The Darwin Turf Club prides itself on being one of Australian’s most desirable destinations for thoroughbred racing, events and hospitality. With a total race course circumference of 1,780 metres and a home straight length of 340 metres, the track is unique to others in Australia as it is made from sand mixed with treated oil substance, as opposed to the traditional turf overlay.
Famous for the running of the annual Darwin Cup, which is held on the first Monday in August. The first Darwin Cup was run in 1956 when the Club was allocated record post-war prize money of £235 for their six feature races with just four horses.
Tradition, pageantry, fashion and style all meet in a glorious setting at one of the most beautiful racecourses in the country. The quality of the horseracing at the Darwin Turf Club is simply excellent, with over $1.95 million in prize money on offer during the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival and a total of forty on races over the eight day.
We deliver great Australian racing week in week out, 41 times a year that is broadcast live on Sky Racing 2.
Our Club is one of the most innovative, adaptable and flexible function venues of its kind in the Northern Territory. We believe we offer our clients a range of exquisitely appointed rooms with stunning function areas both inside and out along with the finest cuisine, friendly professional staff and guaranteed privacy. We are open 7 days a week, except for Christmas Day to host a variety of functions.
The Darwin Turf Club is located in Fannie Bay approximately 5km from the CBD, the Darwin Convention Centre and Darwin Waterfront Precinct. Offering convenient free parking and ample room for coaches to drop off or park.