Christmas Harness Racing is fun for the whole family

Newcastle Live -


Christmas celebrations are in full swing at The Newcastle Harness Racing club. Santa on hand at the family friendly venue throughout December's race meetingsgiving away free show bags and spreading Christmas joy.

Saturday 9 December

Be trackside and enjoy all the fun, including live music, from our air-conditioned stand! You will have the best seat in the house with views across the track so you won't miss a minute of all the racing action.

Families can also visit the Hunter Valley harness racing museum while at the track. The Museum houses many wonderful pieces of memorabilia and harness racing history. Children can move throughout our entire complex but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when in the bar or restaurant area. The paceway is fully fenced and security is in attendance at all meetings.

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Friday 15 December

Each Christmas Race Night features junior driver races. It's basically kids on sulkies being pulled by ponies - and it's awesome!

The children driving the ponies usually have a strong family back ground in the sport however all children and their parents are welcome to visit the mini trotters at the track to find out more about this exciting sport. The mini trotters set up behind the parade ring adjacent the stables. We also run maxi trot races which is the next level up between mini trots and the big horses and the kids are around the 13 to 15 years age.

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Tickets & information


COST: $65.00 per person. 

CHILDREN: The packages are based on adult prices, the following charges apply to children.

Children (5 years & under) - no charge.

Children (6 years to 15 years) - $13.00 each

Children over 15 years - adult prices.


> Entry to Paceway - Gate passes issued after deposit paid

> Reserved tables with unrestricted views of the track

> Tote and Bar facilities available from the Restaurant

> Christmas Buffet – includes hot & cold meats and seafood, vegetables and salads. Sample menu attached.

> Live Music


Race meetings have 8 or 9 races, with our first race to start between approximately 6.30 pm/7.00 pm & the last race between 10.15 pm/10.45 pm. The Restaurant is open from 6.00pm and meals are served from approximately 6.30 pm. Large
groups can arrange a bar tab if required.


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