Since 1947 the Scone community has embraced the running of the Scone Cup which has
built in popularity to such an extent that the town welcomes over 8,000 patrons to
the track each year.
The current race track, opened in 1994, is a state of the art facility and offers
trainers, jockeys and owners a superb and true racing surface. The Scone Cup Carnival
attracts some of Australia's leading jockeys and trainers and 2013 will be no exception.
Upper Hunter Shire Council declares a half day holiday for the local community and
visitors attend from all over Australia, as well as overseas. There are some great
marquee packages available.