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Nhill Racing Club

What better way to continue on the Christmas fun and festivities than at the 2015 Jim’s Butchery Nhill Cup. The Nhill Cup is held annually on Boxing Day and is a family freindly event with a wonderful festive atmosphere.

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Dec 26 Sat

Jim's Butchery Nhill Cup

Sat 26 Dec 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $20

    Each

  • Packages from

    $12

    Per Person

The Jim's Butchery Nhill Cup, Saturday 26th December 2015 is a truly fun and festive day for the entire family to enjoy and the perfect way to spend Boxing Day with family and friends. The cro...view more information

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The Nhill & District Racing Club is managed by a committee of passionate thoroughbred racing enthusiasts.

 

Racing action comes to Nhill annually on Boxing Day with the running of the much anticipated Jim's Butchery Nhill Cup. This is a family friendly day with something for everyone including kids activities, live music and hte Luv-A-Duck Fashions on the Field.

 

Like most country towns,  Nhill comes alive over Christmas and the festive cheer is enjoyed on Boxing Day at the Jim's Butchery Nhill Cup. If you're in the region and looking for something to do on Boxing Day than look no further than the Nhill Cup.

LOCATION & TRAVEL

Nhill is located approximately half way between Melbourne and Adelaide on the Western Highway. It is positioned between Dimboola and Kaniva and is close to the South Australian border.

Nhill is situated within a rich farming district and is close to atractions such as the The Little Desert National Park and Lake Hindmarsh.

Nhill is accessible by Car, Train (VLine) and Bus (VLine). The Vline timetable can be viewed by visiting www.vline.com.au

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The commercial centre of Nhill extends along Nelson Street and around the corner into Victoria Street, both of which are wide boulevards with gardens located within their median strip. Goldsworthy Park has particularly attractive gardens and occupies the central strip along the northern end of Victoria Street. It features a large war memorial, a bronze draught horse monument to signify the important role the breed had in working the wheat fields, a band rotunda, visitor information centre, playground, shelters and lawns. A number of historic buildings line both Nelson and Victoria Streets including the post office (built in 1888) and several large hotels.

A large grain silo, which is apparently Australia's largest single-bin silo, can be found at along Davis Avenue near the railway line. It is part of the historic Noske Flour Mills.

At the southern end of town is Lake Nhill and adjoining swamplands, although they can dry out in periods of drought. When there's water about, the lake is ideal for boating with a boat ramp located within the picnic grounds at the southern end of Campbell Street. The Nhill Swamp Boardwalk is an extensive elevated walkway which winds its way through the swampland on the western side of the lake. A branch of the walkway extends out to a bird hide from which birds and other animals can be observed.

Jaypex Park is situated along the eastern side of Victoria Street and also provides access to Lake Nhill via the Nhill Swamp Boardwalk. Within the park there's an extensive playground, picnic shelters, BBQ facilities and an information shelter containing a preserved sample of an Aboriginal scar tree. Also found in the park is the John Shaw Neilson Memorial Cottage, which was transported to its present site from Penola in South Australia where the lyric poet was born in 1872. It contains documents and relics related to the poet's life (www.travelvictoria.com.au/nhill/).

 

ATTRACTIONS

Nhill Aviation & Heritage Museum

Litle Desert National Park

Lake Hindmarsh

 

ACCOMMODATION

Zero Inn Motel

A: 31 Nelson Street, Nhill, VIC, 3418

P: 03 5391 1622

 

Motel Wimmera

A: 1 Fritsch Court, Nhill, VIC, 3418

P: 03 5391 1444 E: wimmeramotel@bigpond.com

 

Acacia Motor Inn

A: 7291Western Hwy, Nhill, VIC, 3418

P: 03 5391 1888

 

 

 

NHILL & DISTRICT RACING CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the Nhill & District Racing Club is just $20 and will give you entry into the Nhill Cup 26th December 2015.

 

A membership with the Nhill & District Racing Club also entitles you entry to the  Bordertown races, Edenhope Cup and Apsley Cup.

Memberships can be purchased by contacting Penny on 0418 124 289 or emailing nhill@countryracing.com.au

 

 

WIMMERA RACING CLUB MEMBERSHIP

The Nhill & District Racing Club also runs a membership through the Wimmera Racing Club. As a club we value our members immensely and the financial support we recieve from membership subscriptions is invaluable. A membership with the Wimmera Racing Club includes:

  • Members pass to 33 race meetings throughout the Wimmera region, across 9 Wimmera Racing Club Racecourses, including:
    Ararat
    Donald
    Great Western
    Horsham
    Murtoa
    Nhill
    St Arnaud
    Stawell
    Warracknabeal
  • Access to members facilities (where available).
  • Opportunity to purchase an additional season guest pass
  • 4 complimentary guest passes for non-feature days
  • Copy of members newsletter

 

The Wimmera Racing Club offers the following types of membership:

Full Membership $70

Full Membership + Guest Pass $120

Corporate Membership + 4 Guest Passes $210

 

Guest Passes are fully transferable and gives access to all race meetings at Wimmera Racing Club member club venues.

Memberships are available by contacting Penny Penfold on 03 5358 5288 or p.penfold@countryracing.com.au

Nhill Racing Club

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