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Country horse racing

You don't have to wait until spring each year to experience the atmosphere of a good race meet, as regional Victoria hosts racing events all the year round with turf clubs in many country towns. Head to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges 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.

Winter racing

During the cooler months, the Grampians region hosts flagship country race meets the Stawell Gold Cup, Mount Avoca ANZAC Day races and, later in the year, the Gunbower Gold. In north-western Victoria, look out for regular monthly races throughout winter too.

Spring fashions on the field

With much of the focus on spring racing in Victoria, there are plenty of race days across the state which give you the perfect occasion to wear your best new season tie or favourite frock. The Bendigo Cup is central Victoria's social sporting event of the year and the race runs as a Melbourne Cup qualifier. Watch horses race at one of the many clubs across the state with local races, entertainment, big screens and fashions on the field.

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Benalla Country Racing

Benalla racecourse is one of Victoria's more picturesque and only a short distance from the town centre. Benalla has 11 race meets per year with the...

24 Jan 2018
23 Feb 2018


Australia Day Races at Hanging Rock

Why not get out of the house and celebrate over 125 years of Racing at the Rock by spending Australia Day at one of the most iconic venues in...

26 Jan 2018


A Day at the Races - 139th Seppelt Great Western Cup

To begin the year long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Seppelt Family arriving to Great Western, Seppelt invite you to join them for 'A...

28 Jan 2018

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St Pats Races Yea

St Pats Races Cup meeting provides a six race program with TAB and bookies. A great day out for all the family with fashions on the field, vintage...

25 Feb 2018

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Wangaratta Racing, Food & Wine Carnival – Day One

Experience the Country Races at the Wangaratta Turf Club at Day One of the Wangaratta Racing, Food & Wine Carnival - the Hygain Ladies Day. Enjoy all...

3 Mar 2018


Rock and Roll Recycle Race Meeting

The Rock and Roll Recycle Race Meeting will feature great horse racing and a very special Fashions in the Field. Resurrect or recycle your best 50’s,...

3 Mar 2018

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Wangaratta Racing, Food & Wine Carnival – Day Two

Experience the 2017 Winsec Wangaratta Cup on Day Two of the Wangaratta Racing, Food & Wine Festival. Indulge yourself with a Umbrella Package on the...

4 Mar 2018

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Towong Cup

Horse racing commenced at Towong in 1871 and to this day still remains one of the districts most exciting and fun social events of the year. The...

10 Mar 2018

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North East Fasteners Wangaratta Pacing Cup

The Wangaratta Harness Club bring local racing back to Wangaratta's Avian Park Raceway for its one meet at the course for the year. It is a twilight...

11 Mar 2018


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