Sapphire Coast

As the name suggests Sapphire Coast Racecourse is located in a beautiful part of Australia in the southern stretches of the east coast.

The Sapphire Coast refers to the region at the bottom of New South Wales not far from the border just south-east of Bega.

Sapphire Coast Racecourse sits in the town of Kalaru which is almost in the middle of the surrounding towns of Merimbula, Bega and Tathra.

While many country tracks boast about their long history, the Sapphire Coast turf Club takes a very different route.

They are proud of being one of the newest circuits in the country and providing a modern and sophisticated edge to what you’d usually expect at a rural racecourse.

There’s no questioning that the track itself looks spectacular and is kept in pristine order by the grounds staff to ensure the racing is always the best it can possibly be.

As the track services a region more so than a specific town horses, trainers and even spectators travel from right across the region.

The Sapphire Coast turf Club hosts six TAB covered race meetings a year as well as a further three picnic meets.

The feature event of the year is the Bega Cup which is held on the first Sunday of February annually as well as the Merimbula Cup on the first Friday of March.

Sapphire Coast Racecourse has specially built starting points from the 1000m, 1200m, 1400m, 1600m as well as 2100m, 2200m and 2400m.