Get To Know Albion Park Harness Racing Club
Home to midweek and Saturday race meetings, APHRC is renowned for its friendly atmosphere with casual dining facilities and easy viewing of the home straight and parade ring from the wide open lawns and grandstand.
As the leading metropolitan race club in Queensland, the APHRC conducts over 100 race meetings each year. Highlights on the racing calendar include the summer (November & December) and winter (June & July) carnivals.
APHRC provides free admission and parking on race days for all race day attendees. We currently only have one grandstand which is located on the home straight of the track. There is plenty of grandstand seating available for all patrons. The building at the top of the grandstand also consists of a tote, betting terminals and bar. This building has wheelchair access via the lift located at the eastern end of the building. Our member’s room is located in the same building at the western end. This room is only available for use by our members, but becoming a member is easy.
The Pacers & Chasers Bar & Bistro is located at the top of the grandstand and has ample amount of seating. It is in a great location to view the races, with glass windows the length of the building and adequate amount of audio visual throughout. The bistro is open on all race meetings and opens 30 minutes before our first race. Tables can be reserved in this area upon request.
Children are always welcome in our club but must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us at Albion Park Harness Racing Club for a great night out!
The 800 m right-handed track was positioned inside of the unique sand galloping track and the Albion Park Trotting Club became a tenant of the Brisbane Amateur Turf Club which ran thoroughbred racing at Doomben and Albion Park.
The Albion Park racecourse was purchased by the Racing Development Corporation (RDC) from the Brisbane Amateur Turf Club (BATC) in 1982 for $9 million. The acquisition was undertaken by the RDC to facilitate the redevelopment of the venue for harness racing.
The Albion Park Paceway Complex is, maintained and operated primarily for harness racing by the Albion Park Harness Racing Club on Monday & Tuesdays and Saturday nights, and greyhound racing by the Brisbane Greyhound Racing Club.
Established in 1968, the Albion Park Harness Racing Club has hosted several Inter Dominions: – the most coveted race on the Australasian racing circuit, contested since 1936. Albion Park has held seven Inter Dominions: – 1972 (Welcome Advice); 1977 (Stanley Rio); 1986 (Village Kid); 1993 (Jack Morris); 2001 (Yulestar) and 2009 (Mr Feelgood).
History was also created in 2001 when the club conducted the trotters’ series for the first time with Take A Moment capturing the Grand Final.
Trevor was appointed to the committee in December 2010. Trevor manages Southern Queensland Plumbing who have been a generous sponsor of our club over the last 15 years. He is a director of Australian Pacing Gold and has been a harness racing owner and breeder for a number of years.
Linda was appointed to the committee in October 2014. She has been involved in harness racing for many years. Linda has been a member of our club for a number of years and is very passionate about the industry.
Brad was appointed to the committee in December 2019.
Greg was appointed to the committee in December 2019.