Mortlake Racing Club

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Mortlake Racing Club

The Mortlake Racing Club was established in 1869 following a meeting of interested people at Mac's Hotel. Prior to this, "unofficial racing" had taken place at a location called the Manse which is opposite the local football ground in town. When the club was created it was allocated Crown Land by the Government at its current location in Connewarren Lane, approximately 2km from the town centre.


Over its existence the Mortlake Racing Club has remained strong despite several changes to racing's structure. These widespread changes to the industry have also meant that race meetings at Mortlake have diminished progressively over time with the club hosting our annual Mortlake Cup meeting on Derby Day each year.


A purely volunteer-based club, our dedicated committee are proud of the contribution that we make to the racing industry and to the local community. From maintaining our track in top order for our meeting and jump-outs, keeping the grounds and facilities looking pristine in the lead up to our feature day and ensuring that we provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for those visiting our club, you can be assured that all people that "Make it to Mortlake" will see for themselves what a special club it is.


Mortlake has had a rejuvenation in recent years with regular jump-outs being reintroduced to service the industry within the region and steady improvements being made to the racecourse infrastructure and facilities to ensure that we provide an exciting, friendly, comfortable and professional service to our patrons, members and thoroughbred industry participants.


Our Derby Day Mortlake Cup meeting has proven to be a winner with patrons with a greater awareness of the club and the wonderful day of racing and activities that are provided throughout the day. Perfect for the punter, the socialite and for kids, your day at Mortlake will be a Great Day Out!


Don't forget to follow us on Facebook - Mortlake Racing Club and on Instagram - #mortraces


All at Mortlake look forward to seeing you, your friends and family at our Derby Day Mortlake Cup meeting.



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CLUB MEMBERSHIP Be a part of the action at Mortlake Racing Club by becoming a member.

Mortlake Racing Club members have access to functions and exclusive club merchandise.

For more details on membership, contact the Club on 0439 574 972.

Cost of membership is $30 and you receive 1 x Members' Admission Pass, 1 x Guest Pass and 1 x ticket in the Race Day Promotion with the chance to win one of three fantastic prizes drawn on the day- $1000 Travel Voucher - $600 Accommodation Voucher - $400 Fashion Voucher


Our popular Fashions on the Field competition is one of the major reasons why the Derby Day Mortlake Cup has become one of the fastest growing events in on the Country Racing circuit.


Over 120 people take part in the 5 categories to be judged on the day which are: Ladies, Gentlemen, Children, Couples and Best Headwear.


The club thanks our wonderful partners for contributing to the event, with prizes to the value of over $3000.00 on offer for the lucky winners and placegetters throughout the day.


To enter the Fashions on the Field at this year's Derby Day Mortlake Cup meeting simply register at the Fashions Marquee located adjacent to the staging area between 11.45am- 1.00pm. Entry is FREE and gives you the opportunity to win some great prizes!


Judging times are as follows:


Children's - 1.55pm   Gentlemen- 2.15pm     Ladies- 2.45pm     Couples- 3.25pm - Best Headwear will be selected from the entrants in these other categories.


We look forward to seeing you at the Fashions on the Field on Derby Day at Mortlake.

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Getting there

Mortlake Racecourse- 160 Connewarren Lane, Mortlake

  • 220 kms from Melbourne. Travel along the Princes Freeway and take the Hamilton Highway turnoff. Travel on the Hamilton Highway through to Mortlake. Jouney time from Geelong is 90 minutes.


  • 124 kms from Ballarat via Smyhtesdale, Lismore and Mortlake. Travel time is 90 minutes.


  • 88 kms from Hamilton via the Hamilton Highway. Travel time is 60 minutes.


  • 71 kms from Port Fairy via Killarney, Illowa and Grassmere. Travel time is 55 minutes.

Race Day Bus Travel


 $1 RETURN BUS TRAVEL: Warrnambool - Mortlake Racecourse and return -Departing The Lighthouse Theatre- Timor Street Warrnambool at 10.45 am, the Cally  Hotel at 10.50am and returning from Mortlake Racecourse at 6.15 pm.  Book online at to reserve your spot.

 $1 RETURN BUS TRAVEL: Camperdown Post Office departing at 10.00am, Terang Station at 10.20am, Terang Post Office at 10.40am - Mortlake Racecourse and  return trip departing at 5.30pm & 6.15pm from Mortlake Racecourse. Book online at to reserve your spot.


 $1 RETURN BUS TRAVEL: Lake Bolac Hotel departing at 10.30am, travelling via Woorndoo departing 10.40am and onto Mortlake Racecourse. Return trip  departing at 6.20pm.  Book online at to reserve your spot.


Mortlake Town Centre - Mortlake Racecourse FREE shuttle - Departing Market  Square in 20 minute intervals from 11.00 am. and return trips from 5.30 pm 

V/Line Train Service

  • The Warrnambool train departs Southern Cross Station at 7.00am and stops at Geelong (8.15am), Colac (9.17am), Camperdown (9.45am).
  • Arriving at Terang station at 9.59am, a connecting bus will depart Terang at 10.20am for the journey to the Mortlake Racecourse.
  • The return journey will depart Terang station at 6.03pm and would arrive at Southern Cross Station in Melbourne at 8.57pm.

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