Darwin Racecourse is just 7 minutes from the city’s Central Business District. Popularly known as Fannie Bay Racecourse, it is just 10 minutes from the airport. It is currently being managed by the Darwin Turf Club, which was established in 1955. The Darwin, NT, horse race track has a home straight of 340 meters and a 1,780 meters circumference. Its surface is made of special oil-mixed sand unlike the other traditional racecourse. Darwin Racecourse hosts the Darwin Cup in August of each year. The race was first staged in 1956 with a prize money of $470.
The Darwin Cup remains to be the largest sports event in the Northern Territory with about 20,000 guests witnessing the event yearly. During the Racing Carnival, the featured event is the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup with a prize money of at least $175,000. Aside from the track, Darwin, NT, horse race track offers different function rooms, a major grandstand, air-conditioned pavilions, and lush tropical gardens. Fannie Bay Racecourse doesn’t host any Group races but the Darwin Cup remains to be one most the profitable race worth at least $1.6 million.
The Darwin, NT, horse race track runs its races in a counterclockwise direction. It is located on Dick Ward Drive in Fannie Bay, Northern Territory. It can be reached through telephone number (08) 8923 4222. The racecourse can be reached from the Darwin Airport through a shuttle service.
Darwin Racecourse Free Shuttle
There’s also a free bus service from the city center during the Darwin Cup. Also, a taxi is always available as a means of transportation. There are also buses plying the route everyday even if there is no scheduled race. Fannie Bay Racecourse is also available gor balls, gala dinners, exhibitions, corporate functions, awards ceremonies, product launches, meetings, weddings, christenings, birthday celebrations, charity nights, luncheons, outdoor functions, and race day functions visit their webite.