Scone Race Club was formed in 1944

The current racecourse, constructed in 1994 is only 2 minutes from Scone Airport. The racing surface is known to be the best country circuit in New South Wales. It attracts the leading city and provincial trainers such as James Cummings, Peter Snowden, Gai Waterhouse, Chris Waller, Bjorn Baker, Paul Perry, Kris Lees etc.

The Scone Cup was first run in 1947 and became Listed in 2006. The Dark Jewel Classic was first run in 1996 and due to the superior quality of the fields, became Listed in 1999. In 2014 the Dark Jewel Classic was run for the first time as a Group 3. We are the only country race club in NSW to conduct a Group 3 race. With the advent of the two day metropolitan stand-alone carnival in 2011 and it’s resounding success, the Scone Quality Open 1100m was elevated to Listed status. Following the 2012 Scone Cup Carnival, the 2YO Fillies, 3YO Fillies and the Scone Open 1300m were also awarded Listed status and the Inglis 3YO Guineas was awarded Restricted Listed status. Over the carnival there is now 1 x Group 3 race, 5 x Listed races, as well as the $400,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas (RL). A feast of racing and black type!

The support of Upper Hunter Valley thoroughbred studs, feed companies and auction house Inglis, all contribute enormously in bringing the dream of a metropolitan standard carnival to Scone, and for that we are very grateful.

The Scone Race Club conducts 17 TAB race meetings per year (including the carnival) and has a fully operational Function Centre which is beautifully appointed and has spectacular views. This is available for guests on race day as well as being hired out for weddings, dinners, parties and conferences.

Scone Race Club Timeline

1944
December 7

The Scone Race Club

The Scone Race Club
The Scone Race Club is located in the epicentre of the thoroughbred horse breeding capital of Australia. A club steeped in tradition & heritage, where quality and progression is essential.
1947
May 7

Cup Meeting Advert

Cup Meeting Advert
A Cup meeting advert for the grand opening of new racecourse.
1948
May 19

Sires’ Produce Stakes

Sires’ Produce Stakes
May 19

Cup Meeting Books

Cup Meeting Books
1949
May 18

Scone Race Club Trophy presented to owner of winner

Scone Race Club Trophy presented to owner of winner
1950
May 17

The Scone Race Club chiefs

The Scone Race Club chiefs
Mr. D. H. ROBERTSON (President) and MR. CEC. PARRY (Secretary)
1951
May 16

Cup Meeting Books

Cup Meeting Books
1994
November 18

The Track Opening

The Track Opening
November 18

The New Scone Race Club

The New Scone Race Club
New Scone Race Club shining brightly Friday night, is bound to become the beacon of racing in the Hunter Valley. A view of the opening day roll-up (Source: Harley Walden, H.W (2004). The Spirit Within Scone's Racing History. Hunter Valley, Australia: Hunter Valley.)
1996
May 17

HVBBA Scone Cup Carnival

HVBBA Scone Cup Carnival