Dunkeld races, Grampians, Victoria, Australia
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Country racing

You don't have to wait until spring each year to experience the atmosphere of a good race meet, as regional Victoria hosts several racing events all year round with turf clubs in many country towns. Head to the Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges region in January for the New Year's Day and Australia Day races at Hanging Rock or see the Werribee Cup, a feature meeting of the country cups circuit.

During the cooler months, the Grampians region hosts a number of the flagship country race meets, the Stawell Gold Cup, Mount Avoca ANZAC Day races and later in the year the Gunbower Gold. Several of the north-west towns have regular monthly races throughout winter also.

Of course, all the focus is on spring racing in Victoria and there are loads of race days in and around Melbourne to find occasion to wear your second favourite frock. The Bendigo Cup is central Victoria's social sporting event of the year and the race runs as a Melbourne Cup qualifier. Why not try an alternative to Flemington on the first Tuesday of November and watch the famous horse race at one of the many racing clubs across the state that hold special Melbourne Cup Day functions including local races, entertainment, big screens to watch the race and country Victoria's answer to fashions on the field.

Racing clubs

Colac Turf Club

Colac Turf Club

The Colac Turf Club has had a long and proud tradition of turf racing, education and training of horses that spans more than 145 years. Nestled at...

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Geelong Racing Club

Geelong Racing Club

Geelong Racing Club is home to many popular races that attract keen punters all over Australia. Visit the website today for club information and race...

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Racing events

Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup Carnival

Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup Carnival

22 Aug 2014, 24 Aug 2014

Mildura Racing Club's Carnival weekend is a great annual event for both visitors and locals. The two day horse racing program creates a fun and...

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Sheep Hills Cup - Warracknabeal

7 Sep 2014

Kick off the Racing season in the Wimmera with the Sheep Hills Cup. With activities galore for everyone, it is a great day out for the whole family....

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Quambatook Cup Day - Swan Hill

22 Sep 2014

This is a great day out for the whole family with live entertainment, fashions on the field and great racing action to keep you entertained. The day...

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Coleraine Cup

Coleraine Cup

28 Sep 2014

The Coleraine Racing Club is home to the Oldest Steeplechase in Australia. The Great Western Steeplchase was first run in 1857 and famed poet and...

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Blue Ribbon Race Day

29 Sep 2014

Race on down to Kilmore Racing Club in celebration and support of our local Police Officers and enjoy a day out in style. Kilmore Racing Club is...

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Horsham Equestrian Arena

Horsham Equestrian Arena

30 Sep - 1 Oct 2014

Running on conjunction with the Horsham Agricultural Show this event will showcase competitors from around Horsham, Victoria and some from further...

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Friday Race Day - Kyneton

3 Oct 2014

Why not head out of the house and come and relax and enjoy some midweek Thoroughbred Racing at NMIT Kyneton Park. People have been enjoying...

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Racing at Pooncarie

Pooncarie Cup Race Meeting

4 Oct 2014

Travel out to the township of Pooncarie on the Darling River, less than 140 kilometres north east of Mildura and enjoy a family day out at an Outback...

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Endurance Ride

Bright High Country Endurance Ride

4 - 5 Oct 2014

The Endurance Ride is an annual event which attracts riders from all over NSW and Victoria. The event includes a 15km social ride, 40km training ride...

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The Avoca Cup

18 Oct 2014

The Avoca Cup ready to race at a cracking pace this spring. Thousands of race-goers are set to descend upon Victoria's Pyrenees region for this...

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Jayco Bendigo Cup

Jayco Bendigo Cup

29 Oct 2014

One of the biggest events in Bendigo's calendar, the Jayco Bendigo Cup is set to be an exciting day in the heart of the Spring Racing Carnival. The...

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Horsham cup

Horsham Cup

31 Oct 2014

Miller Horsham Cut is a fantastic day out for the whole family, get your heart racing up close to the action, fashion, food, wine, entertainment and...

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Horse Play

Melbourne Cup Day at Echuca

4 Nov 2014

Join in on the fun, fashion and excitement at the Echuca Races for the Moama Bowling Club Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 5 November 2013. Great marquee...

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On the Track at the Wenty Races

Wentworth Melbourne Cup Races

4 Nov 2014

Our first race meeting was held in Wentworth on New Years Day, 1862, a picnic affair on the clay flats at the northern end of the town, near the Race...

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The Ladies on the Committee

Cup Day in the High Country

4 Nov 2014

Enjoy Picnic Racing at its best at the Mansfield Racecourse. With six local races, full TAB facilities and televising the Melbourne Cup at 3. 00pm,...

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Arlington Park Estate Melbourne Cup Race Day

4 Nov 2014

Get amongst the Action and Excitement of the Arlington Park Estate Melbourne Cup Day Races at Wangaratta. The day will embrace Country Racing at it's...

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Royal Mail Hotel William Thompson Dunkeld Cup

Royal Mail Hotel William Thompson Dunkeld Cup

15 Nov 2014

The award winning Dunkeld Cup is the worst kept secret in country racing. Held at the most picturesque racecourse in Victoria this race day is one...

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Hamiton Races

Hamilton Races

1 Dec 2014

Enjoy a day fun day at the races! The Hamilton racecourse is situated on the Henty Highway, only five kilometres from the town Centre. The racecourse...

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Kilmore Racing Days

Kilmore Racing Days

31 Aug 2014, 29 Sep 2014, 12 Oct 2014, 2 Nov 2014

Kilmore Racing Club has a prestigious history that dates back prior to the 1850s. At this time horses would run between two mapped points in an out...

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Santa Day Races

Santa Day Races

21 Dec 2014

Horsham Country racing plays a prominent role in the heart and soul of Victoria. When you hear the thundering hoofs of the thoroughbred meet the...

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Sport events

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