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Benalla Racing Club

Benalla Racing Club – History • Three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva had her first start at Benalla, finishing 4th • Black Knight won the 1984 Benalla Cup before winning the ’84 Melbourne Cup • Three-time Group 1 winner Yosei won his Maiden at Benalla • Kelly Gang member Steven Hart rode winners at the Benalla races • First race meeting of Benalla Racing Club was held in March 1860 • First race meeting at the current racecourse site was in January 1861, the same year Benalla was declared a Township • 1892 Melbourne Cup winner Glenloth was broken in and made his race debut in Benalla • 2001 Group 1 Adelaide Cup winner Apache King won the Benalla Cup in 2000 Benalla Racing Club – the `Friendly Club’ • Hosts 10 race meetings broadcast nationally per annum • Hosts 6-8 sets of trials broadcast on thoroughbred racing television & Internet • Hosts 2-3 functions per week • Involved in community programs & fundraising, including direct involvement with Benalla Rotary, Benalla Lions Club & Down Syndrome Victoria and indirectly with Blue Ribbon Foundation & Relay For Life • Enjoys a glowing reputation within our local community • Home to the business operations of 25 horse trainers • Part of the Australian thoroughbred community – Australia’s third largest employer Benalla – The Community • Home to 14,000 residents • Situated on the Hume Highway, 200km north of Melbourne • Area is a combination of sheep, beef and grain farming along with manufacturing companies • Strong tourism through local wineries, snowfields, waterways and cycling • Located within the hub of the Victorian thoroughbred breeding region

Contact Details

P. (03) 5762 2543

F. (03) 5762 3821


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May 11 Mon

No. 1 Club Day 2014

Mon 11 May 2015 GATESOPEN 11:30 AM

Enjoy the thrills of Group 1 racing interstate on-course at Benalla races.


The Benalla Racing Clubs Events Centre is a modern facility with breathtaking views and our is to not only ensure our clients of a fantastic event, but also a genuine Benalla experience.

If you are looking for a function centre to host a conference, product launch, wedding reception or social event, the Benalla Racing Club is an ideal choice.

Inside there are a number of rooms that can accommodate functions of varying sizes, the beautifully maintaained grounds are also ideal for any outdoor event.

The Benalla Racing Club, in the heart of the North East which is jammed full of sensational cellar doors, superb restaurant serving fresh regional produce, luxury accommodation, quality touring services and breathtaking scenery. The North East is a fantastic location for any meeting, celebration or event.

The Benalla Racing Club is a versatile and ideal for a range of functions including:

Weddings       Engagements        Christenings      

Birthday Celebrations         Meetings     Corporate Functions

End of School Celebrations          Formal Celebrations     Fundraising Events      

Wakes              Balls & Gala Events              Award Ceremonies     

Informal Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktail or Dinner Functions

Our experience event staff will assist you in planning of your function and will be there to ensure that your event is enjoyable and memorable.

Feel free to contact our Club Manager on 03 5762 2543 to arrange an inspection of the facilities.



Exit Hume Fwy at 1st Benalla turn-off.
Turn right onto Bridge Street and follow over the picturesque lake.
Turn left at first set of traffic lights past the lake (Midland Hwy)
Continue straight on Midland Hwy - racecourse on the right about 4km out


Exit Hume Fwy at 1st Benalla turn-off.
Follow Sydney Rd into town centre.
Turn right at traffic lights (Midland Hwy)
Continue straight on Midland Hwy - racecourse on the right about 4km out


From Shepparton follow the Midland Hwy to Benalla.
Racecourse located on your left at the edge of the town.


Catch V-Line train to Benalla. Club is a 1km cab ride from the train station or a 15min walk along Midland Hwy (be cautious of vehicular traffic)

Benalla Racing Club welcomes new members and would be delighted to receive your application or personal enquiry.

A membership of the Benalla Racing Club costs just $99 and entitles you to the following benefits:

1. A membership card and guest card that entitles you and a guest to admission to all 10 race meetings at Benalla during the 2014/2015 season.

2. Admittance to the BRC Members Lounge and Bar.

3. Partner clubs with reciprocal rights include Ballan, Echuca, Geelong St Pats, Kyneton, Seymour, Tatura, Wangaratta, Werribee, Wodonga & Yarra Valley - (Excluding respective Cup meetings)

4. Four rounds of golf at Benalla Golf Club.

5. Four games of social bowls at Benalla Bowls Club.

Benalla Racing Club

Phone: (03) 5762 2543

Fax: (03) 5762 3821