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  • GPO Box 589, Darwin, NT 0801Ph. (08) 8941 1566 Fax (08) 8981 4493

Darwin’s Fannie Bay racecourse was opened in 1955 and is the home of the Darwin Turf Club.

Fannie Bay is a suburb of Darwin located 5km from the Darwin CBD and 9km from Darwin Airport.

From humble beginnings Darwin Turf Club nopw condcuts 39 race meetings each winthe pinnacle being the Darwin Cup carnival that extends over eight meetings during the height of the dry season in July and August.

The Darwin Cup has grown since the 1980s into one of the most popular racing events in Australia attracting thousands of interstate visitors each year.

The Fannie Bay course is a sandy dirt track and is covered with sump oil that seals the surface and ensures racing can continue during the summer wet season.

Fannie Bay racecourse has a circumference of 1780 metres and features a downhill back straight run. The course proper is 15 metres wide with a horseshow turn from the 600m to the start of the 340 metres home straight.

Races are held in the anti-clockwise directions over distances from 900m to 2000m. There is a starting chute for races over 1300 metres that extends the back straight run to the home turn to 650 metres.

FANNIE BAY Up Coming Races

Race NoRace NamePrize Money
WeightsBm76 Hcp AUD $ 23,000
Weights0 - 64 Hcp AUD $ 21,000
Weights0 - 58 Hcp AUD $ 20,000
WeightsBm54 Hcp AUD $ 20,000
WeightsClass 2 Hcp AUD $ 20,000
WeightsTrobis 3yo & Mdn Plate AUD $ 17,500

Last 12 Meetings

12 JAN 2019

R1 - R5 GOOD

29 DEC 2018

R1 - R6 GOOD

15 DEC 2018

R1 - R5 GOOD

08 DEC 2018

R1 - R5 GOOD

01 DEC 2018

R1 - R5 GOOD

17 NOV 2018

R1 - R5 GOOD

True Entire Course538
10 NOV 2018

R1 - R5 GOOD

True Entire Course535
06 NOV 2018

R1 - R6 GOOD

True Entire Course640
27 OCT 2018

R1 - R5 GOOD

True Entire Course537
20 OCT 2018

R1 - R5 GOOD

True Entire Course540
06 OCT 2018

R1 - R5 GOOD

True Entire Course543
22 SEP 2018

R1 - R5 GOOD

True entire course540

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