New Years Day Races


We’re absolutely thrilled for Inverell to have received a Showcase Meeting from Racing NSW. Coming off the back of many years of hardwork and dedication from the Inverell Jockey Club Committee, Staff, Trainers and the Community’s love of racing.

The Showcase Meeting will see an increase of the 2022 XXXX Inverell Cup taking it to $45,000.00 and total race day prizemoney of $255,000.00 on offer.

Come along and enjoy a great day of country hospitality and exciting racing.

You’re all invited; Members, Owners and General Public are all welcome.

What’s happening on Race Day

Fashions on the Field

Categories will be Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Couple, Best Headwear, Best dressed Child. Fashions will be done after the last in front of the grandstand. (This may change pending NSW Health Orders as of 1st January 2022).

Queensland Holiday Package Giveaway

Every person who completes an online ticket will go into the draw for their chance to win a Queensland Holiday for two drawn live after the last race.

Inverell Sporties Barrier Experience

Available to racegoers 18 years and over get the chance to travel around to the barriers and get up close to watch the jump out

Race Day Facilities

Full Bar Services, Catering, Bookies, TAB and Eftpos are available.

Gates open at 11:00am. Entry $15 Adults, Children free and Aged Pensioners $5 (card to be presented upon arrival)

* Note: All children are included in the capacity numbers so you must book a free online ticket for each child

For inquiries phone the Club on 0403 403 004 or email

Conditions of Entry apply – details available below

All General Public must purchase an online ticket

Owners and Members need to book their free online ticket

There is no vaccination requirements for this event (Pending NSW Health Orders)

All attendees will be required to wear a wrist band to access venue and bar services

Anyone under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian

Inverell Jockey Club Reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Venue capacity will be based upon 2 metres squared per person (Pending NSW Health Orders as of 1st January 2022)

Masks are not required for the General Public, Members and Owners but for our Hospitality Staff’s safety they will be wearing masks (Pending NSW Health Orders as of 1st January 2022)


A full refund will be applied to all ticket purchases should the event be cancelled due to weather, Covid 19 NSW Health Orders, or on instruction from Racing NSW.

If the event is cancelled you will not need to apply for a refund, we will automatically refund all ticket holders Please allow up to 7 days for all refunds to be processed.

Calcutta Night – Friday 31st December 2021 at Inverell Sporties

– Get to the INVERELL SPORTIES for a great night of entertainment.

Calcutta Night for the 2022 XXXX Inverell Cup.

If you have never seen a Calcutta this is a fantastic opportunity, it’s free to come along and watch this exciting event. Grab some friends and form a syndicate. Join us on Friday 31st December 2021. Ticket Sales commence from 5:30pm.

INVERELL SPORTIES have great meals on offer so we recommend arriving from 5:30pm. Then you can kick back with a cold one and watch the draw for horses, the auction and the many entertaining interviews with Trainers and those in the know.

? We’re excited to announce the XXXX Gold Inverell Cup Calcutta Night will be held at Inverell Sporties on Friday 31st December from 5:30pm, entry is free and everyone’s invited.

The Inverell Jockey Club Committee will be selling tickets at Inverell Sporties from 5:30pm. Tickets are just $5 each.Come down and be entertained. Racebooks with the horse form will be available on the night.

Around 7:30pm Inverell’s legendary Race Caller Greg Kachel kicks off with a traditional phantom call of the Inverell Cup and interviews with local and visiting trainers. Then it’s time for the Ticket Draw.If your ticket is selected from the barrel your name will be listed next to a horse and you will be known as the “Drawer”.

Once all horses have been drawn it’s then over to Inverell’s exciting auctioneer Brian Baldwin to commence the bidding process for all horses. Brian will auction all horses starting at the top of the list in the order that horses were drawn.The Drawer of each horse can bid to retain the horse or let someone else buy it. If the Drawer sells the horse they get 50% of the price. If they buy it, they have to pay in 50% of the price. If someone else buys the horse they have to pay the full bid price.If the horse wins the Cup the buyer gets the winners share of the prize pool.

For every horse bought at auction 50% of the sale price of the horse goes to the “Drawer” and the remaining 50% goes into the prize pool. The pool is continually calculated and updated following the sale of a horse.

Winning Bidders must pay for their horse immediately after the auction has finished – cash only accepted.The Secretary will take a photo of your ID. This ensures the correct people are paid final prize money after the race has been run and correct weight given.

After the race is run on Cup Day if your horse finishes in the Top 3 you will need to take this same ID and present to the Secretary’s Office to receive payment.

Prize Pool Breakdowns are as follows: 70% to the Buyers of the winning horse 20% to the Buyers of the winning horse 10% to the Buyers of the winning horse $50 to the buyer of the last horse to finish