Hamilton Racing Club
P. (03) 5572 1268
F. (03) 5572 2954
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Whether it's enjoying a day at the races or a function in one of our three function facilities, the Hamilton Racing Club (HRC) will make sure you have an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Since 1864, HRC, along with the Warrnambool Racing Club, has been the backbone of jumping racing in the south-west of Victoria. Hamilton became the first racing club in Australia to conduct six jumping races on the one program in August 2000. T
he Hamilton Cup runs in October of each year, during Victoria's Spring Racing Carnival.
When mentioning the Hamilton Cup, the grand old stager, Puramaka, comes to mind. He won four cups in between 1977 and 1980, a feat that could stand forever.
The Hamilton racecourse consists of a course proper, steeple grass and a sand track. Up to 60 horses train at Hamilton each morning. There are three training establishments on-course, and other trainers are within close proximity.
Travel & Accommodation
|ADDRESS||Henty Highway, Hamilton, Victoria 3300|
|DISTANCE FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT||281kms|
Coach services are available from Melbourne and there is also a daily air service from Essendon Airport.
Hamilton is 285 kilometres west of Melbourne, a 3.5-hour drive. Travel by car via the Henty, Glenelg or Hamilton highways.
|TRAIN||For timetables, visit: http://www.vline.com.au/home/|
|Hamilton is a gracious city located in the Western District. The Grange Burn loops around the southern edge of town, around its commercial heart and a number of gracious public buildings and homes. Lake Hamilton was created when the river was dammed at the spot where the earliest settlers camped.
Today picnic grounds provide an equally tranquil scene for visitors. The town is surrounded by a vast and beautiful landscape of green rolling hills, ancient red gums, extinct volcanoes and impressive waterfalls.
Activities and attractions
Hamilton Art Gallery on Brown Street – renowned as having one of the best regional art collections in Australia
Botanic Gardens at the corner of Thompson and French streets - heritage-listed, the Gardens include a native animal enclosure, bird aviary, band rotunda and decorative fountains
Explore the Volcanic Trail - with its many unique features, enjoy fishing and water sports at Lake Hamilton or the nearby Rocklands Reservoir
Green Triangle Beef Expo – February
Promenade of Sacred Music – April
Hamilton Cup – October
Sheepvention – August
Hamilton Rotary Art Show – October
Lake Hamilton Motor Village & Caravan Park Ph: 55723 855(Club Sponsor)
Grand Central Hotel - Gray Street, Ph: 5572 2899 (Club Sponsor)
Comfort Inn Botanical - Cnr French Street, Ph: 5572 1855 (Club Sponsor)
Best Western - Losdale Street Ph: 5572 4055 (Club Sponsor)
Grangeburn Motel - Ballarat Rd, Ph: 5572 5755
Goldsmith Motel - Goldsmith Street, Ph: 5572 4347
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Hamilton Racing Club
Phone: (03) 5572 1268
Fax: (03) 5572 2954