Mansfield District Racing Club
P. M: 0418 595 878
F. 03 5775 2770
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Our colourful country club hosts two picnic meetings, the first on the First Tuesday in November (Melbourne Cup Day), and the second, between Christmas and New Year's Day. Both are very well received with a strong field of picnic horses and relaxed crowds the norm.
Mansfield Cup Day, Saturday 28th December 2013, focuses on a family day out with terrific entertainment and fashions for the youngest racegoer. The day offers on-course tote and bookies, fantastic food, Carlton United beers, and a new Champagne & Cider Bar. BYO picnic and sit under the shade of the old elm trees. NO BYO alcohol/glass please.
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.
Travel & Accommodation
|6165 Midland Highway Mansfield Victoria|
DISTANCE FROM MELBOURNE AIRPORT
|Mansfield is 200 km north east of Melbourne and can be accessed via the Hume/Tallarook, Maroondah or Midland Hwys.|
|Get on your high horse in Mansfield, home of Victoria's traditional cattlemen and adventure sports haven, before dismounting to indulge in fine local wines.
Follow the trails of cattlemen driving their herds to surrounding mountain pastures and enjoy spectacular views from Craig's Hut and Power's Lookout. Gallop from the summit of nearby Mount Buller to relive moments from The Man from Snowy River.
Base yourself in Mansfield for all-season adrenaline kicks, including mountain biking, High Country Rail Trail, rock climbing, and four-wheel driving. Bushwalk across plains of wildflowers, cast a line into the Howqua and Delatite rivers or try canoeing and white water rafting.
Visit in winter for Mount Buller's variety of skiing terrains. Head to Mt Stirling for excellent cross-country skiing.
Savour the effect of altitude on regional vineyards, producing rich, weighty chardonnay, crisp Riesling and superb sparkling wine. Venture into the King Valley for unforgettable food and wine experiences.
Explore Mansfield for a taste of village life. Sate your appetite in cafés, settle in for a session in a country pub or book into fine dining restaurants.
Contact Mansfield-Mt Buller High Country Reservations
A Special General Meeting will be conducted at 6.30pm, Thursday January 30th at the Members' Committee Room, Mansfield Racecourse, Benalla Road, Mansfield to consider a Special Resolution to accept the new Model Rules for the Mansfield District Racing Club Inc. All financial Members are entitle to attend and vote.
New memberships and renewals fall due on August 1 each calendar year.
Membership includes admission to 2 race meetings, reserved carparking, complimentary racebook, access to Members Enclosure and complimentary afternoon tea.
|Young Members||$30.00||18 - 25 years|
|Corporate||$165.00||2 tickets and race book advertising space|
M: 0418 595 878
F: 03 5775 2770
Post: P O Box 112, Mansfield Victoria 3724
Mansfield District Racing Club
Phone: M: 0418 595 878
Fax: 03 5775 2770