Racing Calendar

General Race Day Information

General Admission

General Admission

We offer free admission on all general race meetings. Some feature race meetings or charity events may have a small entry fee. If you are unsure if the day you are attending is a feature race meeting please contact the club on 07 3262 2577.

Dress Code

Dress Code

The minimum dress standard for members of the general public attending Albion Park Raceway is clean and neat casual dress. Footwear is mandatory at all times. Members of the general public may be refused entry to Albion Park Raceway by Club Officials if it is felt that these standards are not being adhered to.

Race Times

Race Times

Unfortunately we do not know the exact race times until our fields are declared three days prior to the meeting date. Saturday night meetings usually begin between 5-5.30PM and finish between 9.30-10PM. Tuesday and Friday meeting times vary a little more. Our racing calendar displayed on our website will have the most up to date race times or feel free to contact us to confrim.

Parking

Parking

Free parking is available for all general race day attendees. Our carpark can be accessed via Yulestar St, which is directly across the road from the Breakfact Creek Hotel carpark.

Race Day Facilities

Race Day Facilities

Located within our main granstand building you will find Pacesetters Bar & Bistro, TOTE and self serve betting terminals, as well as glass windows and television screens for race viewing. The building has a disabled lift and the granstand includes a viewing deck for wheelchair access.
Have A Bet This Week!

FORM GUIDES

HARNESS FIELDS

Track Records Currently Held at Albion Park
  • Pacers

    Horse Mile Rate Distance Date
    Franco Bulgari 1:50.7 1119m MS 06-May-14
    Im Themightyquinn NZ 1:50.4 1660m MS 05-Jul-14
    Bling It On 1:52.4 2138m MS 17-Oct-15
    Yulestar NZ 1:56.2 2647m MS 5-May-01
    Our High Jinx NZ 1:55.0 2680m MS 24-Oct-15
    Tip Your Hat 1:57.2 2138m SS 13-Nov-10
    Major Moment NZ 1:57.0 2647m SS 21-Jun-14
  • Trotters

    Horse Mile Rate Distance Date
    Our Overanova NZ 1:56.2 1660m MS 15-Oct-16
    Our Overanova NZ 1:58.6 2138m MS 15-Aug-15
    Forgotten Hero 2:06.4 2647m MS 2-Jun-01
    Sea Spray Notch NZ 2:01.9 1628m SS 23-Jul-12
    Our Overanova NZ 1:59.0 2138m SS 19-Sep-15
    Releven Dream NZ 2:00.8 2647m SS 22-Sep-15
    Take A Moment 2:03.2 3157m SS 28-Apr-01
Beginners Guide
  • The Basics

    Harness racing is an exhilarating sport where horse and driver act in unison to pit their wits against the opposition to see which pairing comes out on top! Meanwhile the spectator gets within meters of all the thrills and spills and with a bit of luck may even finish the race better off having beaten the bookies!!

    Harness racing horses are 'Standardbreds'. The name "Standardbred" originated because the early horses were required to reach a certain standard for the mile distance in order to be registered as part of the new breed. "Standardbred" had to be able to trot a mile within a “standard” time (2minutes 30seconds). Today, Standardbreds race much faster than the original standard, with most races in Australia now pacing the mile below 2 minutes, with trotters only a few seconds slower.

    In harness racing, Standardbreds either trot or pace. There is two types of Standardbred seen racing in Australia - differentiated by their 'gait' or leg movement style:
    • The 'pacer' moves the legs on the same side back and forward together - this is known as a 'lateral gait'.
    • Alternatively the trotter employs a 'diagonal gait' moving front right with rear left leg, and vice versa.

    The sulky or gig on which the driver sits on is one of the most important pieces of equipment for harness racing. The driver balances on the sulky with legs along the shafts to maintain equilibrium. The design of the sulky combined with the way the driver sits on it ensures optimum performance with surprisingly little handicap to the horse's performance. The driver wears a variety of safety equipment including a protector vest and helmet. They also wear their individual unique 'racing colours' so they can easily be distinguished during the race and, in most races, carry a whip.
  • Betting Info

    Having a bet on harness racing can be a lot of fun and it is exciting cheering home your selection. This guide to betting and bet types is designed to simplify the process as much as possible.
    Win: Your horse must finish first to collect.
    Place: Your horse must finish first, second and third to collect.
    Exacta: You play two horses. They must come in first and second in exact order to collect.
    Exacta Box: You play two horses. They must come in first and second in either order to collect. Since this has multiple wagers in combination.
    Trifecta: You play three horses. They must come in first, second, and third in exact order to collect.
    Trifecta Key: You play three horses. You chose one horse to win, called the key horse, who must come in first followed by the other two horses second and third in any order to collect. You may play more than two horses in second and third, which means any two of those horses can finish in those positions and you will win.
    Trifecta Box: You play three horses. They must finish first, second, and third in any order to collect.
    Quadrella: The Quaddie requires you to select four winners from the four nominated races. And the rewards, for a small outlay, can be big! On all harness racing meetings Quinella: You pick two runners to finish first and second (the order does not matter). Quinella bets can be boxed or bankered.
    Boxed Quinella: You choose runners to finish first and second in any order. Pick the three, four, five or more runners that you like and by boxing them, you buy all the possible combinations of any of those runners coming first and second.
    Eachway: Combines a Win and a Place bet on the same runner. If your runner wins, you collect both the Win and Place dividend. If your runner finishes 2nd or 3rd, you collect the Place dividend.