Racing in the Pilbara since 1902

The Port Hedland Turf Club has a long and proud history. Ever since our very first race meet in 1902, we’ve been entertaining the Pilbara’s racegoers every year with unforgettable racing events which are the highlight of the North-West’s social calendar. Ever since the Club’s inauguration well over a hundred years ago, it has played a vital role in the formation of Port Hedland’s sense of identity, from the early pioneer pastoralist days through to modern resource boom times. Check out our History Timeline for some of the fascinating stories over the years!

Our History

2016 Season Events:

Check out our Events area for details!

  • Saturday 14th May: PHTC Family Day
  • Sunday 29th May: Hedland Launch Service Race Day
  • Sunday 12th June: Norwest Crane Hire Race Day
  • Monday 27th June: Qube Stakes Day
  • Sunday 17th July: TabTouch Ladies’ Day (Fashions on the Field)
  • Friday 29th July: Casual Calcutta
  • Saturday 30th July: PHTC Cup Ball (purchase tickets now)
  • Sunday 31st July: Cervan Marine Port Hedland Cup Day
  • Monday 1st August: PHTC Awards Day


Do you want FREE entry to all of this season’s race meets (including Ladies’ Day and Cup Day), plus a big discount on tickets to the prestigious Cup Ball? It’s all part of your Season Membership!  Sign up online today.

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Home of the Port Hedland Cup

The Port Hedland Cup is the jewel in the crown of Pilbara racing. This epic race has stopped the North-West in its tracks every year for over 100 years. Internationally renowned trainers, champion jockeys, and world-class racehorses come from all over Australia and the world to compete against the best of the best, vying for a chance to add the prized Port Hedland Cup to their trophy cabinet.

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