There are eight racing clubs. Seven clubs are thoroughbred and one is harness, the Goldfields is packed full of quality outback country racing. The local industry has contributed more than $28.1 million to WA’s purse. It is estimated that nearly 1 in every 28 adults in the region have direct involvement in the local racing industry.
"Where the Surf Meets the Turf", racing has been a large part of the Esperance Community for more than 100 years, being conducted at various locations, such as Pink Lake, Bow's Farm and the "old" racecourse on Lake Road. 1984 saw the move to the present day location on Fisheries Rd, near Bandy Creek. The Esperance Bay Turf Club now boast a 1900m grass track which is equal to any grass track in country WA.
Esperance is renowned for having some of the best beaches in Australia, and a race track to match. The season commences in November and runs throughout the summer months, culminating in early March with the Esperance Cup..
The famous Kalgoorlie Race Round has hit the national spotlight. Be one of many visitors from across Australia to join the colour, excitement, and spectacle that is WA’s biggest racing carnival in September. The fun-filled week culminates with the Kalgoorlie Cup.
Further inland you'll find some of country racing’s hidden treasures: The Leonora, Leinster and Laverton race clubs. The Golden Gift Weekend at Leonora is something not to be missed as is coincides with the Golden Gift: Australia’s richest footrace over 1600m.