ABOUT THE CLUB
Albany is situated on the southern coast of Western Australia and thoroughbred horse racing has a strong following going back over 150 years.
Located at the Percy Spencer Racecourse on Roberts Road, with views of the Albany Wind Farm and Mt Melville in the distance and surrounded by natural bush, the Albany Racing Club is the best place to be trackside to enjoy fashion and friendly atmosphere, place a bet or simply socialise.
With 14 meetings in 2023/24 with the Bluff Knoll Slot Race worth $350,000, the Wellington & Reeves Albany Cup worth $125,000, the TAB Touch Fitzpatrick Plate at $125,000, the TAB Touch Jericho Qualifier worth $100,000 (+$20,000 travel incentive) and the Pelicans Ladies Bracelet at $40,000 prize money - this is Great Southern racing at it's finest!
The Albany Racing Club was established in 1865 and operated from a track on the eastern side of Perth Road, near the present North Albany High School site until 1925.
In 1926 the race course was opened at Centennial Oval to celebrate 100 years of Albany and racing continued there until 1975.
The race track hugged the outside of the football and soccer grounds and was only 1175 yards (1074.42 m) in circumference. When the Albany Cup was raced, the field started in the back straight and completed almost two circuits of the track.