Exploring the world of racing and travel

About Us

A racehorse is the only animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time.


We are a team
of racing & travel experts

Founded in 2012, Australian Racing Tours provides Racing enthusiasts access to world-class thoroughbred racing at leading venues across Australia and Internationally.  ​

We strive and aim to deliver a high-quality experience for our guests by the selection of hotels, restaurants and race day hospitality.

All our tour packages include quality centrally located accommodation, welcome functions and events, premium race day hospitality, VIP access to stables & trainers, transfers throughout plus the services of experienced hosts while enjoying it all in the company of like-minded racing lovers.

With our own inhouse travel agent, we are able to offer clients the complete travel experience including airfares, insurance, transfers and all other travel requirements to make your trip an experience to remember.

Monique Ellis

Sales & Marketing Manager

Monique is a passionate racehorse owner with multiple horses across VIC, NSW, NT & QLD.

You will find Monique at most of the Melbourne racetracks on a weekend and she has also been a client on many Australian Racing tours prior to joining us as our Sales & Marketing Manager.

John McGauran

General Manager

John founded ART back in 2012 to combine his passion for horse racing and travel, starting with a tour to Royal Ascot to see Black Caviar.

Having visited over 40 countries, he loves meeting new racing lovers and spreading his travel knowledge and contacts.

Donna Shipsey

Sales & Operations Assistant

Growing up in New Zealand, Donna was surrounded by a family with a passion for horse racing! With her extensive background in marketing, operations and all things creative – she is excited to join the ART team and merge her expertise with her love for the industry.

Amelia Roth

Inhouse Travel Agent

Amelia has over 7 years’ experience in the Travel Industry specialising in Sports, Events and Group Travel – my passion is travelling to watch sport and experiencing what this amazing world has to offer.

Amelia has travelled to about 40 countries and is that person that researches the restaurants in every city before she leaves.


We have many regular clients returning each year and offer a 5% return loyalty discount on all tours.


 With 20 tours and destinations across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, America & Europe and expanding each year, We have something to suit everyone and all budgets. 


We earn repeat business from our clients and want you to recommend us to your friends and family. 


We are passionate Horse Racing enthusiasts and have travelled to all corners of the globe to attend the world’s great racing carnivals and we will help you experience all they have to offer.  


Our staff have more than ten years experience in global sports travel and we draw upon our first-hand experiences when customising tours for you.


Our hotels, restaurants and race day hospitality are selected to ensure that you get an enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.