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

Eastcoast Plumbtec Sale Cup

Eastcoast Plumbtec Sale Cup

26 Oct 2014

With many different hospitality packages available, Sale Cup day is sure to have the perfect hospitality option for you. For the very first time,...

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Hamilton Cup 2014

Hamilton Cup 2014

26 Oct 2014

Bring your family and meet up with friends at the Hamilton Cup. Come and enjoy fantastic horse racing, fashions on the field, Family & Friends Zone...

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Jayco

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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Picnic racing at its best in Mansfield

Cup Day in the High Country

4 Nov 2014

Enjoy Picnic Racing at its best at the Mansfield Racecourse, with six local races and televising of the Melbourne Cup, it's a fun day out and all...

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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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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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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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Party With The Ponies

Party With The Ponies 2014

1 Dec 2014

Party With The Ponies celebrates 10 years! Party with the Ponies, celebrates International Day of People with a Disability, and aims to acknowledge...

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Kilmore Racing Days

Kilmore Racing Days

2 Nov 2014, 11 Nov 2014, 23 Nov 2014, 2 Dec 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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Penshurst Boxing Day Races

2014 Penshurst Boxing Day Races

26 Dec 2014

Come along to Penthurst Racecourse and the join the fun that many family, friends and racegoers from off across Victoria have been doing at the...

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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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Dederang Picnic Races

Dederang Picnic Races

3 Jan 2015

The Dederang Picnic Race Day is a family focused day out that has been run at Dederang for over 100 years. The local community welcome all visitors...

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Boneo Classic

Boneo Classic

22 - 25 Jan 2015

Boneo Park is delighted to announce that they will be hosting a World Cup Showjumping Qualifier during the 2014/15 FEI World Cup Jumping Season. The...

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Hamiton Races

Hamilton Races 2014/2015

17 Nov 2014, 1 Dec 2014, 23 Jan 2015

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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Winsec Wangaratta Cup

Winsec Wangaratta Cup

1 Mar 2015

Wangaratta's Premier Race meeting the Winsec Wangaratta Cup, is part of the Wangaratta Festival Weekend with the King Valley wineries the place to be...

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Towong Cup

Towong Cup

7 Mar 2015

Take a picnic and take in all the racing action at Towong Turf Club, a good bet for a full day of country-racing fun and family entertainment.

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