Alice Springs Turf Club    Ladbrokes

Terms & Conditions of the Alice Springs Turf Club and Ladbrokes Pioneer Park

Refusal of Entry
For the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all patrons, the Alice Springs Turf Club has right to:
  • Refuse entry to any person deemed to be intoxicated and/or disorderly;
  • Refuse entry to any unauthorised person;
  • Refuse entry of items which have the potential to cause injury or public nuisance (i.e. large flags/banners, musical instruments etc).
  • Refuse entry or remove from the venue any person who behaves in a provocative, disorderly, insulting, offensive, objectionable or unsafe manner.
  • Refuse entry or remove from the venue any person who engages or participates in any conduct, protest or demonstration that may disturb or offend others or which may disrupt or hinder proceedings.
  • Refuse entry or remove from the venue any person who enters the course proper or the parade ring without authorization.
  • Refuse entry or remove from the venue any person who fails to immediately follow the direction of any official, Steward, Alice Springs Turf Club staff member or contract employee, or Security representative. 
General Conditions
  • The Alice Springs Turf Club reserves the right to inspect/search bags brought into or out of Ladbrokes Pioneer Park.
  • Persons gaining unauthorised access to Ladbrokes Pioneer Park and/or the race track may be liable for prosecution.
  • Alcoholic beverages cannot be taken into or out of Ladbrokes Pioneer Park by patrons.
  • Smoking on the premises is only permitted in designated smoking areas and not within seating or enclosed areas.
  • Customers wishing to bring personal items into the Alice Springs Turf Club and Ladbrokes Pioneer Park do so at their own risk.
  • The Alice Springs Turf Club will not be held responsible for any damages to, loss or theft of a patron’s personal property.
  • Shade structures or large shade umbrellas cannot be brought into Ladbrokes Pioneer Park.
  • Unauthorised soliciting and customers surveying is not permitted.
Restricted / Prohibited Items
The following restricted/prohibited items are not permitted into Ladbrokes Pioneer Park:
  • Glass
  • Shade Umbrellas
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal BBQ’s
  • Pets
  • Flares/Fireworks
  • Laser pointers
  • Knives or other dangerous weapons
Liquor Licensing
All patrons entering Ladbrokes Pioneer Park are advised that:
• They are entering a licensed premises
• Intoxicated persons will not be permitted to enter
• Persons in possession of liquor will not be permitted to enter
• Checking procedures will apply to prevent persons possessing liquor from entering
• Intoxicated persons will be removed from the premises
• It is an offence for minors to purchase and consume liquor
• It is an offence to purchase liquor for (or supply liquor to) minors
• Persons supplying liquor to minors will be reported to the Police and penalties apply under the Liquor Act 2018.

Proof of Age
  • Patrons are advised that any person between the age of 18-25 years may be required to wear a “Proof of Age” wristband should they wish to purchase and/or consume alcohol on course. Security will be conducting proof of age checks throughout the day to ensure that patrons are correctly wrist banded.
  • “Proof of Age” wristbands can be obtained upon racecourse entry on the day.
  • Patrons who are between the ages of 18-25 years who are consuming alcohol and refuse to wear a wristband upon request from an Alice Springs Turf Club staff member or contract employee will be evicted from Ladbrokes Pioneer Park.
  • Any patron who refuses to provide Proof of Age when requested by a staff member, contract employee or Security will be evicted from the course.
Responsible Service of Alcohol
In order to comply with its legal and social responsibilities, the Alice Springs Turf Club has a policy on responsible service of alcohol (RSA Policy). The RSA Policy will be observed and applied by the Alice Springs Turf Club staff with respect to all guests and events. The Alice Springs Turf Club reserves the right in its absolute direction to discontinue the service of liquor and/or cancel the event at any time, either before or during the event, if an actual or threatened breach of the RSA policy or any applicable laws occurs in relation to the service or supply of alcohol, or behaviour of guests.
The taking of illegal drugs will not be tolerated at the Alice Springs Turf Club or Ladbrokes Pioneer Park. The Alice Springs Turf Club does not condone the use or possession of illegal drugs by guests and they will be referred to the appropriate authorities.

Booking Policy (Venue Hire Packages)
  • For all bookings valued at less than $500 payment is required in full to secure your booking.
  • For all bookings valued at over $500 a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking with the remaining balance to be paid in full one week (7 days) prior to the event. Failure to pay the balance may result in your booking being released to market and no refund of deposit will apply.
  • Bookings requested within 7 days of the event will require payment in full at the time of booking.
Refund / Cancellation Policy (Venue Hire Packages)
If for any reason a booking is cancelled the following conditions will apply:
  • Cancellation more than 2 months prior to the event – Deposit refunded in full
  • Cancellation 1 month prior to the event – 50% of deposit will be refunded
  • Cancellation within 2 weeks of the event – No deposit will be refunded
Event Terms and Conditions
The Alice Springs Turf Club reserves the right not to sell tickets to any person, agent or company. The Alice Springs Turf Club is not liable for any loss, inconvenience, damage, additional expense, injury, delay or any other claim in relation to changes to event information or program, including the cancellation or rescheduling of events due to unforeseen circumstances. The Alice Springs Turf Club reserves the right to alter the date, venue, entertainment and activities as advertised without prior notice. All patrons who enter the Alice Springs Turf Club property, indemnify the Alice Springs Turf Club against liability for or in respect of any claims, demands, actions, suits or proceedings, costs, expenses, loss, damage, personal injury or death of any person arising out of or in connection with the execution or work at the facility, the use of the facility by the patron or any act or omission of the patron, or any of their guests, invitees, employees, contractors or agents. Entering the property infers agreeance of this condition. 

Lost or Stolen Tickets
Replacement for lost or stolen tickets will attract the standard General Admission or Members’ Guest admission charges applicable to the race day. Only written requests giving the identification number of the lost ticket will be accepted. Replacement ticket collection must be arranged with the Alice Springs Turf Club race day office prior to the race day.

Damaged Tickets
Entry may be refused if tickets are damaged or defaced in any way or are not purchased from the Alice Springs Turf Club or other authorised points of sale.

Refunds and Exchanges
No refund or exchange on any tickets, except as required by law and as otherwise specified by the Alice Springs Turf Club. If a refund is made, the Alice Springs Turf Club may, to the extent permitted by law, retain any fee it has charged.

Scalping of Tickets
Tickets may not, without the prior written consent of the Alice Springs Turf Club and the seller, be resold or offered for resale at a premium (including via online auction sites) or used for advertising, promotion or other commercial purposes (including competitions and trade promotions) or to enhance the demand for other goods or services, either by the original purchase or any subsequent bearer. If a ticket is sold or used in breach of this condition, the ticket may be cancelled without a refund and the bearer of the ticket may be refused admission. The resale of tickets in certain circumstances is governed by ticket sales legislation and may attract criminal penalties.

Race Meeting Cancellation or Postponement
The Alice Springs Turf Club reserves the right to alter the race day program without notice, under any circumstances. While the Alice Springs Turf Club takes every reasonable step to ensure the race day runs to schedule, the Alice Springs Turf Club accepts no liability for any change for any reasonable cause.
A race or race meeting at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park may be cancelled or postponed by the Alice Springs Turf Club at any time due to any circumstance, cause or event whatsoever which may be out of the control of the Alice Springs Turf Club including a force majeure event, adverse weather conditions or events affecting the racing industry such as equine influenza.
If for any reason a race meeting held at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park is cancelled the following conditions will apply:
  • If the cancellation takes place after a race has been run for any reason, no refund of any type will be made.
  • If the races are cancelled prior to a race being run and the racecourse is closed down, a full refund (entry ticket & packages) will be available for up to 14 days following the proposed date on return to the club of your receipt of ticket purchase (ticket stub) unless the point below is enacted.
  • Should the club decide to continue with running a phantom race meeting (definition below), refunds on ticket entry only will only be available providing you take your ticket stub to the ticket box located at the entry point within 90 minutes of the race meeting being cancelled (no refund on event tickets or packages will be available when a phantom meeting is conducted). 
Phantom Race Meeting Definition
A phantom meeting is when there are no horse races, or no further races being held on site, however the course and its facilities remain open and operating to all patrons for the duration of the day.

Photography Policy
A person may only take images of activities at the racecourse for personal use and must not make available any images for commercial exploitation, sale or distribution by any person unless accredited by the Alice Springs Turf Club. Where the Club or the Stewards reasonably suspect that images are being taken for non-personal use, the person taking the images will be liable to immediate removal from Ladbrokes Pioneer Park at the direction of the Alice Springs Turf Club employees or Stewards, with potential follow up of these actions.

Notice of Filming & Photography
  1. Please be aware that official photographers operate on course.
  2. When you enter Ladbrokes Pioneer Park, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.
  3. By entering the event, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Alice Springs Turf Club and its affiliates and representatives.
  4. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar Alice Springs Turf Club and Ladbrokes Pioneer Park events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of the Alice Springs Turf Club and Ladbrokes Pioneer Park.
  5. By attending the event, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged.

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Alice Springs Turf Club

The Alice Springs Turf Club is located on the southern entrance to town in the foothills of the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges.
Voted one of Australia's most scenic and picturesque racecourses, our location boasts views that will leave you inspired.

Ladbrokes Pioneer Park provides top-class facilities for members and the general public alike which includes our ‘Restaurant 1690’, which is located in our members’ lounge on the first floor of the Alice Springs Turf Club. Restaurant 1690 has sensational views of the MacDonnell ranges and is open 5 nights a week, Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm. Reservations can be made by calling the Alice Springs Turf Club on 89 5249 77 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Our facilities also include Guineas Bar and TAB, Princess Amelia Room Cafe, Dave Fogarty Pavilion, and the Periduki Marquee. Events is our speciality with flexibility to accommodate an intimate dining experience to hosting a large dinner for 500 guests or a concert for 2000 guests. Contact our events team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The Alice Springs Turf Club also offers great entertainment for the younger race-goers including a large playground... and, then there's the horse racing!

We race 33 days of the year, broadcast nationally and internationally on Sky Racing. Our racing season highlight is the Ladbrokes Cup Carnival held during April and early May. Five meetings over four weeks culminating in a Super Sunday of racing and our two premier races, the Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup 2000m and the Peter Kittle Motor Company Pioneer Sprint 1200m.

Check our next race date and come and enjoy all the best that Racing in the Red Centre has to offer.

Club History

The Alice Springs Turf Club recognises the foundation of racing established by our forefathers. It is through the influence of these people that "The Sport of (the Cattle) Kings" in Central Australia evolved.

The first racetrack in the Alice was on the Emily plain on the East Side of town near where the Federal sports club was later established. In 1878 racing shifted to the Claypan site, west of MacDonnell siding. A track also existed in the heart of town, near where the police station now stands.

The Mount Nancy Racecourse had been the home for, firstly the Alice Springs Race Club, and later the Central Australian Racing Club for nearly fifty years. Up until 1927, the name MacDonnell Range and Stuart Turf Club was used, but the name of the Club was apparently changed to the Alice Springs Race Club for about 4 or 5 years, before the Central Australian Racing Club was adopted some time between 1932 and 1935. The name reverted back to the Alice Springs Turf Club in 1986.

Racing moved to Pioneer Park on the South Stuart Highway in 1977, following the closure of the Mount Nancy Racecourse, which was on the North side of town, approximately where Head Street is now situated. The Mount Nancy Racecourse was established in 1928, after a Royal Dedication of land was made for public recreation. The last race meeting at the Mount Nancy Racecourse was on 18 June 1977, with the last Race being won by a horse called Abeson trained by Gary Curnow and ridden by Tommy Gibbs.

The first race meeting at Pioneer Park, just south of Heavitree Gap, was on Saturday 25 June 1977. The first race of the day was won by a horse called Cobbs, trained by Dudley McIntyre and ridden by Max Chapman. The horse was owned by Merry and Eric Petrick. The Petricks have retired interstate. The feature race of the day was the Centralian Motors Pioneer Park Cup, won by Special Call, ridden by Peter Beaney and owned and trained by Arch von Rysingen.

The new racecourse, including track, buildings and facilities cost approximately $200,000, of which $75,000 was received from the Government as compensation for the Club having to move from the Mount Nancy site to make way for a new residential sub-division. The original building constructed in 1977, initially housed jockey's rooms, steward's rooms, secretary's office, telex and radio room, all carpeted at a cost of $80,000. Public toilets and food service area were also provided.

At the opening of the course, only 16 holding stalls were provided for horses on Race Days, adjacent to the saddling enclosure.

In 1977 the first female Bookmaker in the Territory, Bernadette Joyner received her licence. Bernadette is still a Member of the Alice Springs Turf Club.

In February 1979, the Central Australian Race Club became an incorporated body. In April 1979, a $15,000 carpeted and air-conditioned Members Bar and Lounge was added to the facility at Pioneer Park, and was named the Princess Amelia Bar. Princess Amelia was trained by Tom Parker at the Mt Nancy Racecourse and scored in excess of 27 wins. The Club celebrated its Centenary in 1981.

The name Pioneer Park was chosen to commemorate all the pioneers who contributed to horse racing in Alice from its early beginnings. The Club originally intended to name the new Racecourse after one of the early racing pioneers, but it was impossible to select one that was more prominent than any other. It is believed that one popular choice was for Baden Park, named after Baden Bloomfield. The name Baden Bloomfield is now associated with the Jockeys Premiership, with the Inaugural Baden Bloomfield Medal awarded in 1997.
District Bred racing gave way to professional thoroughbred racing in 1981, and prize money levels have continued to grow. The track at Pioneer Park was totally re-aligned and resurfaced in 1993/94 at a cost of $400,000.

In 1999 the Club constructed The Pavilion, an open sided venue for functions and general race day use.

The year 2000 saw the construction of a new members facility. This facility comprises a second floor, contains modern furniture and is fully carpeted with air-conditioning. The Guineas Bar (Public Bar) was rebuilt and also contains reversed cycle air conditioning and modern furniture. The room previously used as the Members Bar is now a Committee Room and is furnished with a board table and comfortable lounge suites. A new Judges Box has also been constructed and sits above.

The Members facility was constructed at a cost of approximately $700,000 including furniture and fittings.

The new facility was officially opened on Saturday 24 June 2000 by The Hon. Loraine Braham, MLA Minister for Central Australia in time to coincide with the 23rd Anniversary of Racing at Pioneer Park.

With the addition of the new Members facility, plus The Pavilion the Alice Springs Turf Club is well equipped to cater for an increase in Members well into the 21st Century.

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Privacy Policy

The Alice Springs Turf Club is committed to providing quality services to you and this policy outlines our ongoing obligations to you in respect of how we manage your Personal Information.
We have adopted the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act). The NPPs govern the way in which we collect, use, disclose, store, secure and dispose of your Personal Information.
A copy of the Australian Privacy Principles may be obtained from the website of The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at www.aoic.gov.au 

What is Personal Information and why do we collect it?
Personal Information is information or an opinion that identifies an individual. Examples of Personal Information we collect include: names, addresses, email addresses, phone and facsimile numbers.
This Personal Information is obtained in many ways including interviews, correspondence, by telephone and facsimile, by email, via our website www.alicespringsturfclub.org.au, from your website, from media and publications, from other publicly available sources, from cookies and from third parties. We don’t guarantee website links or policy of authorised third parties.
We collect your Personal Information for the primary purpose of providing our services to you, providing information to our clients and marketing. We may also use your Personal Information for secondary purposes closely related to the primary purpose, in circumstances where you would reasonably expect such use or disclosure. You may unsubscribe from our mailing/marketing lists at any time by contacting us in writing.
When we collect Personal Information we will, where appropriate and where possible, explain to you why we are collecting the information and how we plan to use it.

Sensitive Information
Sensitive information is defined in the Privacy Act to include information or opinion about such things as an individual's racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, membership of a political association, religious or philosophical beliefs, membership of a trade union or other professional body, criminal record or health information.
Sensitive information will be used by us only:
  • For the primary purpose for which it was obtained
  • For a secondary purpose that is directly related to the primary purpose
  • With your consent; or where required or authorised by law.
Third Parties
Where reasonable and practicable to do so, we will collect your Personal Information only from you. However, in some circumstances we may be provided with information by third parties. In such a case we will take reasonable steps to ensure that you are made aware of the information provided to us by the third party.

Disclosure of Personal Information
Your Personal Information may be disclosed in a number of circumstances including the following:
  • Third parties where you consent to the use or disclosure; and
  • Where required or authorised by law.
Security of Personal Information
Your Personal Information is stored in a manner that reasonably protects it from misuse and loss and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure.
When your Personal Information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was obtained, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your Personal Information. However, most of the Personal Information is or will be stored in client files which will be kept by us for a minimum of 7 years.

Access to your Personal Information
You may access the Personal Information we hold about you and to update and/or correct it, subject to certain exceptions. If you wish to access your Personal Information, please contact us in writing.
The Alice Springs Turf Club will not charge any fee for your access request, but may charge an administrative fee for providing a copy of your Personal Information.
In order to protect your Personal Information we may require identification from you before releasing the requested information.

Maintaining the Quality of your Personal Information
It is important to us that your Personal Information is up to date. We will take reasonable steps to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you find that the information we have is not up to date or is inaccurate, please advise us as soon as practicable so we can update our records and ensure we can continue to provide quality services to you.

Policy Updates
This Policy may change from time to time and is available on our website.

Privacy Policy Complaints and Enquiries
If you have any queries or complaints about our Privacy Policy please contact us at:

Alice Springs Turf Club
PO Box 181
Alice Springs NT 0870
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08 8952 4977
ABN 67 682 038 583

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2022 Memberships:

Membership Validity

April 1st - March 31st in any given year

To be nominated, a person must be proposed and seconded by a current Alice Springs Turf Club Member.  All applications are presented before the Committee of the Alice Springs Turf Club for approval.

You receive –
    • A non-transferable Adult Membership card with an initial $100 F&B credit applied*
    • Free admission to all race meetings and complimentary race book
    • Access to the air-conditioned Members’ Lounge and Balcony
    • Reduced beverage prices on course
    • Discounted members tickets and hospitality packages at Alice Springs Cup Carnival events
    • Invitations to exclusive Members events, such as the Members Christmas Party
    • Priority onsite car parking during race meets and events
    • Reciprocal privileges to other Australian major race clubs, including the ability to purchase Members’ enclosure tickets to many of the race meets around Australia*
    • Opportunity to influence decision making relative to the race industry, with voting rights at the Annual General Meeting and the opportunity to nominate for the committee
    • Complimentary subscription to our newsletter and email updates
    • Free social membership at the SILKS Darwin Racing and Sports Club for when you are travelling up north.
Full Membership to the Alice Springs Turf Club
Price: $125.00

A Country Membership for members who live over 150km away from the Turf Club.
Price: $75.00

*Terms & Conditions:
1. Initial $100 credit is a once-off members renewal bonus and is only redeemable on food and beverages purchased over the bar at the Alice Springs Turf Club (ASTC) before 31/03/2023.
2. Reciprocal privileges are available at select venues across Australia. Please confirm eligibility with Alice Springs Turf Club (ASTC) prior to making a reservation.
3. Members must be over the age of 18 years old
4. You should be aware that you and your guests’ participation in any race-day may be photographed and/or recorded and that all such material may be used by us for advertising and promotional purposes. You assign copyright or any such material to the ASTC by way of purchasing your membership and/or ticket to each event. 
5. All patrons who enter the Alice Springs Turf Club property, indemnify the Alice Springs Turf Club against liability for or in respect of any claims, demands, actions, suits or proceedings, costs, expenses, loss, damage, personal injury or death of any person arising out of or in connection with the execution or work at the facility, the use of the facility by the patron or any act or omission of the patron, or any of their guests, invitees, employees, contractors or agents.
6. Membership and any other unspent credits will expire on the 31st of March 2023 if not otherwise used.

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South Stuart Highway
Alice Springs NT 0870
P: +61 8 8952 4977
E: info@alicespringsturfclub.org.au 

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