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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 2013/14 season will see Pakenham host 10 TAB meetings and a picnic meeting. As such the racecourse is a popular spot for various picnic parties. The New Year's Day fixture is one of the biggest amateur meetings in Victoria. 5 out of the 10 race meetings are also Feature Race Days. This race season will be extremely exciting as it will be the last race season held at the current site. Located within an hour's drive of Melbourne on the city fringe, Pakenham provides a country atmosphere without the metropolitan price tag. It has a regular train service to the Pakenham Station which is an easy 2 minute walk to the track. 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.

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P. (03) 5940 6600

F. (03) 5940 6649

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  • Schweppes Spring Fling

    Sep 21 Sat
    • Social day
    • General Admission - Spring Fling

      $10

    • 3 x 3 Mini Marquee - Saturday Spring Fling

      $250

    • All Inclusive Marquee- Spring Fling Raceday

      $130

    • Mini Marquee Package - Spring Fling

      $0

    • Trackside Enclosure - Spring Fling

      $0

    • All Inclusive Marquee Package - Spring Fling Raceday

      $0

    Schweppes Spring Fling, Saturday 21st September 2013

    There is nothing ... More info

  • Evergreen Turf Guineas Day

    Oct 12 Sat
    • Social day
    • Paddock Party - Evergreen Turf Guineas Day

      $30

    • Pre Paid Admission @ Pakenham Evergreen Turf Guineas Day 12/10/13

      $10

    • Mini Marquee- Evergreen Turf Guineas Day

      $0

    • All Inclusive Marquee- Evergreen Turf Guineas Day

      $0

    • Team on the Turf Marquee @ Pakenham Evergreen Turf Guineas Day 12/10/13

      $0

    Celebrate the end of Winter sports and welcome the start of Spring Racing at the Pakenham Racing Club's Evergreen Turf Guine... More info

  • Pakenham Racing Club's Racecourse Relocation Raceday

    Oct 29 Tue
    • Committee Room Luncheon- Pakenham Racing Club

      $165

    Celebrate the accomplishments of the Pakenham Racecourse Relocation team at the annual PRC Relocation Raceday! Get all the lat... More info
  • Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day

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

      $155

    • Hats & High Tea Marquee - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day

      $140

    • Endota Spa Platinum Marquee - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day

      $190

    • Trackside Enclosure- Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day

      $55

    • Mini Marquee Home Straight - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day

      $330

    • Mini Marquee Mounting Yard Area - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day

      $300

    • Reserved Committee Room Dining - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day

      $85

    • Pre Paid Admission - Pakenham Gazette Oaks Day

      $20

    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

      $99

    • Deluxe Mini Marquee - Sportingbet Christmas Raceday

      $1100

    • Standard Mini Marquee - Sportingbet Christmas Raceday

      $250

    • Deluxe Mini Marquee - Sportingbet Christmas Raceday

      $110

    • All Inclusive Private Marquee- Sportingbet Christmas Raceday

      $145

    • Trackside Enclosure - Sportingbet Christmas Raceday

      $45

    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

      $250

    • Trackside Enclosure - Cardinia Shire Kids Raceday

      $45

    • General Admission- Cardinia Shire Kids Raceday

      $10

    • All Inclusive Private Marquee- Cardinia Shire Kids Raceday

      $130

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

    FREE rides, games ... More info

  • Centrebet PRC Members Raceday

    Oct 21 Mon
    • Free entry
    • Social day
    • Mini Marquee-PRC Members Raceday

      $0

    This raceday highlights all the benefits of being a member of the Pakenham Racing Club, and gives us a chance to reward and ... More info

  • Sportingbet Pakenham Cup

    Feb 09 Sun
    • Cup day
    • Fashion
    • Telopia Marquee - Sportingbet Pakenham Cup

      $140

    • Kanuri Mini Marquee - Sportingbet Pakenham Cup

      $250

    • Blue Sonic Trackside Enclosure - Sportingbet Pakenham Cup

      $55

    • General Admission - Sportingbet Pakenham Cup

      $15

    • Dark Felt All Inclusive Private Marquee- Sportingbet Pakenham Cup

      $145

    • Lawn Pass Picnic Pack

      $0

    Pakenham Racing Club's richest race, the $100,000 Sportingbet Pakenham Cup, is back on Sunday, 9th February 2014!

    Wi... More info

  • Cardinia Beaconhills Race Day 2013

    Jun 16 Sun
    • Social day
    Pakenham Racecourse More info
  • Centrebet MJ Bourke Hurdle

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

      $10

    • Jumps Jockey Reunion Luncheon - MJ Bourke Hurdle

      $25

    • All Inclusive Committee Dining Room Luncheon - MJ Bourke Hurdle

      $77

    • MJ Bourke Hurdle Trackside Enclosure

      $0

    • Mini Marquee - MJ Bourke Hurdle

      $0

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

    More info
  • Sunday Raceday-Season Opener!

    Aug 04 Sun
    • Social day
    • General Admission- PRC Sunday Racing

      $10

    • Mini Marquee- PRC Sunday Racing

      $0

    Sunday Racing is back to open the 2013/14 Racing Season at Pakenham! 

    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.


Located within an hour's drive from Melbourne on the city fringe, Pakenham provides a country atmosphere within reach of the city, without the metropolitan price tag. It has a regular train service to the Pakenham Station which is an easy two minute walk to the track.

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

The racecourse is a popular spot for various picnic parties, and the Pakenham Picnic Racing Club conducts one meeting annually on the course. The New Year's Day fixture is one of the biggest amateur meetings in Victoria.

Travel & Accommodation

ADDRESS 61 Racecourse Road, Pakenham
DISTANCE FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT 85km
TRANSPORT TYPES 
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 45 minute journey by car from the Melbourne CBD. Free car parking is available at the Pakenham Racing Club.
TRAIN http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/11

Pakenham train station is located directly opposite the back straight of the racecourse (approx 400m from the main gate). 
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS 
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. 
LOCAL ACCOMMODATION Melaleuca Lodge - www.melaleucalodge.com.au 
(03) 9796 1044 (Cnr Princes Highway & Brunt Road, Beaconsfield) 

Quest Service Apartments - www.questnarrewarren.com.au 
(03) 9796 6944 (498 Princes Highway Narre Warren VIC 3805)
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CLUB MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP...

The Pakenham Racing Club has a number of packages to suit your needs and budget. Membership is a fantastic way to become involved in the Club and is a great 'value for money' package. To download an application form CLICK HERE

Full Membership - $40 per year (add $25 for Annual Guest Pass)

The Full Membership comes with one (1) Members Badge, and no Guest Pass. However, if you do want a Guest Pass you can purchase one (1) with your Membership for only $25. Full Membership includes:

  • General admission and entry to the Members Enclosure at all meetings held at the Pakenham Racing Club including the Pakenham Picnic raceday and any transferred race meeting for 2013/2014
  • Parking in the Members Car Park
  • Discounts on raceday packages at the Pakenham Racing Club
  • Quarterly Members Newsletters
  • Invitation and Voting Rights at the Annual General Meeting
  • Bronze membership at the Cardinia Club
  • Opportunity to be a foundation member at the relocated racecourse at Tynong
  • Copy of the Annual Report. 

Corporate Pack: $120

Ideal for a business looking for a fantastic investment to entertain clients and/or reward staff. Included in this is:

  • One (1) Full membership (inclusions as above) plus three (3) corporate guest passes which entitle the bearer to General Admission and entry to the Members Enclosure on all Pakenham Racing Club and all transferred race meetings for 2013/14
  • Parking in the Members Car Park
  • Free admission to the Pakenham Picnic Race Day on January 1st 2014
  • Discounts on raceday packages at the Pakenham Racing Club
  • Invitations to various social events throughout the year
  • One (1) advertisement in the Pakenham Racing Club Newsletter or E-Newsletter
  • Invitation and Voting Rights for the full member at the Club’s Annual General Meeting
  • Bronze membership at the Cardinia Club
  • Opportunity to be a foundation member at the relocated racecourse at Tynong
  • Copy of the Annual Report. 

Young Member: $20

This Membership is for those aged 18-25 and includes similar benefits to a full paying member. Included in this is:

  • General admission and entry to the Members Enclosure at all meetings held at the Pakenham Racing Club including the Pakenham Picnic raceday and any transferred race meeting for 2013/14
  • Parking in the Members Car Park
  • Discounts on function packages at the Pakenham Racing Club
  • Two (2) FREE admission passes to any race day of your choice
  • Invitations to various social events throughout the year
  • Opportunity to be a foundation member at the relocated racecourse at Tynong

CEO - Michael Hodge 

Gaming Operations Manager - Brad Ford

CFO - Paul Scanlon

Finance/Payroll - Jake Dwyer

General Manager of Racing - Mark Graham

Events 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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