Annual Pink’d UP Event
Racecourse Road turns pink every October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. In years past, our community has banded together to decorate the poinciana trees of the Road pink with ribbons and art installations; we have hosted Pink Breakfasts, Brunches and Lunches with all profits donated to Mater Chicks in Pink.
The Racecourse Road Business Group has proudly raise over $90,000 since 2008 with over $10,000 raised in 2016. In 2017, our tenth year we are hoping to have our biggest and best year yet and hit the $100,000 mark. The Racecourse Road Business Group and community are proud to make a difference to the lives of those incredible women with Breast Cancer through our awareness campaign and raising funds for Mater Chicks in Pink. Join us in 2017 – every little bit counts!
Hit the Road
Our Precinct is alive with regular events and spontaneous happenings, perfect for the young, old, fashionistas, foodies and fitness fanatics; or for those looking for a quiet wander and ambient dining. Below you’ll find information on our current events.
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Located at the picturesque Brisbane Racing Club in Ascot, the Eagle Farm Markets is open every Sunday from 7.00am – 12.30pm with over 100 stalls. Start your morning with a fresh coffee, taste the delicious treats, enjoy the live entertainment and pick up your fresh produce to take home. Eagle Farm Markets has everything from your essential fruit and vegetables, to gourmet delights, fresh flowers and plants. Plus you can browse speciality gift and fashion stalls. The kids will always be entertained with a variety of activities (including pony rides) and you’ll enjoy browsing the stalls to the tunes of live music.
With ample parking onsite, entry to the markets is $2.00 per person (children under 15 years, accompanied by an adult are free).
No Pets are allowed on site with the exception of Guide Dogs for the visually impaired or Assistant Dogs.
Off to the Races
As the leading metropolitan race club in Queensland, the Brisbane Racing Club conducts ninety-eight race meetings and hosts over 300,000 patrons each year. Race meetings are conducted at the club’s two racetracks, Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses. Highlights on the racing calendar include the Spring (October), Summer (December) and Winter (May, June) carnivals. These racing events feature black type races attracting wide interest from the public, media and industry.
The Brisbane Racing Carnival (held in May/June) in particular showcases the cream of racing champions from Australia and New Zealand. This carnival has become an iconic event on the social calendar for Brisbane and includes the BTC Cup, Doomben Cup, the Doomben 10,000, Queensland Oaks, Queensland Derby, JJ Atkins and the grand final event, AAMI Stradbroke Day. The Brisbane Racing Club also hosts many other feature racing events including Exhibition Wednesday and Melbourne Cup Day.
Racecourse Road Annual Community Christmas
It has become a tradition for the Racecourse Road Community to come together for an annual Christmas Festival. Calling on the talents from our local schools, entertainers and roving street performers, the festival comes to life as you wander through the St. Augustine’s Church grounds perusing the handicrafts of the festive twilight market stalls. Boutiques extend there opening hours for your late night Christmas shopping and there is something for all ages; from face painting and Christmas goodies to mulled wine. Grab a candle, join in the carols and make this a tradition for you and yours.