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Mansfield District Racing Club

Our colourful country club hosts two picnic meetings, the first on the First Tuesday in November (Melbourne Cup Day), and the second, on the first Sunday in December. Both are very well received with a strong field of picnic horses and relaxed crowds the norm.

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P. 0418 595 878

F. 03 5775 2770


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  • Cup Day in the High Country

    Nov 04 Tue
    • Picnic
    • Fashion
    • General Admission



    Celebrate Cup Day in winning style with “good old” High Country hospitality! More info
  • Mansfield Cup Day

    Dec 07 Sun
    • Corporate party
    • Christmas party
    • General Admission



    Christmas is not far away and this is a perfect day for you to enjoy some of that Christmas cheer! More info

Our colourful country club hosts two picnic meetings, the first on the First Tuesday in November (Melbourne Cup Day), and the second, on the first Sunday in December. Both are very well received with a strong field of picnic horses and relaxed crowds the norm.


Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday) focusses on a high fashion stakes day complemented by elite picnic feasting and corporate marquee hospitality.  This Day is a highlight in Mansfield’s calendar of events as it brings the local community out in their finest and best to enjoy a fun filled day together. We also encourage visitation from tourists and other “out of towners” so that we can showcase what this High Country venue offers on this day.  The Fashions on the Field is a highlight.



Mansfield Cup Day, on 7th December 2014 focusses on a family day out with terrific entertainment and a Christmas Party and Santa theme to celebrate the onset of Christmas and the season’s festivities. Santa will arrive on horse and carriage and organisations and companies should take advantage of this day to hold their end of year celebrations.


Both days offer on-course tote and bookies, fantastic food, Carlton United beers, and a Champagne & Cider Bar.  BYO picnic hampers and sit under the shade of the old elm trees are one of the many options.  NO BYO alcohol/glass apparatus please.


Marquee  & Umbrella Packages are available at attractive prices and bookings must be made in advance by calling Kim Petersen at Mansfield Party Hire on 5775 3000 or email


We also host other events throughout the year and the recent event held in March -  TenOz on the Turf featuring Australia’s three finest young tenors was a huge success.  We are looking forward to stage this event again next year on Sunday 22 March. Please log onto our Facebook page for event announcements early next year.


As the biggest recreational horse riding area in Australia, it's no surprise that Mansfield shares an intertwined history with horse racing.  The area's first documented race was a two day meeting held in 1855 but these is sure to have been races before that time. In 1869 the Mansfield Jockey Club was formed with the first race, a two day meetings held in 1870 on a property named Flannery's Paddock. The Club had no fixed abode and racing was conducted at a number of different sites in the area until 1930 when the Mansfield Jockey Club was awarded the present site on Benalla Road, hosting the first meeting on the new track in 1932.


A name change in 1965 to Mansfield District Racing Club resulted when the Maindample Racing Club merged with Mansfield. At this time it was suggested that the new club run their six races a year at Benalla, 60 kilometres to the west, but this was strongly contested by members and locals and never eventuated.


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For all other information ie Events, Membership etc please contact the Secretary on 0418 595 878 or email

Sponsorship Packages for Naming Rights and single race sponsorships are available. Please contact or call Susan Kinloch on 0418 595 878.

Driving to Mansfield: 

Driving in your own car or a hire car is only a short 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne via the Hume Highway or Maroondah Highway. 

For all membership enquiries please contact the Secretary on 0418 595 878 or email:


Single Membership Price is $50 per Adult

Members may apply for 1 guest pass per member at $60 each

Corporate Membership is $300 per organisation (allowance of 4 member passes)

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• Free entry to both Race meetings
• Exclusive Member Club room and outdoor arena
• Exclusive Member bar
• Televised Race programs
• Tea and Coffee facilities
• Free afternoon tea


Note conditions

* There is a “no kids policy” (Under 18 yrs old) into the Members enclosure on race days

*All patrons must observe the Dress Code which is smart casual race attire; No shorts, T-shirts, slinglets and  thongs. (Trainers and staff please take note).

The Secretary:  


M: 0418 595 878

F: 03 5775 2770


Post:  P O Box 112, Mansfield  Victoria  3724

Mansfield District Racing Club

Phone: 0418 595 878

Fax: 03 5775 2770