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

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

ANZAC Day races

Pyrenees Festival of Racing & Tasting ANZAC Day Races

25 Apr 2014

Celebrate ANZAC Day with a favourite Aussie tradition - a day of country racing! Kick back and relax with family and friends while enjoying Pyrenees...

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ANZAC Day at Yarra Valley Racing

25 Apr 2014

Celebrating one of Australia’s most important commemorative days, Yarra Valley Racing is pleased to present ANZAC Day at Yarra Glen. A range of...

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Anzac Day Races in the Pyrenees

Anzac Day Races in the Pyrenees

25 Apr 2014

Held at the Avoca Racecourse, this country race meeting celebrates Anzac Day with a favourite Aussie pastime - horse racing! Kick back and relax with...

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Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

29 Apr - 1 May 2014

The Warrnambool Racing Club is the home of the internationally acclaimed Wheelie Waste Grand Annual Steeplechase. The Warrnambool Racing Club...

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Harness Racing at Yarra Valley Racing

12 May 2014, 5 Jun 2014

Recent upgrades at the Yarra Valley Racecourse will ensure patrons to the 2013/2014 season can celebrate summer in style! Gather your friends and...

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Hamilton Harness Racing

Hamilton Harness Racing

5 May 2014, 9 Jun 2014

Hamilton Harness racing presents series of fun and exciting events at the Hamilton Racecourse, including the Hamilton Pacing Cup on the 12th of...

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Crowd at Redwood Day

Seelite Windows And Doors Redwood Carnival 2014

11 - 13 Jul 2014

Looking for a unique day out in the heart of the Goldfields, strike it rich at the 2014 Seelite Windows and Doors Redwood Carnival at Maryborough in...

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Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup Carnival

Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup Carnival

29 Aug 2014

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

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Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup Carnival

Euston Club Resort Mildura Cup Carnival

29 Aug 2014

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

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Racing at Pooncarie

Pooncarie Cup Race Meeting

4 Oct 2014 (dates to be confirmed)

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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Bright High Country Endurance Ride

Bright High Country Endurance Ride

10 - 12 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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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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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 Jun 2014, 22 Jun 2014, 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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Nhill Boxing Day Races

26 Dec 2014

What better way to continue on the Christmas fun and games than at the Nhill Boxing Day Races. Offering live music, activities for the kids, a TAB,...

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Horse Racing

Kerang Boxing Day Races

26 Dec 2014

The Kerang Turf Club is proud of its beautiful green surrounds and facilities making it the perfect place for patrons to join together and celebrate...

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Mounted Games Event2

Australian Mounted Games Association

4 - 5 Apr 2015

Held at Wentworth Showgrounds, Mounted Games are a series of very fast races, exciting for participants and spectators alike, performed by people on...

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Kilmore Races

Kilmore Racing Days

28 Apr 2014, 31 May 2014, 31 Aug 2014, 29 Sep 2014

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

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