Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Ararat Racecourse has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
Ararat Racecourse attracts visitors from all over the world. Located 200kms west of Melbourne, this racecourse is home to the annual Ararat Gold Cup.
In addition to the regular race days, the Ararat Racecourse is also a great venue to host a range of functions including weddings, birthdays, sporting club events and much more.
Ararat Racecourse Address – Ararat Turf Club, Victoria
The Ararat Racecourse has two feature race days; the Ararat Gold Cup, on the second Sunday in November, and the Willaura Cup, on the last weekend in April. During the November race meeting, prize money totals over $200K which makes these races very popular on the Victorian racing calendar. Visitors planning to attend the cup must book early, as the Gold Cup day attracts thousands of racegoers every year.
The course is an open track that spans 2 kilometres in circumference. So visitors who fancy thoroughbred racing, fashion, fresh food and great wine will thoroughly enjoy a day at the Ararat Racecourse one of the popular country racing meets.