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Pakenham Racing Club

Steeped in history, the Pakenham Racing Club was formed in 1875. Renowned for being a progressive race club, Pakenham has been at the forefront of many advances in racing including; the first race meeting in Australia where decimal currency was used and a fact which is unknown to many that colour TV was experimented at a Pakenham race meeting on 15 June 1967. Officially colour TV came to Victoria on March the 1st 1975. The Pakenham Racing Club operates two 7-days-a-week hospitality & Entertainment venues - the Cardinia Club & Pakenham Sports Club A new chapter in will commence in 2014 when the club relocates, following the 2014 Pakenham Cup, to a new world class venue on 608 acres in Tynong.

Contact Details

P. (03) 5940 6600

F. (03) 5940 6649


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  • Getting There
  • MemberShips
  • Contact Details
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  • Pakenham Memberships

    Mar 05 Thu
    • Pakenham Full Member


    • Pakenham Senior Member


    • Pakenham Foundation Member


    • Pakenham Fast Work Member


    • Pakenham Corporate Member


  • Centrebet MJ Bourke Hurdle

    Aug 18 Sun
    • Jumps
    • Social day
    • MJ Bourke Hurdle Admission


    • Jumps Jockey Reunion Luncheon - MJ Bourke Hurdle


    • All Inclusive Committee Dining Room Luncheon - MJ Bourke Hurdle


    • MJ Bourke Hurdle Trackside Enclosure


    • Mini Marquee - MJ Bourke Hurdle


    Jumps Day including the $50,000 MJ Bourke Hurdle.

    More info
  • Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day

    Nov 07 Thu
    • Fashion
    • Ladies day
    • Mercedes Benz Berwick Indulgence Marquee - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day


    • Hats & High Tea Marquee - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day


    • Endota Spa Platinum Marquee - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day


    • Trackside Enclosure- Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day


    • Mini Marquee Home Straight - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day


    • Mini Marquee Mounting Yard Area - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day


    • Reserved Committee Room Dining - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day


    • Pre Paid Admission - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day


    Celebrate LADIES DAY at Pakenham's most popular raceday of the year, Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day. Run on the same day as the V... More info

  • Sportingbet Christmas Raceday

    Nov 29 Fri
    • Christmas party
    • Corporate party
    • Reserved Dining - Sportingbet Christmas Raceday


    • Deluxe Mini Marquee - Sportingbet Christmas Raceday


    • Standard Mini Marquee - Sportingbet Christmas Raceday


    • Deluxe Mini Marquee - Sportingbet Christmas Raceday


    • All Inclusive Private Marquee- Sportingbet Christmas Raceday


    • Trackside Enclosure - Sportingbet Christmas Raceday


    It's Christmas time at the Pakenham Racing Club!

    Racing on Friday 29th November 2013 at ... More info

  • Cardinia Shire Kids Raceday

    Jan 11 Sat
    • Kids
    • Social day
    • Mini Marquee - Cardinia Shire Kids Raceday


    • Trackside Enclosure - Cardinia Shire Kids Raceday


    • General Admission- Cardinia Shire Kids Raceday


    • All Inclusive Private Marquee- Cardinia Shire Kids Raceday


    Kids day Out at Pakenham is a unique racing event, with the entire raceday dedicated to the kids!

    FREE rides, games ... More info

  • Oaks Day Luncheon 2014

    Nov 06 Thu
    • Ladies day
    • Fashion

    Ladies it’s time to submit those annual leave forms, get the dresses, heels and millinery ready and join the Pakenham ... More info

  • The New Pakenham- Grand Opening

    Mar 26 Thu
    • Social day
    • The Hills Marquee- Opening Day


    • The Minis - Opening Day


    • The Hub - Opening Day


    • Track View Inside Dining - Opening Day


    • Corporate Marquee - Opening Day


    • Pre-Paid GA- Grand Opening Raceday


    The Grand Opening of the New Pakenham Racecourse is a milestone event not to be missed!

    Ensure you attend a day that... More info

  • Cardinia Shire Community Raceday

    Apr 12 Sun
    • Family
    • Social day
    • The Minis - Community Raceday


    • The Hub - Community Raceday


    • Track View Inside Dining - Community Raceday


    • Corporate Marquee - Community Raceday


    • The Hills Marquee - Community Raceday


    Cardinia Shire Community Raceday More info
  • Bruce Clough Mazda Pakenham Cup

    Apr 26 Sun
    • Cup day
    • Fashion
    • Corporate Marquee - Pakenham Cup


    • The Minis - Pakenham Cup


    • Track View Inside Dining - Pakenham Cup


    • The Hub - Pakenham Cup


    • The Hills Marquee - Pakenham Cup


    Pakenham’s richest race, the Bruce Clough Mazda $100,000 Pakenham Cup is back on Sunday 26th April 2015.

    More info
  • Star News Group Sunday Raceday

    May 17 Sun
    Sunday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • Synthetic Track Grand Opening

    May 26 Tue
    Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • Evergreen Turf Raceday

    Jun 04 Thu
    Thursday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • Member's Raceday

    Jun 09 Tue
    Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • APM Group Raceday

    Jun 19 Fri
    Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • End of Financial Year Raceday

    Jun 26 Fri
    Friday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • Racing Network Raceday

    Jul 03 Fri
    Friday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • Christmas in July Raceday

    Jul 05 Sun
    Sunday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • Racing Network Raceday

    Jul 17 Fri
    Friday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • Midweek Racing

    Jul 21 Tue
    Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • Senior's Raceday

    Jul 28 Tue
    Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info
  • Racing Network Raceday

    Jul 31 Fri
    Friday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club More info

Pakenham Racing Club

The Pakenham Racing Club was founded in 1875. Since its inception, the Club has on many occasions upgraded facilities and improved racing standards.

More than one hundred trainers and owner trainers prepare their horses at Pakenham. Most have only small teams, the bigger district trainers being permitted to train at the training complex at Cranbourne.

The most successful trainer has been Ray Webster, who won the Melbourne Cup in 1943 with Dark Felt and the Caulfield Cup in 1944 with Counsel. Nethergold, another of his team, ran second in the 1959 Melbourne Cup. He won many races during his long career, and upon retirement was honoured by the V.R.C. in being allowed to retain his badge.

The Pakenham Racing Club operates its own seven-days-a-week hospitality and Entertainment venue called the Cardinia Club.

Travel & Accommodation

ADDRESS 420 Nar Nar Goon-Longwarry Road, Tynong VIC 3813
BUS The Pakenham Racing Club runs a free shuttle bus for all race meetings from the station to the main gate.
CAR Pakenham Racing Club is conveniently located a stone's throw away from the Monash Freeway, making it a 55 minute journey by car from the Melbourne CBD. Free car parking is available at the Pakenham Racing Club.

Pakenham train station is located directly opposite the back straight of the racecourse (approx 400m from the main gate). 
Centrally located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, on the fringe of central and south Gippsland, Pakenham offers easy access to some of Victoria’s finest tourism attractions. 

Some 60 km from Melbourne’s CBD, Pakenham is close to a diversity of nature based experiences and historical features such as mountain ash forests, bush and parklands to its north, while a comfortable drive south takes you to mangrove-fringed seashores. 

The nearby Dandenong Ranges offer the famous Puffing Billy Railway, Bunyip State Park, Gumbuya Park, Warrook Cattle Farm and walking trails meandering through magnificent natural bush. 

Pakenham is home to a quality retail centre and is host to a diversity of tourism support services, including accommodation facilities, art and craft and retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and hotels. 

This is also alpaca territory. Just a few kilometres out of town you will find one of Australia's largest herds on the Mariah Hill Alpaca Ranch, which is centred on an 1842 station homestead that is open to the public. The complex includes a wallaby pen, nursery, cafe and barbecue-equipped picnic corner. Ten kilometres to the north of Pakenham, the Truleen Downs Alpaca Stud also offers guided tours. 
(03) 9796 1044 (Cnr Princes Highway & Brunt Road, Beaconsfield) 

Quest Service Apartments - 
(03) 9796 6944 (498 Princes Highway Narre Warren VIC 3805)
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Membership for the New Pakenham Racing Club is in the final stages of completion. Watch this space for updates of membership categories and offerings!

CEO - Michael Hodge 

Gaming Operations Manager - Brad Ford

CFO - Paul Scanlon

Finance/Payroll - Jake Dwyer

Event Manager - Hayley Conn

Tracks & Facilities Manager - Brendan Short

Track Work Supervisor - Warren Hunt


Racing Office (All racing, event, function & membership enquiries) 03 5940 6600 



Pakenham Racing Club

Phone: (03) 5940 6600

Fax: (03) 5940 6649


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