Cairns Amateurs is back! Mark your calendars and enjoy Cairns Amateurs from September 11 to 14, 2014.  

The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns in early September each year.

What began as a small meeting in 1959, designed to bring city and country together, has expanded over the years to become one of Australia's premier spring horse racing carnivals. Operated by the Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club Inc., their event has become widely, and affectionately, known as "The Cairns Amateurs".

56 years on, the Cairns Amateurs is now complemented by a host of social activities, some formal and some very informal including a number of Members-only and corporate functions as well as events and areas for the general public on both race days.

The beautiful mild September climate entices large crowds of locals as well as interstate visitors. The dates for the 2014 Cairns Amateurs are from Thursday the 11th to Sunday the 14th of September.

The race meeting prize money draws interest Queensland wide and attracts large race fields each year, both new and returning participants. The two-day race meeting has always been held at Cannon Park Race Course, however the social functions that surround the Carnival vary from style and venue.

If you are planning to attend this event, you may want to book your stay at our Cairns Beach Resort. Our accommodation is located in the heart of Cairns.

Our accommodation has two bedroom superior apartments. Our apartments have everything you need to have a relaxing holiday. Our apartments include air-conditioning, lounge rooms, flat screen television, stylish black leather lounge suites, king size bedding and new furniture packages. Our two bedroom superior apartments are perfect for four people.

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