In the Riverina region of New South Wales, lies the town of Tumut. The town is also referred to as 'The Gateway to the Snowy Mountains' since it is located at the foothills of the said mountain. It is about 410 kilometers south of Sydney, 525 kilometres north-east of Melbourne and 81 kilometres from Canberra.
The town has a lot of historical attractions that tourists can visit but one place that attracts many visitors is the Tumut Racecourse located within the town. Surrounded by elm and poplar trees, which makes it an extremely picturesque setting, the Tumut Racecourse is a great place not only to watch great racing action but it can also be used as a reception venue for weddings, parties etc.
The track is managed by the Tumut Turf Club. This club is considered the oldest club to exist in New South Wales. It has a 2000m track circumference and a 200m home straight. The track is circular in shape. The inside barriers of the tracks give great advantage to local riders who know how to navigate the track. The track also has one chute at the 1200m mark.
The Club hosts about 7 meetings per year. The Tumut Cup, run over 1400m, is held every January and is by far the most anticipated and celebrated event in the town.
Track facilities include two grandstands that were both built in 1909, bar facilities which are available both to club members, patrons and public race goers. There is a new tote building, BBQ facilities, Sky Channel and a fully irrigated track. The track also has vast surroundings were children can run around and play.