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Hawkesbury Race Club

The Hawkesbury racing pioneers fashioned a race course from 200 acres of virgin bushland in 1865, which led to the inaugural race meeting being conducted on the course in 1871. The race course has been in continuous use for over one hundred forty five years.

Surrounded by wide open spaces, a backdrop of the glorious Blue Mountains and the history of a well established racing venue, Hawkesbury Race Club is the perfect location for your event.

Approximately a one hour drive from Sydney and the gateway to the magnificent Blue Mountains, the Hawkesbury is one of Australia's oldest settlements, first explored by Governor Phillip in 1789.

We are a NSW provincial club and hold 25 race meetings per year, with Clarendon Train Station on our doorstep and ample free parking its an excellent venue to enjoy.

Hawkesbury Race Club can cater for your event, whether it is a conference, convention, meeting or wedding reception. We offer a 4 star Motel which includes 30 luxuriously appointed rooms. You can be assured our dedicated function team, will provide the best care and attention to your event.

Welcome to the Hawkesbury Valley and Hawkesbury Race Club.

'A destination for visitors from all around the globe'. Approximately 1 hour drive from Sydney and is the gateway to the magnificent Blue Mountains.

The Hawkesbury Valley is one of the oldest Australian settlements and first explored by Governor Phillip in 1789. The Hawkesbury racing pioneers fashioned a race course from 200 acres of virgin bush land in 1865 which led to the first race meeting being conducted on the course in 1871. This racecourse has been in continuous use for over 135 years.

The beauty of the race track, set to the backdrop of the Blue Mountains and the grandstand showcasing the scenic panorama of the Grose Valley, is a true testament of foresight of the racing pioneers.