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The opportunity to enjoy country racing in the Queensland wine capital means that Stanthorpe is a popular destination for a short break.

At a time when country racing has been doing it tough, the Stanthorpe Jockey Club has gone from strength to strength.

For many the ideal short break coincides with the Stanthorpe Races. The Stanthorpe Jockey Club currently meets just once a year - in October - when people come from far and wide to experience our special breed of racing.

Kids at playThe Stanthorpe Cup Day appeals to...

  • Racing enthusiasts.
  • Those for whom the races is an excuse for a great social day out with family, friends or colleagues.

Social race-goers love the opportunity to tour the area and sample Queensland's top wines or explore the national parks and many other natural and tourist attractions. The four changing seasons mean that you can snuggle up in front of a log fire on a frosty winter night, or enjoy our cool summer nights. The spring race day is enhanced by the spring blossoms, and the summer race day by the abundant fresh produce in the region and the onset of the wine harvest.