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Smell the roses in the fresh country air at Alexandra Race Club on Cox Plate Day. Forget the crush of city racing, relax and enjoy great racing up close and personal at its grass roots best. Join Alexandra Race Club in officially opening the Victorian Picnic Racing Season.

Run for the Roses is a punters' paradise with six great local races and a very strong bookies ring servicing Melbourne, interstate and the local.

There will be a tote van on-site covering all races just about everywhere, plus more television coverage than you could poke a stick at.

Music by Whisky Gypsies Rhythm and Blues Band.

Betting vouchers to be won when you buy a race book and enter the free raffle. Bring your own picnic or choose lunch from a delicious range of local caterers.

Gates open at noon.


Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Children under 16 free.

More info

  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Public toilet

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision