About the Scone Race Club
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 Peter Snowden, Gai Waterhouse, Chris Waller, John O'Shea, 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 will be run for the first time as a Group 3 - 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 Emirates Park 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 are now 1 Group 3 race, 5 Listed races as well as the $400,000 Inglis 3YO Guineas (RL). A feast of racing and black type!
We are fortunate to be able to offer the highest prizemoney in Australia for a country race for 2 year olds due to the support of Inglis. The Inglis 2YO Challenge was first run in 2000. The Inglis 3YO Guineas was first run in 2010.
The support of Upper Hunter Valley thoroughbred studs, feed companies and auction house Inglis have all contributed enormously to bring the dream of a metroplitan standard carnival to Scone and for that we are very grateful.
Scone Race Club conducts 16 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.