Hanging Rock (Kyneton & Hanging Rock Racing Club)
RACING AT THE ROCK
The Hanging Rock Racing Club was formed in 1885 and held its first official race meeting on New Years Day 1886, however there is evidence that thoroughbred racing has been taking place at the base of Hanging Rock on an unofficial basis from at the 1870’s.
Racing at the Rock is held twice a year on New Years Day and on Australia Day and each day attracts around 5000 to 7000 people per meeting.
Hanging Rock was created approximately 6.25 million years ago by volcanic magna and was the basis for the 1975 feature film “Picnic at Hanging Rock” directed by Peter Weir and the racecourse is located at the base of the rock on the east side.
When you speak with people who have attended Racing at the Rock, the type of comments received back from race goers are as follows.
- A Great Aussie Day Out
- Bucket List Must
- We’ll be Back
On New Years Day there is normally a 6 race program with the first race starting between 1pm and 1.25pm and on Australia Day a 7 race program with the first race starting between 1pm to 1.25pm. At the Rock, all Metro Meetings are shown on the big screen and you can bet on all other metro meetings on site via the tote or bookmakers.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a Great Day Out at the unique Hanging Rock!