Nestled in the heart of the majestic Avon Valley of Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region is Northam. A perfect day trip destination being just a 60 minute drive from Perth. Gazetted in 1836, Northam is a vital commercial centre for the Wheatbelts population of 54,000 however the town boasts a vibrant event calendar and historically rich tourism industry as the townsite itself has the largest number of heritage buildings outside of the metropolitan area.
There is much more to Northam than just racing, so why not stay a while at one of our accommodation partners and enjoy what our town has to offer.
About the Club
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. Call our office to discuss further.
|President||Dr Kevin Christianson|
|Vice President||Ray Smith|
|Committee||Mike O’Shea, Mia Davies, Sheryl Wolfenden, Lou Dimasi, Gail Bowen, Shayne Lucy|
|Life Members||Dr KA Christianson, RD Leeson, AL Marwick, L Dimasi, BJ Smith and Mrs S Smith|
|Patrons||Mr Max Trenorden|
|Club Manager||Mrs Nicole Bell|
|Track Manager||Shane Braimbridge|
|Promotions and Events Officer||Mrs Gemma McPherson|
|Administration Officer||Kym Blechynden|
|Executive Chef||Gary Payne|
|Café and Catering Manager||Mark Dimmitt|