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 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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Avoca Cup

Pyrenees Winemakers Avoca Cup

17 Oct 2015

Get back to your grass roots with plenty of sunshine typically about, the Pyrenees Winemakers Avoca Cup is one of the biggest country race meetings...

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William Hill Geelong Cup 2015

William Hill Geelong Cup 2015

21 Oct 2015

William Hill Geelong Cup 2015 will be held in October at the Geelong Race Course. They have a variety of hospitality packages available. There will...

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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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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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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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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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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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Picnic racing at its best in Mansfield

Cup Day in the High Country

3 Nov 2015

They're off. The Mansfield racecourse is the perfect setting for a family picnic. There is plenty of lawn space and many shaded areas for spreading...

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Wangaratta Motor Group Melbourne Cup Day Races @ Wangaratta

Wangaratta Motor Group Melbourne Cup Day Races - Wangaratta

3 Nov 2015

Get your group of family and friends together and be a part of the region's biggest social event, Wangaratta Motor Group Melbourne Cup Day Races with...

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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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Corryong Campdraft

Corryong Campdraft

6 - 8 Nov 2015

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

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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

Christmas Cheer - Catanach Mansfield Cup

6 Dec 2015

They're off at the Catanach Mansfield Cup. The Mansfield racecourse is the perfect setting for a family picnic. There is plenty of lawn space and...

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December Weekday Races

December Weekday Races

8 Dec 2015

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...

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Insite Real Estate Twilight Christmas Party Races

Insite Real Estate Twilight Christmas Party Races

19 Dec 2015

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...

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