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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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NAB Charity 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...

29 Apr 2016

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Weekday Racing 2016 - Wangaratta

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...

12 May 2016

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Murray Downs Golf & Country Club June Racing Carnival

You haven't truly experienced the Swan Hill region until you have been to the Murray Downs Golf and Country Club June Racing Carnival. A prominent...

10 - 12 Jun 2016

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Pooncarie Cup Race Meeting

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...

1 Oct 2016

Horse racing

Manangatang Races

Manangatang is legendary for its annual racing event and every year people travel far and wide for the ultimate country racing experience. Save the...

8 Oct 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

Horse racing

Miller's Horsham Cup 2016

Miller's Horsham Cup is a fantastic day out for the whole family, get your heart racing up close to the action, fashion, food, wine, entertainment...

28 Oct 2016

Horse racing

Wentworth Melbourne Cup Races

The 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...

1 Nov 2016

Horse racing

Corryong Campdraft

The annual Corryong Campdraft is being at the Corryong Recreation Reserve. With the event incorporating the Brian Scammell Memorial Encouragement...

4 - 6 Nov 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

Horse racing

Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup

Soak up the atmosphere and excitement of the premier sporting and social event on Ballarat's calendar; the 2016 Sportsbet. com. au Ballarat Cup on...

19 Nov 2016
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