Walkaway Cup

Date: December 27, 2022
Start Time: TBA
Location: Geraldton Turf Club

Continue the christmas celebrations by heading to Geraldton Turf Club.

Sponsored by Mt Augustus Tourist Park, there will be live music by Geoff Udy, a public beer garden and a face painter and bouncy castle for the kids.

More details will be avaiable on the club’s website.

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