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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 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.

Contact Details

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F. (03) 5940 6649

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Nov 06 Thu

Oaks Day Luncheon 2014

Thu 06 Nov 2014 GATESOPEN 12:00 PM

Ladies it’s time to submit those annual leave forms, get the dresses, heels and millinery ready and join the Pakenham Racing Club for its 2014 Oaks Day Luncheon! While we may not be racing this year due to our new venue currently being under construction, we are very much looking forward t...view more information

Mar 26 Thu

The New Pakenham- Grand Opening

Thu 26 Mar 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $20

    Each

  • Packages from

    $30

    Per Person

First ever raceday to be held at the NEW Pakenham Racing Club!

Cardinia Shire Community Raceday

Sun 12 Apr 2015 GATESOPEN 10:38 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $80

    Per Person

Sunday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Apr 26 Sun

Pakenham Cup

Sun 26 Apr 2015 GATESOPEN 10:49 AM
  • General Admission

    $30

    Each

  • Packages from

    $30

    Per Person

Pakenham Racing Club's richest race is back- The Pakenham Cup!

May 17 Sun

Sunday Racing

Sun 17 May 2015 GATESOPEN 10:52 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $80

    Per Person

Sunday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

May 26 Tue

Synthetic Track Grand Opening

Tue 26 May 2015 GATESOPEN 10:54 AM

Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jun 04 Thu

Evergreen Turf Raceday

Thu 04 Jun 2015 GATESOPEN 10:56 AM

Thursday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jun 09 Tue

Member's Raceday

Tue 09 Jun 2015 GATESOPEN 10:57 AM

Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jun 19 Fri

APM Group Raceday

Fri 19 Jun 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

James Boag's Grassroots Footy Raceday

Sun 21 Jun 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $80

    Per Person

Sunday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jun 26 Fri

End of Financial Year Raceday

Fri 26 Jun 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Friday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jul 03 Fri

Thank God it's Friday Raceday

Fri 03 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Friday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jul 05 Sun

Christmas in July Raceday

Sun 05 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $70

    Per Person

Sunday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jul 17 Fri

Thank God it's Friday Raceday

Fri 17 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:57 AM

Friday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jul 19 Sun

Sunday Racing

Sun 19 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $80

    Per Person

Sunday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jul 21 Tue

Midweek Racing

Tue 21 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jul 28 Tue

Senior's Raceday

Tue 28 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Tuesday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

Jul 31 Fri

Thank God it's Friday Raceday

Fri 31 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 PM

Friday Racing @ Pakenham Racing Club

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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.

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

Travel & Accommodation

ADDRESS 71 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)
CLUB LOCATION 
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CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Membership for the New Pakenham Racing Club is in the final stages of completion. Watch this space for updates of membership categories and offerings!

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

Email:

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