Racing participants COVID-19 info click here

Newcastle Harness Racing Club is thrilled to welcome patrons back on race nights, albeit in a limited capacity initially. From Wednesday 1 July, the Ross Gigg Lounge will be opening to 56 patrons (owners & members only - click here to become a member). Strict procedures will be in place. Please take note of the conditions of entry below.


* New condition (as at 12 August 2020):

Newcastle Harness Racing Club advises an amendment to our COVID-19 Conditions of Entry.

As from Friday 14 August, we will respectfully not accept visitors from Sydney in the Ross Gigg Lounge.

Whilst we’ve had no confirmed COVID-19 cases attending the venue, in light of growing cases in Sydney and with advice from Harness Racing NSW, the call has been made to err on the safe side to minimise risk exposure to the Club to ensure the safety of our members, staff and guests. This is a difficult decision, designed not to offend but rather protect our sport and ensure we can continue to race during these uncertain times.

*Patrons must park and enter through the Turton Rd turnstyles and proceed to the northern entrance of the Ross Gigg Lounge on the ground floor of the grandstand.

*BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL whether dining or just visiting the bar

*Entry is only open to horse owners engaged at meeting and club members at the present time. Call 4956 1750 for bookings

 *Temperature checks will be taken and details noted. All patrons must sign in and records will be kept for 28 days

*Table bookings are limited to a maximum of 10 people

*Patrons must remain seated in the Ross Gigg Lounge and social distancing must be practiced

*Please use the hand sanitiser provided in the venue

*All patrons must stay in the Ross Gigg Lounge and no visits to the stables, canteen or socialising with participants is permitted

* We encourage contactless payments where possible

*A special offer of $5 entry fee must be pre-paid at time of booking. Any Free Entry passes presented at the gate will be honoured.

*If you book to attend, please make sure you attend so we can continue to open whilst capacity is limited.

* TAB operators and EBTs available in the Ross Gigg Lounge


Bar is open and a limited menu will be offered from Tracks Snacks:

$15 Easy Meals Sample Menu

Chicken Schnitzel
Battered Fish
Served with chips, salad, gravy or sauce

$7.00 Chips & Gravy

Confectionery, snack food, tea & coffee also available

NB: This is a temporary menu whilst trading under restrictions.

We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your assistance as we aim for a safe return to trading.