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

Hamilton Harness Races 2014

Hamilton Harness Races 2014

4 Feb 2015

Hamilton Harness Races are an enjoyable afternoon of harness racing. The event also offers great meals and bar facilities with the TAB on-hand, so if...

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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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Wangaratta Stock Foods & Farm Supplies Pacing Cup

Wangaratta Pacing Cup

8 Mar 2015

The Wangaratta Harness Club bring local racing back to Wangaratta's Avian Park Raceway for it's one meet at the course for the year. It is a twilight...

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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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country racing

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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Mildura Pacing Cup Carnival

Mildura Pacing Cup Carnival

7 - 11 Apr 2015

Mildura Pacing Cup Carnival is Victoria's most popular racing carnival and no doubt one of the best harness racing carnivals in Australia. This event...

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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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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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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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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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Winsec Wangaratta Cup

Winsec Wangaratta Cup

6 Mar 2016

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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