EVENTS TO REMEMBER
The Wangaratta Turf Club has a rich racing history, and it holds special significance with legendary Mare, Makybe Diva whom began her amazing career wins at Wangaratta at over 1600 meters in a maiden on a heavy track.
Racing initially began at the Wangaratta Turf Club in 1845 at North Wangaratta, however 10 years later the Club moved to its present site. Wangaratta Turf Club holds 12 race meetings per year with the Ovens Ford Wangaratta Melbourne Cup Day meeting the most attended with over 5000 people on course each year. The Winsec Savings and Loans Wangaratta Cup is the Club’s Premier Event held on the first Sunday in March as part of the two day Wangaratta Racing, Food & Wine Carnival with the Ladies day held the day before. Other event days for the Club include the Twilight Christmas Party Race Day in December, Seniors race day in September.
For information and tickets on upcoming events please visit our Country Racing Victoria page.
The Wangaratta Turf Club is the region’s Major Training Centre having undergone a number of capital improvements which included the refurbishment of the Re-constructed and widened Grass Training Track along with the course proper re-development whilst the Club is currently constructing a Fibre Sand training track along with student accommodation, new stables, a new racecourse entry along with the new multi-purpose grandstand facility.