Geelong Racecourse 99 Breakwater Road, Breakwater VIC 3219(03) 5229 4414
The Geelong Racing Club was founded in March 1865 at a public meeting at the British Hotel. The first Geelong Cup was held in 1872 over a distance of two miles and was won by Flying Scud.
In 1903 the racecourse was transferred to its present site at Breakwater where the Geelong Racing Club will host more than 45 race meetings in the 2015/2016 racing season. The Geelong Racing Club is also home to the only all-weather synthetic race track in Victoria, and races twice a week during the Winter months in addition to hosting meetings transferred from turf tracks affected by wet weather.
The Geelong Cup is a renowned gateway to the Emirates Melbourne Cup, with a rich modern-day history seeing previous Geelong Cup winners go on to win the coveted Melbourne Cup a fortnight later.
These include Irish stayer Media Puzzle (2002), European-trained Bauer (2007), French horse Americain (2010), and fellow French stayer Dunaden completed the Geelong/Melbourne Cups double in 2011.
Following these successes, the Geelong Cup is now recognised internationally as a key lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup. The 2016 Geelong Cup will be held on Wednesday 19th October, a traditional public holiday for the City of Geelong. Tickets and Packages will be available on May 13th.
Jump outs and Trials
The Geelong Racing clubs hosts trials every Wednesday throughout the year on the Synthetic track. For trainers and owners, please CLICK HERE to view our Rules and Regulations of training, costs and other important information.
The Geelong Racing Club has a vast range of indoor/outdoor facilities that can be hired on a casual basis to suit any function, including weddings, social/birthday parties, auction nights, conferences, product launches, field days and trade shows. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Geelong Racecourse 99 Breakwater Road, Breakwater VIC 3219
(03) 5229 4414
99 Breakwater Road , Breakwater Vic 3219
RACV Victoria Map Ref: G10
72 Kms SW Melbourne (1 Hr)
By Car: To Geelong via the Princes Hwy
By Train: Geelong line then bus to racecourse, visit VLine for further information
By Bus: Catch the 61, 66 or 67 bus from Geelong Station. Disembark at the corner of Tucker Street & Fellmongers Road. Short walk to the Race Course. Contact McHarry's Buslines on (03) 5223 2111 or via their website for further information.
If you need any further information please contact us!
Geelong Racing Club
Phone: (03) 5229 4414
After hours: 0411 6546 173
Postal Address : PO Box 4333, Geelong 3220
Address: Geelong Racing Club, 99 Breakwater Rd, Breakwater VIC 3219
Chief Executive Officer - Daniel Salter
Sales & Marketing Manager - Jade Augustine
Catering Operations & Events Manager - Danine Bourke
Administration Assistant - Kate Nallawalla
Track Manager - Mark Jennings