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Hay Jockey Club Races
John - President of the
Hay Jockey Club and
local trainer


Hay Jockey Club Races

A great day at the races

The Hay Spring Racing Carnival takes place in November and always promises to be bigger and better. The Hay Jockey Club Annual Races has grown in stature to being acknowledged as the "biggest day of the year in town".

Whilst the Hay races are a professional meeting, the day has a very much "Picnic Races" atmosphere with numerous groups setting up picnic tables. There are full TAB facilities and Sky Channel available, an undercover betting ring, BBQ, bar facilities and a champagne bar. A tearoom is also set up for light luncheons. Bookings for marquees are very popular, for Christmas parties, birthdays, school reunions etc. Fashions of the Field are another highlight of the day, with a fantastic array of prizes to win for both female and male entrants.

Entertainment is provided after the races with popular band Lumpy Underdaks being the regular band over the past few years. After the races, Hay's hospitality is extended with local hotels providing entertainment also.


Make Hay shine. "A modest splat" and "surprisingly likable"
American travel writer Bill Bryson on Hay, from his 2001 best-seller Down Under
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