Tickets are now on sale for the biggest racing event of the year!

Get yourself a mask too.


24 April 2019

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The race that stops Far North Queensland is back, bigger and better this year. 

Cairns Amateurs will be a black tie event not to be missed in 2019 with new recruits called in to become ambassadors for the biggest racing event on the calendar. 

This year we're set to sparkle and see everyone in a mask- thanks to to the new masquerade theme. 

Carnival president Ross Moller wants to see a new take on the traditional racing event. 

“While we still have a loyal group of ball goers stretching back to the enormously popular Tobruk pool days our committee is mindful the event remains current, sustainable and full of unexpected surprise,” Mr Moller said.

Taking place from 6.30pm to midnight on Friday, 13 September on the Cairns Esplanade’s Eastern Event Lawn, the gala event will, as per long standing tradition, be attended by Governor Paul de Jersey signalling the start of a fabulous party. 

Another special element of this year’s Ball is its platform partnership with local charity COUCH including a special fundraising auction that will be held throughout during the evening.

 “This year we are proudly supporting COUCH in the construction of its Health Wellness Centre with proceeds directly benefiting this worthy cause founded by one of our most passionate former members, Charles Woodward and family,” Mr Moller said.

Local Carnival Ambassadors include Kristy Vallely, Maddi Wright and Louise Struber.

For further information and to buy tickets, please visit the website HERE. 

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