Gunnedah is home to a beautiful horse racing facility - the Riverside Racecourse.

The course has a 1800m rounded square circumference, a long sweeping home turn and a 400m straight, and is regarded as the track “Where every horse gets its chance”, making it popular with trainers and punters alike.

The Gunnedah Jockey Club holds its Gold Cup Meeting every year in May and hosts its very popular Christmas Hams Meeting in early December. In addition, the Gunnedah Jockey Club holds the Somerton Cup Meeting in January, the Boggabri Cup Meeting in February/March, the Curlewis Cup Meeting in June and the Manilla Cup Meeting in October. All meetings are covered by the TAB and Sky Racing Channel.

The Gunnedah Jockey Club has a rich history, with the district producing many fine horseman, racehorses and racing administrators.

Gunnedah's central location, between the Hunter and North West, Western and Central Racing Districts, results in capacity fields and competitive racing.

For further information visit


Opening Hours
Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat and Sun: 10am - 3pm

83 Chandos Street, Gunnedah, NSW 2380

Phone: 02 6740 2230 | 1800 KOALAS

Gunnedah Shire Council