Canberra races are held at Thoroughbred Park Racecourse, which is home to racing in the Australian Capital Territory. The Canberra Racecourse has undergone redevelopment in recent years and now boasts a state of the art turf track and an all weather track known as the Acton Track.

The main race days at the Canberra racetrack are the Black Opal Stakes race meeting, which sees the running of the Black Opal Stakes, a 2YO race for the youngsters with Golden Slipper aspirations and the Canberra Cup meeting.

The club also hosts special functions on other significant Australian race days such as Melbourne Cup day.

When betting on the Canberra races you may want to pay special attention to the Sydney raiders when looking through your Canberra racing formguide. The leading Sydney trainers are now starting to send their horses to Canberra for the biggest race meeting of the year.

Thoroughbred Park Racecourse Details

State: Australian Capital Territory
Circumference: 1815 Meters
Direction: clockwise

Acton Track Details

State: Australian Capital Territory
Circumference: 1597 Meters
Direction: clockwise

The Canberra Racecourse has two racetracks since the redevelopment of the racecourse.
The course proper has a track circumference of 1815 metres while the Acton Track has a circumference of 1597 metres.

Major Canberra Races – Group Races

Canberra Cup
• Black Opal Stakes

Thoroughbred Park Racecourse Map


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Address: Randwick Rd, Lyneham, ACT 2602, Australia
Telephone: (02) 6241 3888

Getting to Canberra Races at Thoroughbred Park

Canberra Racecourse is easily accessible by bus. Action Buses take you straight into the track. Take the route 56 bus for Gungahlin from the city centre if you want to head to the Canberra races at Thoroughbred Park.