Pakenham Racecourse

Pakenham Racecourse

Formed in 1875, the Pakenham Racing Club is one of the oldest racing clubs in the country and to this day is still one of the most highly-used tracks in Australia. Home to regular Thursday night meetings in the summer, Pakenham also races on their synthetic track throughout the winter. Pakenham race track rounds off the trifecta by hosting a couple of jumps meetings towards the backend of the season. It is no secret that Pakenham is one of the fairest tracks to bet at for punters, with minimal bias appearing throughout meetings.


Pakenham horse racing news

Horsebetting.com.au is constantly covering all the horse racing news at Pakenham.

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Vlad Duric
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Bairnsdale's Tuesday meeting cancelled after heavy rain
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Pakenham horse racing tips

With plenty of horse racing throughout the year, Horsebetting.com.au present horse racing tips for meetings held at Pakenham Racecourse.

Today's horse racing tips & best bets | August 8, 2022
Five horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for free ...
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Pakenham synthetic betting tips
A competitive eight-race program is set down for judgement on the Pakenham Synthetic on Monday afternoon. Horsebetting's Victorian form expert ...
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Today's horse racing tips & best bets | August 1, 2022
Five horse racing meetings are scheduled around Australia today. See the top tips, best odds and quaddie selections for free ...
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Pakenham synthetic betting tips
A new season of racing in Victoria gets underway with a massive 10 race program set down for judgement on ...
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Pakenham Racecourse address & how to get there

Pakenham Racecourse is located at 420 Nar Nar Goon – Longwarry Rd, Tynong VIC 3813 and is approximately 75km from Melbourne CBD.

If you are heading to the races, follow the Monash Highway and come via Nar Nar Goon Rd in Nar Nar Goon, before getting to the corner of Nar Nar Goon and Longwarry Roads in Tynong.

Getting to Pakenham Racing Club by public transport is not as easy as most other racecourses, with Nar Nar Goon train station (Vline) the closest public transport arrangement to the track, which is 4kms away.


Pakenham racetrack specifications & details

The Pakenham Racecourse turf track has a circumference of 2410 metres and is 25 metres wide. The turf track has chutes for races starting at 1200m, 1600m & 2000m.

The synthetic track at Pakenham Racing Club has a circumference of 2000m, with chutes in use for races beginning at 1400m and 1600m.


Pakenham Cup

Held a month after the Melbourne Cup Carnival comes to an end, the Pakenham Cup is without a doubt the biggest raceday on the Pakenham Racing Club’s calendar.

The Pakenham Cup (2500m) boasts a total prize pool of $300,000 and is run under handicap conditions at Listed Level.

The 2022 Pakenham Cup will be run on December 3, 2022 at Pakenham Racecourse.

The 2021 edition of the race was taken out by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Smokin’ Romans and was ridden by the prolific Jamie Kah.

Pakenham Cup Winners
Jamie Kah riding the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Smokin’ Romans to a 2021 Pakenham Cup win.

How to bet on Pakenham races

Australia’s top online betting sites are the best ways to place your betting wagers on racing at Pakenham.

All of the best online bookmakers offer markets on race day and in the days leading up to the racing at Pakenham, with tote and fixed price betting available once markets are released.

A majority of bookmakers in Australia also have bookie sign up codes available to their customers.

Pakenham Racecourse, like all major horse racing tracks, has TAB facilities, as well as a Bookmaking Ring, where a handful of bookmakers are set up for race days.

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Pakenham race dates

Pakenham Racecourse is scheduled to host 37 meetings during the 2022/23 season, with two of those meetings held at metropolitan level.


Horse Trainers based at Pakenham

Approximately 57 horse trainers are based at Pakenham Racing Club.

These include multiple Group 1 winning trainers like Peter Moody, Phillip Stokes and John Sadler.

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