Countdown to Cup DaySaturday 15th October 2016
Just 6 weeks and 3 days
till the action starts!
Book your lunch table or weekend now
Welcome from the Stanthorpe Jockey Club
For every country racing enthusiast, a great day out combines the thrill and colour of racing with the opportunity to socialise in a relaxed outdoor carnival atmosphere.
Each spring the action moves to Stanthorpe's Armstrong Park on the Granite Belt. Here in the Queensland wine capital, the Stanthorpe Cup has established a firm place on the annual social calendar for locals and visitors alike. The mix of keen racing, fashion, activities for children, marquee lunches and the chance to sample some of Queensland's finest wines are key elements of this big day out.
Racing began in the former tin mining town in 1872 and since then it has experienced its share of highs and lows. Challenged at times by war, drought and equine influenza, nothing has quashed the locals' love of this annual social event. In recent times, many tourists have planned their visit around Cup day, and once experienced, they return year after year.
The Stanthorpe Cup is a one of many spring events during the Granite Belt's Primavera season, so early booking is recommended.
Follow the links at the right to book your lunch table, and for your accommodation visit www.granitebeltwinecountry.com.au.