Batavia Sprint

Date: March 17, 2024
Start Time: TBA
Location: Geraldton Turf Club

Celebrate this St Patricks’ Day at the Geraldton Turf Club with the 2024 Geraldton Toyota Batavia Sprint on Sunday the 17th March 2024.

Their feature premier Sprint Race with a prize pool of $125,000 it is sure to attract some exciting competition to the region.

There will be live music with Geoff Udy on the Barn Stage, free face painting and pony rides for the kids.

Entry is free for everyone.

More information is available on the club’s Facebook page.

The Geraldton Turf Club plays host to Geraldton Racecourse, which is a scenic 4-hour drive from Perth up the Indian Ocean coast.

Founded in 1861, Geraldton Turf Club is the oldest Provincial Race Club in Western Australia. It was originally based in Meru, which hosted the first Geraldton Cup in 1887. The club moved to its current home at Utakarra in 1927, taking the original grandstand with them.

The grounds also hold great history to this day, with an old shed from the 1970s used as a temporary bar during the construction of the Sunseeker Hotel being relocated to the track once construction was completed. Known as “The Barn” this building has served as the public bar to this day.

Geraldton Racecourse has also been used to grow tomatoes and hosted harness racing meetings between 1995 and 2000. In 2001 and 2005, upgrades were made to the track and the facilities, including a new entrance, new administration building, jockeys’ rooms, race day stalls and mounting yards

In recent years with a race programme of 20 race days from September through to April, the Geraldton Turf Club has attracted strong fields and good numbers throughout the season.

Geraldton Turf Club
71 Eastward Rd,
Geraldton WA 6530
Phone: (08) 9921 8366