Muswellbrook Cup

Muswellbrook Gold Cup Day


Friday 26th March 2021

Joins us for one of the Upper Hunter's most popular social events - Muswellbrook Cup Day!

The HTBA 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. The Newhaven Park Country Championships Wildcard is also now featured on this day!

As Covid restrictions start to ease, we hope to have a great crowd attend in March 2021. Please read our latest Covid Protocols here

We are however still under strict Covid-19 restrictions which need to be observed by all that attend. We are required to record the details of all race goers upon entry for Covid-19 compliance with the mandatory Services NSW QR Code registration system.

Group Hospitality Package Options are now sold out however discounted General Admission tickets are available online. You can also purchase on the day.

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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. Food options for General Admission patrons will include the Crafty Pit Food Van and The Denman Rotary Club BBQ.
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 in late March.
The Muswellbrook Cup Launch Party & Calcutta will be held at the Royal Hotel Muswellbrook from 6pm this Thursday.

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: 1.05pm

Last Race: 6.05pm

Gate Entry: $20 Adults, Kids U/18 $5 (kids tickets sold at the gate)

Race Fields: Click here


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.


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

UPPER HUNTER RIDESHARE IS ALSO AVAILABLE. PHONE THEM TO BOOK IN - 0418 376 016.

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