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The Donald Races take place – as one would expect – in the township of Donald, Victoria, which is located just an hour North East of Horsham. 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!
A 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. 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.
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 2015.
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
Full Membership - $70
Full Membership + Guest Pass - $120
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 03 5358 5288 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