Proudly racing since 1863 the Northam Race Club hosts its race meetings at the Northam Racecourse and is celebrated as one of WA’s premier provincial racecourses. The racecourse itself is situated on the eastern side of the town alongside the Mortlock River a catchment of the famous Avon River. The Club hosts approximately 22 race meetings per year from May to December. The majority of race dates are held midweek on either Wednesday or Thursday. There are five feature weekend race meetings throughout the year that are abundant with on-course entertainment fashions and of course some of WA’s best galloping action on the track.