The Buchan & Gelantipy Race Club has garnered a reputation over the past 118 years for fun and frivolity spiced up with quality regional racing.
Over the last two decades, the Canni Creek races has gone from a local sporting event to one of the most popular fixtures in the Picnic Racing Victoria calendar attracting support from racing enthusiasts from a wide area of East Gippsland. It is not unusual to see overseas visitors amongst our large crowds.
Families and punters turn up for the highly enjoyable picnic races, joining a local following that takes their racing seriously. The thrills of a day at the races are all there, as is the chance to sit back and soak up a relaxing picnic atmosphere.
Country racing plays a prominent role in the heart and soul of Victoria. When you hear the thundering hoofs of the thoroughbred meet the fresh country turf, racing truly comes alive.
A registered company pursuant to the Corporations Act comprising of a Board of 10 Directors, Country Racing Victoria represents 48 professional clubs ranging from large clubs in the outer metropolitan areas of Melbourne such as Werribee, Cranbourne and Yarra Valley to small clubs in rural areas such as Edenhope, Manangatang and Towong.