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The township of Donald is located just an hour North East of Horsham in Victoria. With a lively spirit, it is no wonder that the first racecourse in Donald is rumored to have been down the main the street of the town - what a tradition!
For a relatively small town, Donald is big on racing action. The race meets in Donald form a very important part of the social and community fabric and spirit of the town. With a population of 1700, Donald is a quiet, but interesting, agricultural town.
The first race meeting held by the Donald Turf Club was in 1875. Despite this, however, legend has it that the first organised race meet was in 1865. Of interest, is that the first racecourse in Donald was actually its main street.
There was a merger between the Donald Turf Club and the Corack Club in 1963 and it became the Donald & District Race Club. In 1978, these clubs then merged with the Wachem-Birchip Club. The Wimmera Racing Club (established in 1998) is now responsible for racing at the Donald track.
Saturday 2nd July 2016
Saturday 27th August 2016
Friday 14th October 2016
Sunday 13th November 2016 - Michaels Donald Cup
Friday 7th April 2017
Saturday 13th May 2017 - Weirs IGA Donald 2YO Classic
Monday 19th June 2017
Saturday 8th July 2017
We have full betting, bar and catering services available on-course at each of our race meetings - come and join us for a great day at the races in Donald.
DONALD & DISTRICT RACING CLUB COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Graeme Leishman (Chairman), Patrick O’Reilly (Vice Chairman), Jack Alexander (Treasurer), Glenn Wright, Shane Wall, Leigh Herben, Gerard Hogan, Geoff Brown, Greg Hogan, Kim Spencer, Kelvin Clark and Paul Clements.
DONALD LIFE MEMBERS:
Greg Hogan, Gerard Hogan, Jack Styring, Shane Wall.
WIMMERA RACING CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Don Murphy (Chairman), Damian Drum (Vice Chairman), Lance Huebner, Peter Knights, Graeme Leishman, Karen Thomas, Max Magrath, Kelvin Clark,
Leo Harrington and Carl Barry.
The Donald Colts & Gelding Association provides an opportunity to be involved with the Donald & District Racing Club and thoroughbred racing without the full commitment and responsibility of joining the committee.
If you would like to be a part of the Donald & District Racing Club's Colts & Gelding Association and be notified of such things as volunteer club working bees, race days and club social events simply contact the club to discuss.
Donald & District Racing Club Membership
A Membership with the Donald & District Racing Club includes:
Entry to all 7 Donald Race meetings - including the Michaels Donald Cup in November 2016.
Donald & District Racing Club Single Membership $30
Donald & District Racing Club Double Membership $60
For more in formation on becoming a member of the Donald & District Racing Club please contact Penny Penfold 0418 124 289 or simply fill out a New Member Application form and return to PO Box 87, Donald, VIC, 3480 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wimmera Racing Club Membership
As a club we value our members immensely and the financial support we recieve from membership subscriptions is invaluable.
A membership with the Wimmera Racing Club includes:
The Wimmera Racing Club offers the following types of membership:
Wimmera Racing Club Full Membership - $70
Wimmera Racing Club Full Membership + Guest Pass - $120
Wimmera Racing Club Corporate Membership + 4 Guest Passes - $210
Guest Passes are fully transferable and gives access to all race meetings at Wimmera Racing Club member club venues.
Memberships are available by contacting Penny Penfold on 0418 124 289 or email@example.com
|1981||Sporting Model||G. Fuzzard|
|1982||Toujours Mio||B. Courtney|
|1983||Sir Sahib||S. Fliedner|
|1984||Good Rumour||R Anderson|
|1989||Call My Bluff||R. Burgess|
|1990||Fail Proof||K. Salt|
|1991||Awesome Mover||L. Beer|
|1993||All Toff||P. Payne|
|1994||Mango’s Lunch||N. Wilson|
|1996||Striking Gold||R. Aitken|
|1997||Eye Wonder||M. Miller|
|1999||Carinya Pirate||S. Harrison|
|2000||Robyn’s Furniture||B. Rawiller|
|2001||Storm Rebel||B. Rawiller|
|2002||Geronimo Run||J. Patton|
|2007||All Pressure||L. Beer|
|2009||Old Songs||C. Robertson|
|2011||Did We Win||C. Lindop|
|2012||Magic Me||L. Meech|
|2013||Me Hnugi||C. Robertson|
|2014||Excites Zelady||A. Patterson|
0418 124 289
Donald Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Donald VIC
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Donald is a small country town with a lively spirit situated approximately 3 hours drive north west of Melbourne. Nearby, Lake Buloke is in not only one of Victoria’s largest lakes but it is also a significant breeding ground for waterfowl, especially ducks. The smaller Lake Jil Jil also provides its share of game in the form of trout and redfin, which also attract their share of fish-eating birds.
No visit to Donald is complete without a photograph of the famous bullock’s head - an unusual, natural growth on a riverside box tree. Wildflower lovers should time their visit to coincide with the spring show in the Mt Jeffcott Reserve where 4WD visitors can enjoy the panaoramic views from the summit.
Visitor Information Centre - Next to Johno's Cafe at north end of town at 27 Woods Street, Donald, phone: 5497 1707
We suggest booking in advance, as when the Donald Cup rolls around, local accommodation fills to capacity a month out from raceday.
Penny Penfold - Club Manager 0418 124 289 or firstname.lastname@example.org