Proudly racing since 1863, the Northam Race Club hosts its race meetings at the Northam Racecourse and is celebrated as one of WA’s premier provincial racecourses. The racecourse itself is situated on the eastern side of the town alongside the Mortlock River, a catchment of the famous Avon River.
The Club hosts approximately 22 race meetings per year from May to December. The majority of race dates are held midweek on either Wednesday or Thursday. There are five feature weekend race meetings throughout the year that are abundant with on-course entertainment, fashions and of course some of WA’s best galloping action on the track.
First of the feature meetings is the Northam Stakes, the opening event of the year. The Northam Stakes is the Clubs first Black type rated race for the season. Following is the annual WA DAY Cup, run on the WA DAY Public Holiday in early June, Kids Big Day Out on the Queen’s Birthday Public holiday in September, Ladies Day in Early October and then the Clubs second listed race, the Northam Cup, in late October.
The Club also hosts non race day events throughout the year and is available for all of your function, venue and event hire needs. Please call our office to discuss our race day and venue hire packages.