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

Coleraine Cup 2015

Coleraine Cup 2015

27 Sep 2015

The Coleraine Racing Club is home to the Oldest Steeplechase in Australia. The Great Western Steeplchase was first run in 1857 and famed poet and...

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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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The Avoca Cup

17 Oct 2015

The Avoca Cup ready to race at a cracking pace this spring. Thousands of race-goers are set to descend upon Victoria's Pyrenees region for this...

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Cox Plate Day 2015 at Yarra Valley Racing

24 Oct 2015

Spend a relaxing racing weekend in the Yarra Valley and enjoy our first thoroughbred meeting of the season and much, much more. Traditionally this...

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Hamilton Cup 2014

Bet Easy Hamilton Cup 2015

25 Oct 2015

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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Centerbet Hamilton Cup

CrownBet Hamilton Cup 2015

25 Oct 2015

Steeped in more than 100 years of history, the CrownBet Hamilton Cup 2015 is the perfect way to end the weekend and prepare for the next working...

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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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Picnic racing at its best in Mansfield

Cup Day in the High Country

3 Nov 2015

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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On the Track at the Wenty Races

Wentworth Melbourne Cup Races

3 Nov 2015

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...

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Melbourne Cup Day Harness Race 2015 at Yarra Valley Racecourse

3 Nov 2015

Enjoy a great day out at the Melbourne Cup Day Harness Race 2015 at Yarra Valley Racecourse. With great local foods, wine, racing and the Melbourne...

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Oaks Day (Harness) 2015 at Yarra Valley Racing

Oaks Day (Harness) 2015 at Yarra Valley Racing

5 Nov 2015

Oaks Day is the third day of the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington and Yarra Valley Racing provides patrons a more relaxed country...

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Royal Mail Hotel William Thompson Dunkeld Cup

Royal Mail Hotel William Thompson Dunkeld Cup

14 Nov 2015

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 2015

30 Nov 2015

Party with the Ponies, an annual race day event since 2005, celebrates International Day of People with a Disability, and aims to acknowledge the...

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Santa Day Races

Santa Day Races

20 Dec 2015

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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Horse Racing

Kerang Boxing Day Races

26 Dec 2015

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

2 Jan 2016

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

10 Jan 2016

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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Hamilton Harness Racing

Hamilton Harness Racing Cup 2016

17 Jan 2016

Harness racing has been part of the Australian sporting calendar for 150 years now, and it becomes a bigger industry year on year. In Australia,...

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Hamiton Races

Hamilton Races 2015

21 Sep 2015, 9 Oct 2015, 25 Oct 2015, 30 Nov 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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