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Country Racing The Grampians Way!

7 Nov 2019 by Amanda Cochran


1. Ararat Gold Cup - 10 November 2019

Be entertained, dance the day away and experience true country racing at the Ararat Cup. A day to simply focus on having fun with friends among the racing action, there are always plenty of reasons to party as the Spring Racing Carnival kicks into gear. Experience Fashions on the Field, plenty of kid's activities, regional wines, generous hospitality amongst the backdrop of Mount Langi Ghiran and Spring racing at its best. Celebrate the region and passion of the Ararat Turf Club.



2. Dunkeld Races feat. The William Thompson Cup - 16 November 2019

The region comes alive as thousands of locals alongside metropolitan and interstate visitors flock to Dunkeld to enjoy grass roots country racing at the most picturesque racecourse in Australia. Your day at the races is sure to be one to remember as you enjoy spectacular racing, fashion, food, fun along with free musical entertainment and a free super kids enclosure.


If you're keen to up the glam-factor on the day definitely grab a ticket to the Koonara Platinum Marquee for a fabulous day of racing, elegance and fun. The marquee is located in a premium trackside location with the stunning backdrop of Mount Abrupt. This package includes a five-hour beverage package of premium wines and beer, entry into the racecourse, with gourmet food and live entertainment. Strictly limited tickets available



3. Tuesday Racing at Hamilton Racecourse - 12 November 2019

Come along for a great afternoon of racing at the Hamilton Racing Club. On-course catering and bar facilities available. The Hamilton Racecourse is located on the rich agricultural plain between the coastline and the Grampians known as the Western District, about 3.5 hours from Melbourne. The track is lined by traditional structures that still maintain a vintage look. The course has a maximum distance of just over 2,000 metres and a home straight which is 400 metres long.



4. Party with the Ponies - 3 December 2019

Party with the Ponies is a day for the community come together to celebrate International Day of people with a disability. Along with great racing there will be lots of fun activities including Super Shakes, Fashions on the Field, Face Painting, an Animal Farm, a Horse and Cart, Crazy Nails station, Lego building, Hobby Horses, Art Projects, a Photo Booth, Mini Hot Rods and Giant Games. Book a table and join in the fun.



5. Penshurst Boxing Day Races - 26 December 2019

Bring the family and meet your friends at the Penshurst Boxing Day Races. With seven horse races including the Penshurst Cup, live music, free kids activities and giveaways, Fashions on the Field and plenty of food and beverage options, there’s something for everyone. Free bus leaves at noon from Hamilton’s Alexandra House. Marquee packages available, tickets online or at the gate. The Penshurst and District Race Club was established in the 1800's but has been part of many amalgamations to make it the great club it is today. Come and join in the fun.