) 4822 2222
Goulburn Racecourse Map
Goulburn Racecourse hosts 21 racedays each year. They are spread out over the year with one or two meetings taking place each month. Feature races include the Southern Highlands Cup, Anniversary Cup, and Christmas Cup. The most popular event, though, has to be the Goulburn Cup. The race is part of a two day racing carnival held every November. It generally attracts a field of strong contenders, which draws plenty of attention from both local and national racing fans.
Travelling to Goulburn Racecourse
Goulburn Racecourse offers bus transport to and from the course on feature race days.
Goulburn is located approximately two and a half hours south of Sydney. Once in the town of Goulburn, the track is just a five-minute drive down Bungonia Road.