Located in the town of Bunbury in Western Australia and about 175 kilometers south of Perth lies the Bunbury Racecourse. It is also a stones throw away from the picturesque Koombana Bay. This part is well known due to the fact that every year pods of majestic bottle nose dolphins came to visit its waters.
Currently under the operation of the Bunbury Turf Club, the Bunbury Race course is home to some of the best race horses in WA. The club is also considered as one of Western Australia's top provincial race clubs. Almost 20 race meetings are conducted here annually. The season starts in November every year and ends in April. Races include the Cronshaw Cup on Australia Day with $50,000 prize money, the AHA Cup every Sunday of February, the Bunbury Business House Bunbury Stakes that is held on the first Tuesday in March and the richest three year old provincial race in Western Australia, the South West Breeders Patron Plate. The club also conducts its richest race ever which is the Swan XXXX Gold Bunbury Cup.
With 6 Sunday race meetings during the season, the club makes sure that kids are fully entertained all afternoon. This creates a perfect atmosphere where the whole family can relax and escape the busy city lifestyle.
The track features a 1796m circumference and a 348m home straight with three starting chutes and many turns. The track also has other facilities for race goers which includes catering outlets, air conditioned indoor lounges, bars, outdoor shaded areas, all of which have a great view of the track. Then there's the trackside Caf' Licensed, Trackside Takeaway, Winning Post Bar, Main Bar and the Takeaway BBQ shack.
Other than the fact that it is a great race course, Bunbury also offers year round training facilites on sand and grass tracks.