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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.

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Horse racing

Yarra Valley Orr Stakes Day

In the midst of summer, come and enjoy a day that has it all at Yarra Valley Racing. With wedding season now approaching, this is a great venue to...

13 Feb 2016

Horse racing

Colliers International Ballarat Polo Cup

You are cordially invited to Yaloak Polo Club for a fabulous day of fast‑paced polo, delicious local produce and entertainment for the whole family....

14 Feb 2016

Horse racing

Yarra Valley Blue Diamond Stakes Day

Spend one of the last days of Summer 2016 at Yarra Valley Racing for the Blue Diamond Stakes Day. There will be fine food, good wine, laughter and...

27 Feb 2016

Horse racing

Winsec Wangaratta Cup

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...

6 Mar 2016

Horse racing

Towong Cup Race

A visit to Corryong and surrounds during the March Labour Day long weekend is not complete without a visit to the Towong Races. Held on the Saturday...

12 Mar 2016

Horse racing

Wandin Park International Horse Event

Wandin Park International Horse Event is Australia's premier horse event and involves two exhilarating days of jam-packed entertainment. Wandin Park...

19 - 20 Mar 2016

Horse racing

Yarra Valley Cup Day

Yarra Valley Cup Day is the last thoroughbred event meeting for the season and a day to kick back, relax and enjoy life. To help celebrate the end of...

20 Mar 2016

Horse racing

Mason Park Funerals Seniors Race Day

Experience the best of summer racing in the country at beautiful Wangaratta, located just over two hours drive from Melbourne in the heart of North...

21 Mar 2016

Horse racing

Kerang Cup

Witness the running of the Kerang Cup amongst great friends and family this Easter Weekend. Schedule this day in amongst your families weekend and...

26 Mar 2016

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