WELCOME TO THE MACKAY TURF CLUB

The Mackay Turf Club is one of Queensland’s leading Thoroughbred racing clubs, conducting over 20 mid-week races and eight feature race days throughout the year.

The Mackay Turf Club’s mission is to grow and develop horse racing in North Queensland to an exceptional standard while also providing premium entertainment and event experiences which increases attendance.

The Club operates the Ooralea Race Course, which underwent a $7.4 million upgrade to the track and facilities to position the track as one of Australia’s premier racing facilities. The course is home to a state-of-the-art Event Centre, beautifully refurbished function facilities, a world-class Strathayr race track, premier Jockey and Steward facilities and numerous unrivaled hospitality options.

Conveniently situated just over 5km to Mackay’s CBD and 3km to Mackay airport with a variety of hotels and motels near by, the Mackay Turf Club is a great entertainment option for race days and a sensational choice for private functions, weddings or corporate events.

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KEY CONTACTS

PRESIDENT: Lou Kinsey

PATRON: Ian Black

VICE PRESIDENT: Andrew McDonald

JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT: Nookie Nahrung

TREASURER: Jeffery Dodds

COMMITTEE: Stephen Barrow | Neil Wilkinson | Wayne Butler | Mathew O’Connell | John Philps

CEO Role performed by: Committee Executive

Racing Manager: Joe Hynes

Commercial Manager: Kim Tower

Chairman of Stewards: Racing Queensland

Handicapper: Racing Queensland

Judge: Racing Queensland

Assistant Judge: Racing Queensland

Assistant Starter: Peter Conway

Clerk of Scales: Amanda Warry

Swab Official: Racing Queensland

Clerks of Course: Regina Andrews | Steven Cook

Betting Steward: Racing Queensland

Race Announcer: Russell Leonard

Farrier to Club: Dave Rixon

Club Veterinary Surgeon: Valley Vet Surgery

Club Medical Officials: Queensland Ambulance Service

Video Supplier: Mackay Turf Club – 07 4952 1155

Official Photographer: Jim Law – 0438 243 302