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Donald & District Racing Club

Described as a small country town with a 'lively spirit' it is no wonder that the first racecourse in Donald is rumored to have been down the main street of the town - what a tradition! Donald races seven times annually and is amongst one of the prettiest racecourses in Victoria.

Contact Details

P. 0418 124 289

F. 03 5497 1569

E.

  • Club Events
  • Club Information
  • Getting There
  • MemberShips
  • Contact Details
Aug 15 Sat

Saturday Racing 2015

Sat 15 Aug 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Sep 14 Mon

Midweek Racing - Spring

Mon 14 Sep 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Oct 16 Fri

Midweek Racing @ Donald

Fri 16 Oct 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Nov 15 Sun

Michaels Donald Cup

Sun 15 Nov 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $20

    Each

  • Packages from

    $16

    Per Person

The Donald Cup is the feature event for the Donald & District Club. Donald Cup Day is a much anticipated weekend for the Donald community and attracts many visitors to the township. The Donald...view more information

Apr 08 Fri

Midweek Racing 2016

Fri 08 Apr 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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May 14 Sat

Donald 2YO Classic

Sat 14 May 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $16

    Per Person

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Jul 02 Sat

Saturday Racing @ Donald 2016

Sat 02 Jul 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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NEED MORE INFORMATION? CALL COUNTRY RACING CUSTOMER SERVICE ON 1300 139 402

Donald & District Racing Club

Described as a small country town 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!

Racing at Donald has changed somewhat from those days and the racecourse is now located just on the outskirts of town. The track itself boasts a long wide straight and long runs to the first turn from all starting positions, giving every horse a chance to win. The facilities and surrounds at Donald are among the best in the region and the beautifully kept gardens make it one of the prettiest too.

The race dates for the 2015/2016 Racing Season are:

* Saturday 15th August 2015

* Monday 14th September 2015

* Friday 16th October 2015

* Sunday 15th November 2015 - Michaels Donald Cup

* Friday 8th Apri 2016

* Saturday 14th May 2016 - Donald 2YO Classic

* Saturday 2nd July 2016

 

 

 

 

Travel & Accommodation

ADDRESS

Racecourse Road, Donald VIC

DISTANCE FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT

277km

TRANSPORT TYPES

BUS
Visit www.vline.com.au(Northern Region)
CAR
From Melbourne city travel along Sunraysia Hwy
TRAIN
Visit www.vline.com.au (Northern Region)

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 

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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.

And 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 - Address: 27 Woods Street
Phone: 5497 1707

LOCAL Accommodation

Donald Motor Lodge- 03 5497 1700
Donald Riverside Motel- 03 5497 1488
Donald Caravan Park- 03 5497 1764

CLUB LOCATION


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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.

Single $30

Double $60

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: 

  • Members pass to 31 race meetings throughout the Wimmera region, across 9 Wimmera Racing Club Racecourses, including:
        Ararat
        Donald
        Great Western
        Horsham
        Murtoa
        Nhill
        St Arnaud
        Stawell
        Warracknabeal
  • Access to members facilities (where available).
  • Opportunity to purchase an additional season guest pass
  • Non-raceday benefits such as special offers on accommodation
  • 4 complimentary guest passes for non-feature days
  • Copy of members newsletter

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 p.penfold@countryracing.com.au

 

Donald & District Racing Club

Phone: 0418 124 289

Fax: 03 5497 1569

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