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Grampians Racecourses

A trip to Victoria would not be complete without visiting one of the Grampians racecourses.

As thoroughbred racing has long been one of the most important spectator sports in the country, these venues provide a one-of-a-kind experience. Country racing at its best, combined with remarkable fashion and a pulsating atmosphere.

Grampians Racecourses, Horse Race Events & Race Track Map, VIC




The Hamilton Racecourse is one of the most popular. Conveniently located between the Grampians and a stunning coastline, visitors are treated to a spectacular show as the racecourse is set against a breathtaking background. Each October, the Hamilton Racecourse hosts the much-awaited Hamilton Cup, though there are also several meetings throughout the year. The venue is a popular one for private functions too, including weddings, birthdays, engagement parties, and the like.

The Dunkeld Racecourse is another notable venue among Grampians Racecourses because it’s a prime example of a real country racing course. Renowned for being one of the most exciting race locations in Victoria, it’s best known for the Dunkeld Cup which takes place during the Spring Racing Carnival every November. The racecourse is located just at the base of the Grampians, offering visitors stunning views of Mt Abrupt.

The Great Western Racecourse is one of the most picturesque Grampians Racecourses. Combining country racing with spectacular scenery, patrons are indeed in for a treat. It’s home to the Great Western Cup; a popular country racing event held in January. Come for world-class racing in a relaxing location at the Great Western Racecourse.

The Ararat Racecourse is a historic venue that goes back to the mid-19th century, at the start of the gold rush. It’s known for two feature races, the Ararat Gold Cup and the Willaura Cup, held in November and April respectively. Some of the finest thoroughbred racing events are held here, so don’t miss a chance to attend an event.

Grampians racecourses give you a peek into the culture of thoroughbred racing in Victoria. Be prepared for a full day of fun, fashion, music, and horses!



Hamilton Racecourse

Hamilton Racecourse

Hamilton, VIC

Hamilton Racecourse, located between the scenic coastline and the Grampians, offers race goers an enthralling opportunity to savour track events. The richness of the land on which the racecourse is located offers a...

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Dunkeld Racecourse

Dunkeld Racecourse

Dunkeld, VIC

The Dunkeld Racecourse is the perfect place to experience the sights and sounds of Dunkeld, while soaking up one of Victoria’s most exciting racing locations. The Dunkeld Racecourse is best known for hosting the...

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Great Western Racecourse

Great Western Racecourse

Great Western, VIC

The Great Western Racecourse is located in one of the most scenic locations in the state, the spectacular Grampians region. This stunning location is the perfect blend of natural scenery and country racing to bring you...

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Ararat Racecourse

Ararat Racecourse

Ararat, VIC

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...

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Avoca Shire Turf Club

Avoca Shire Turf Club

Avoca, VIC

The Avoca Shire Turf Club is a popular racecourse just two hours away from Melbourne in the town of Avoca. Situated in a charming rural town in the Pyrenees, the turf club is just one of the many attractions in the area...

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St Arnaud Racecourse

St Arnaud Racecourse

St Arnaud, VIC

The St Arnaud Racecourse is a small, yet importance racecourse in Victoria. It is home to the Wimmera Racing Club, which hosts two meetings a year. Just like in other parts of Victoria, horseracing is an important...

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Stawell Harness Racing Club

Stawell Harness Racing Club

Stawell, VIC

The Stawell Harness Racing Club is a significant player in the local harness racing community. Established in 1956 at Laidlaw Park, the club holds 10 race meetings that are held throughout the year. Stawell Harness...

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Stawell Racecourse

Stawell Racecourse

Stawell, VIC

Racegoers visiting Stawell will be thrilled to plan a visit to Stawell Racecourse, conveniently located off the Western Highway, approximately 240kms from Melbourne. Stawell Racecourse hosts the Stawell Gold Cup held on...

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Coleraine Racecourse

Coleraine Racecourse

Coleraine, VIC

The Coleraine Racecourse is a premier horseracing venue; just 350 kilometres west of Melbourne and 35 kilometres north-west of Hamilton. It features numerous world-class features, especially for racers because of its...

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Horsham Cup

Horsham Racecourse

Horsham, VIC

Racing is a popular activity in Horsham and the Horsham Racecourse attracts visitors from Victoria and beyond for some of Victoria’s biggest race days. The Horsham Racecourse is best known as the host for the...

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Murtoa Racecourse

Murtoa Racecourse

Murtoa, VIC

The Murtoa Racecourse is a popular country venue for thoroughbred horseracing in Murtoa; home to the Murtoa Marma Racing Club and the annual Murtoa Cup and Marma Cup. It features a track length of 1,605 metres, a home...

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Nhill Racecourse

Nhill Racecourse

Nhill, VIC

Nhill Racecourse is a popular venue for thoroughbred horseracing in Victoria. Several highly anticipated racing events are held here throughout the year (specifically the Nhill Cup held on Boxing Day), so if you want to...

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Lord Nelson Park

Lord Nelson Park

St Arnaud, VIC

Lord Nelson Park is a community space in St Arnaud that features recreational facilities available for public use. These include netball courts, an oval, and a pavilion; all ideal for a day of sport and fun outdoors...

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Stawell Trotting Track

Stawell Trotting Track

Stawell, VIC

The Stawell Trotting Track (also referred to as the Stawell Harness Racing Club) is located on Patrick Street in Stawell, a 3 hour drive from Melbourne. The Stawell Harness Racing Club was established in 1956 and its...

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