Collie Cup

Date: October 22, 2022
Start Time: TBA
Location: Collie Race Club

The Collie Cup is back for another year! The 6 race meeting is highlighted by the Collie Cup, which is run over 2000m.

This year Collie is celebrating 125 years of proclamation of the town, so all events are using the KAYA slogan plus a Logo. Kaya means welcome.

Patrons can expect a great day of racing with the track in excellent condition. There will be Fashions on the Fields with great prizes as well as an additional section this year for period costume, where they’d love to see patrons dress up in the fashions of the 1900’s .

There is the usual Bar, Canteen, Tote, Bookies, face painting, ice cream van, plus TV’s located at vantage points, where you can watch the running of the Cox Plate!

Enjoy live entertainment after the last race.

Tickets can be purchased online through the Collie Visitor Centre as well at the gate. It’s $20 for adults, $10 for pensioners and children under the age of 15 are free.

More information can be found on their Facebook page!

 

Collie Racecourse is located in the southwest region of Western Australia. It is 200km from WA’s capital city, Perth, and is a scenic two-hour drive.   

The first race meeting to be documented was back in January 1901, featuring the Collie Cup, which is still run to this day. The race club was originally situated on the Collie River. In 1928 a small golf course was set up on the track, but in 1945, racing was revived with a meeting once again featuring the Collie Cup.   

After experiencing prosperous times during the later forties and early fifties, the club become inactive in 1955/56 due to a lack of nominations. This was when the Collie Golf Club took over the course, where its 18 holes still stand today.  

In the 1970s, racing started up again, when the shire leased an area of Crown Land and gave it to the Collie Sports Club, which became the Collie Race Club.  

The new club held its first meeting at the new track in 1983. Despite the lack of amenities, the meeting drew a great crowd.   

Collie Race Club Inc.
Mcvee Road
Collie WA 6225