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

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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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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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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New Years Day 2011

New Years Day Races at Hanging Rock

1 Jan 2015

Make your way to Hanging Rock's natural amphitheatre to usher in the New Year with a fun-filled day of horse racing, bubbly and picnics.

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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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Horsham Harness Pacing Cup

Horsham Harness Pacing Cup

11 Jan 2015

Horsham is a thriving town situated on the edge of the Grampians National Park in Western Victoria and is the hub of the Wimmera, they will be...

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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

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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Racing at the Rock

Australia Day Races at Hanging Rock

26 Jan 2015

Enjoy country racing at its best along with kids activities, roving entertainment and more this coming Australia Day at the iconic Hanging Rock.

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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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Wandin Park Horse Trials

Australian Eventing Championships - Wandin Park

21 - 22 Mar 2015

The Wandin Park Horse Event is on again in 2015! This year Wandin Park will be holding the Australian Eventing Championships and this will bring all...

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Birchip Quarter Horse Races

21 Mar 2015

Birchip Quarter Horse Racing club is a community organisation developed to run Quarter Horse events in Birchip. All positions on the committee are...

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Macedon Ranges Cup Day

22 Mar 2015

Macedon Ranges Cup Day is a day that combines Thoroughbred Racing with the wonderful Food and Wines of the region plus a range of entertainment for...

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Albury Gold Cup

Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup Carnival

26 - 27 Mar 2015

Recognised as an iconic Albury event, the Commercial Club Albury Gold Cup is not to be missed! The Albury Gold Cup Carnival is now clearly...

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Horses

Kerang Cup

4 Apr 2015

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

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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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Anzac Day Races in the Pyrenees

Anzac Day Races in the Pyrenees

25 Apr 2015

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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Horsham Equestrian Arena

Horsham Equestrian Arena

29 - 30 Sep 2015

Running on conjunction with the Horsham Agricultural Show this event will showcase competitors from around Horsham, Victoria and some from further...

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Racing at Pooncarie

Pooncarie Cup Race Meeting

3 Oct 2015

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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Horsham Cup

Horsham Cup

30 Oct 2015

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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Sport events

Equestrian

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