Muswellbrook Cup

Muswellbrook Cup Day


Friday 27th March 2020

Coming Soon!

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 Muswellbrook Cup over 1500m is now worth $150,000 with support races including the $75,000 Skellatar Sprint (1000m), the $50,000 Wayne Harris Hcp (1280m), the $50,000 Country Magic and minimum prizemoney of $30,000 for all other races.
*** Hospitality Packages will be available in January ***
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: TBC

Last Race: TBC


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