Brisbane Racing Club

Deagon Community Picnic Race Day (Sun 13 Sep)

Gates open: 10:00am
First race: 11.43am (Trots), 1.10pm (Gallops)
Last race: 5.05pm


The 2015 Deagon Community Picnic Race Day is on again this year, promising fun and excitement trackside with family and friends.

This event celebrates thoroughbred racing’s past, present and future at the historic in a dual-code meeting to give fans a taste of Grass Trotting at Deagon Racecourse.

Guests can soak up the atmosphere trackside, bring a picnic kit (general admissions), enjoy live music and activities in between races.

There’s a full 10 race card program with seven thoroughbred races and three trotting races, which will be screened on SKY Channel with full TAB status.

This is one community event you do not want to miss!

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General admission

Adult: $15 per person
Deagon Family Pass: $40 (includes 2 Adults and 3 Children)
Pensioners: $10 per person*
(Pensioner Tickets available from Helloworld Sandgate, Bracken Ridge Tavern and At The Gate On The Day *A valid Pension Card Must Be Shown with Purchase. )
Children 17 years and under: $10 per person
Children under 5: Free

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*Pensioners will receive discounted admission at the gate only upon presentation of a valid Australian Government pensioner concession card.


VIP Marquee

Get the VIP experience at Deagon Raceday!

Located infield trackside, you will be able to enjoy your race viewing up close and personal in the style and comfort of the decked out VIP Marquee! 

Fully seated and offering shade all day, the VIP experience includes:

  • Entry to Deagon Racecourse
  • Trackside views
  • Access to furnished marquee
  • Jumbo screen featuring the day’s races
  • “Espresso Martini by Di Bella” chill out lounge
  • Bands and DJ’s all day
  • Tastings with Dan Woolley of Whiskey Hunter

Please note: this is an 18+ event. Photo ID will be required.

Price: $50 per person

Available at the gate


Premium Dining Marquee – Sold Out

Experience the excitement of horses thundering past from just meters away as you sip on sparkling in this trackside marquee. The Deagon Dining Marquee is located infield with a birds eye view of all the action. The dining marquee is perfect for groups who have smaller numbers but still want a corporate experience.

Round table of 10 are available. Booking for fewer numbers will share.

Package includes:

  • Entry to the racecourse
  • Reserved table within marquee with premium furnishings and styling
  • Premium buffet menu
  • Premium Beverage Package
  • Bookmakers

Premium Dining Marquee Ticket: $150 per person premium beverage & buffet dining package (tables of 10 available)

Premium Dining Marquee table of 10: $1,400

Sold Out


Getting to the Track

The fastest and easiest way to get to the races is by public transport. Visit for full transport information and timetables

Catch the train by taking the Cleveland via Brisbane City to Shorncliffe line from Central Station. Deagon Station is five minutes away from the racecourse by foot.

Catch route 315 or 310 from Queen Street, City to Deagon Racecourse.

FREE Shuttle Bus Timetable – Deagon Race Day 2015

Shuttle buses on Race Day will run continuously between:

  • 9.30 am – 11.30 am
  • 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Collection/Drop Off Points

– Bracken Ridge Tavern – outside entrance to Phoenix Bar
– Brighton Shops – Beaconsfield Tce & Corner Eighteenth Ave
– The Sandgate Courthouse – Keogh Street
– Sandgate Train Station

Taxis are available from Deagon racecourse at the conclusion of the event.

There will be public parking available on the fields adjacent to the Sandgate PCYC which is located next to the Deagon Race Track. Entry to the car park will be via The Sandgate PCYC in Kempster Street. It is a paid parking facility $5 with volunteers collecting the money for the PCYC Sandgate.

133 Board St, Deagon QLD 4017