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Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse

Details & Facilities

Hours: Office hours- Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. On race days- Saturday & Sunday, gates open from 12pm to 6pm.

Web: Visit website
Phone: 08 8952 4977

Home of thoroughbred horse racing action in the red centre of Australia. Pioneer Park Racecourse has all the thrills and spills of Randwick Racecourse only in the Desert. With 33 race meetings per year, the team at the Alice Springs Turf Club have always got something exciting happening for families, party fanatics and of course, the racing enthusiast!


The Turf Club's signature event is the annual 'XXXX GOLD Alice Springs Cup Carnival'. Race days during the Carnival include; Imparja Ladies Day, McDonald's Young Guns Day, Coca-Cola Family Day and Lasseters Raceday (which hosts the $100,000 Holdfast Pioneer Sprint) and is held on the Saturday of the May Day long weekend. The culmination of the Carnival is the XXXX GOLD Alice Springs Cup Day which is always held on the first Monday in May.

The $110,000 XXXX GOLD Alice Springs Cup is the largest race for prize money in the annual racing calendar, for remote Central Australia.

The Alice Springs Turf Club also hosts their Spring Carnival of racing, which includes Melbourne Cup Day and Young Guns Two.

Please go to our website for race dates, racing programs and other detailed information.

Map & Directions


Just a few minutes out of Alice Springs CBD on the South Stuart Highway.

From town, head South toward the Alice Springs Airport, driving through Heavitree Gap. Pioneer Park Racecourse gates will be on the left, between Karnte Rd and Heath Rd at The Alice Springs Turf Club.


Sunday December 18th 2016- "MAD HARRYS CHRISTMAS RACE DAY"

Come and have a punt on a ruffie and enjoy the Central Australian Racing scene at Pioneer Park. Great family friendly environment. There will be a visit from Santa and a free gift for every child on course. We have Icy Poles to give away, kindly donated by PhotosbyNikki and the Cubs Baseball Club will be holding a BBQ fund raiser.

Gates Open @ 1 pm, Five (5) Local Races. Full Bar and TAB facilities available.