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Country horse racing

You don't have to wait until spring each year to experience the atmosphere of a good race meet, as regional Victoria hosts racing events all the year round with turf clubs in many country towns. Head to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges 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.

Winter racing

During the cooler months, the Grampians region hosts flagship country race meets the Stawell Gold Cup, Mount Avoca ANZAC Day races and, later in the year, the Gunbower Gold. In north-western Victoria, look out for regular monthly races throughout winter too.

Spring fashions on the field

With much of the focus on spring racing in Victoria, there are plenty of race days across the state which give you the perfect occasion to wear your best new season tie or favourite frock. The Bendigo Cup is central Victoria's social sporting event of the year and the race runs as a Melbourne Cup qualifier. Watch horses race at one of the many clubs across the state with local races, entertainment, big screens and fashions on the field.

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Melbourne

Metropolitan races take place at Flemington, Moonee Valley, Caulfield and Sandown racecourses across greater Melbourne.

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Sale Turf Club Kids Day Out

Are you looking for ways to entertain the kids these summer holidays? How about bringing the family down to the Sale Kids Summer of Country Racing...

22 Jan 2017

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Australia Day Races at Hanging Rock

Why not get out of the house and celebrate over 125 years of Racing at the Rock by spending Australia Day at one of the most iconic venues in...

26 Jan 2017

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Balnarring Picnic Race Club Meeting

The Balnarring Picnic Racing Club conducts six family orientated picnic racing meetings at the picturesque Emu Plains Race Course each season between...

26 Jan 2017
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Swan Hill Trots

The Swan Hill Trotting Club boasts one of the fastest harness racing tracks in Australia. The trots is a family friendly sport and always welcomes...

15 Feb 2017
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9 May 2017

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Friday Races at Swan Hill Racecourse

Get yourself track side and witness the thoroughbred action right before your eyes at the Swan Hill Racecourse. Enjoy all of the late week racing...

3 Mar 2017

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Wangaratta Cup

Love the races and looking for a fantastic family atmosphere? Why not Relax and socialise whilst enjoying the best of what Country Races has offer....

5 Mar 2017

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Wangaratta Pacing Cup

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...

12 Mar 2017

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Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

All roads lead to the 'Bool' in the first week of May each year as the Warrnambool Racing Club conducts the internationally acclaimed Warrnambool May...

2 - 4 May 2017

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Wangaratta Turf Club - Autumn Weekday Racing

Experience the best of Racing in the Country at Beautiful Wangaratta, located just over two hours drive from Melbourne in the heart of North East...

8 May 2017
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