Action finish Race 2Cessnock Racecourse is just minutes from Cessnock City Centre.

With some of the best country racedays on the calendar, a day in the Valley at Cessnock races is always enjoyable.


Purchased by Newcastle Jockey Club in 1981 Cessnock racecourse has enjoyed a long and proud history. 

Racing 12 times a year the course has a number of outstanding feature days.

Anzac Day - A popular event for gathering with family and friends.

Tooheys New Cessnock Cup - As a long time sponsor of metropolitan and country racing, Tooheys continue to support the Cessnock racing industry. This meeting is generally held in the first half of the year.

Wine Country Festival Race Day - Incorporating Jungle Juice Cup - This outstanding day is held on the first Tuesday in July. Many groups bring picnic style foods and claim a section of the huge lawn for their group to enjoy the day.

The Wine Country Race Club encourages patrons to bring a picnic style lunch or you can find snacks and beverages at the cafe and bar on the day.  For more information on the Liquor House Policy - Click Here

Our address is Cessnock Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Cessnock, NSW 2325