Muswellbrook Cup

Muswellbrook Gold Cup Day


Friday 27th March 2020

It's Nearly Here!

One of the Upper Hunter's 'must attend' social events in Autumn is incorporated into a progressive and exciting festival in Muswellbrook in late March. The Cup Carnival has moved from its Spring date to transform the ever growing Muswellbrook Cup Day and invigorate the town providing an unforgettable experience at one of the most picturesque country racing tracks in Australia.
The Viatek Muswellbrook Gold Cup over 1500m is now worth $150,000 with support races including the $75,000 Horsepower Skellatar Sprint (1000m), the $50,000 BHP Mt Arthur Coal Wayne Harris Hcp (1280m), the $50,000 Country Magic and minimum prizemoney of $30,000 for all other races.
*** See below for Hospitality Packages ***
Muswellbrook Cup Day is a gazetted half-day public holiday for residents in the Muswellbrook Shire area and provides the best of quality country racing with a relaxed Autumn style. The always popular Fashions On The Field will also be a major feature of Muswellbrook Cup Day showcasing great Autumn racing attire with fabulous prizes on offer.
The country charm of racing at Muswellbrook has not been lost despite the relative close proximity to the cities of Newcastle and Sydney. Just a short drive of 3 hrs from Sydney and you can experience the way country racing should be. Why not make a weekend of it and experience a host of other events and attractions from 24th-28th March.
Included is the Muswellbrook Cup Festival Charity Golf Day on Thursday 26th March at the well renowned Muswellbrook Golf Club.
The town is rich in mining resources, yet is also surrounded by beautiful wineries and Australia’s finest thoroughbred breeding establishments. There is something for everyone! Plan your Muswellbrook Cup getaway now!

Race Day Details

Gates Open: 12.00 noon

First Race: 1.50pm

Last Race: 6.05pm

Race Program: Click here


Hospitality Options

We have a range of Hospitality options to suit your taste and budget from premium race day catering in our members area (Silks), all inclusive packages and platter packages in our beautiful grounds. These options can suit individuals, couples or groups.
Click here to get more information and to book one of our Cup Day Packages.

BHP Mt Arthur Coal Fashions on the Field

The BHP Mt Arthur Coal Fashions on the Field is sure to be an exciting and very popular part of Muswellbrook Cup Day. We'll have multiple categories on the day to suit a range of racing attire from classic to more relaxed. 'Fashions' will be conducted in our entertainment marquee and while everyone can access this area, why not purchase a marquee lawn platter which will guarantee you a seat for the day for you and your group.
We'll have more info about Fashions on the Field soon.

What you can bring into our grounds

  • Fold up chairs, picnic rugs and picnic food can be brought into the grounds.

  • Water only, must be in sealed (un-opened) bottles.NO GLASS!

  • No BYO alcohol. No marquees or other structures allowed.

  • Security inspect all bags that enter the grounds.


Proposed Bus Timetables


MUSWELLBROOK FREE SHUTTLE - Leaves from the following pick-up points to the track,

THE REMINGTON: 12 NOON, 12.40 PM, 1.20 PM, 2.00 PM
HERMITAGE MOTEL: 12.05 PM, 12.45 PM, 1.25 PM, 2.05 PM
ALDI: 12.10 PM, 12.50 PM, 1.30 PM, 2.10 PM
CENTABROOK MOTEL: 12.20 PM, 1.00 PM, 1.40 PM, 2.20 PM
TRAIN STATION: 12.25 PM, 1.05 PM, 1.45 PM, 2.25 PM

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