The Rockhampton Jockey Club was established in 1868.
The racecourse provided the early settlers of Rockhampton with an opportunity to socialise and it was not uncommon for thousands to flock to the race course on race day. Over the years, Callaghan Park has continued to attract crowds of enthusiastic race goers keen to experience the thrill of a race day.
Throughout its history, Callaghan Park has played host to many illustrious jockeys including Mick Dittman and Ken Russell and in more recent times, Hugh Bowman, Michael Rodd and Chris Munce.
The caliber of race horses venturing to Rockhampton for the Rockhampton Cup Carnival held annually in June has ensured that Callaghan Park Racecourse is very much regarded as the hub of racing in Central Queensland.
Rockhampton Jockey Club Board
Chairman: Mr Robert Carr
Vice Chairman: Mr John Siganto
Treasurer: Mr Jeff Leaver
Committee: Mrs Rebecca Kennedy, Mr David Peel, Mr Chris Dodson, Mrs Wendy Mulry , Mr William Ouston, Mr Darren Kuhl and Mr Greg Bowden
Rockhampton Jockey Club Team
CEO: Mr Ian Mill
Operations Manager: Mrs Kelly Suli
Finance Manager: Mrs Cerise Naske
Track/Course Manager: Mr Trent Williams
Trackwork Supervisor: Mr Gary Fisher/Mr Russell Leonard
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