Wangaratta Turf Club

Wangaratta(03) 57221242



Wangaratta Turf Club

The Wangaratta Turf Club has a rich racing history, and it holds special significance with legendary Mare, Makybe Diva whom began her amazing career wins at Wangaratta at over 1600 meters in a maiden on a heavy track.


Racing initially began at the Wangaratta Turf Club in1845 at North Wangaratta, however 10 years later the Club moved to its present site.


After having undergone 10 months of course rescontruction, the Wangaratta Turf Club will welcome the 2015/2016 season with its first race, which will be held on Sunday 18th of October to kick off the Club's Spring Carnival. Wangaratta Turf Club holds 12 race meetings per year with the Arlington Park Estate Melbourne Cup Day meeting the most attended with over 5000 people on course each year. The Winsec Savings and Loans Wangaratta Cup is the Club's Premier Event held on the first Sunday in March. Other event days for the Club include the Twilight Christmas Party Race Day in December, Seniors race day in October and Kids day out meeting in the Summer holidays.


In 1985 the Wangaratta Turf Club was one of the first Victorian country clubs invited to race on Melbourne Cup Day, which has proven to be a bonanza for the club.


The Wangaratta Turf Club is the regions Major Training Centre having undergone a number of capital improvements over the past 16 months which include the refurbishment of the Female Jockey and Stewards Rooms, Resurfaced Sand Training Track, New Bullring installed, Re-constructed and widened Grass Training Track, and the latest project nearing completion is a state of the art Equine Swimming pool, which is concreted with filtration system and optional Bungy swimming operation.


Wangaratta services over 25 trainers on a weekly basis, with 14 trainers based on track resulting in an average of 100 horses per morning with continued growth expected as Wangaratta continues to work towards becoming  Major Training, Equine Education and Racing Centre for Country Victoria. 



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Wangaratta Turf Club Membership is the best way to Get your Heart Racing!! With a number of fantastic value membership packages from just a single membership, to getting a thrill by having a share in a race horse or having a Gold package for you or your Business, there is hundreds to thousands of dollars of value across all packages.

Membership Packages 2015/16


Single Membership - $77

  • Entry into all twelve race meetings at Wangaratta during the 2015/2016 race season including Melbourne Cup Day
  • Admittance to the members' facilities which includes private TAB, toilet & bar
  • Members cash prize draws jackpotting $50 every race meeting
  • Complimentary Race book for each Race Meeting
  • Complimentary Drink Voucher for each Race Meeting
  • Discounted hospitality packages on all race days
  • Invitation to members' events, including a complimentary welcoming luncheon in January 2016
  • Voucher booklet with over $400 worth of value at over 12 Wangaratta Business's
  • Discounted room hire of Oaks Conference & Function Centre
  • Reciprocal rights at Benalla, Wodonga, Echuca, Tatura, Towong and Geelong racing clubs
  • Monthly members' newsletters
  • Regular member events including social bus trips, club functions & racing tours








5 Year Membership - $385

Show your commitment to the Wangaratta Turf Club and save money by purchasing a 5 year membership at todays rate! For $385 you will receive all the membership benefits listed under the single membership each year for 5 years, bonus ticket in all the members cash draws and recognition in the members newsletter.

In your first year receive a $47 Precinct Restaurant & Bar voucher as well as a $30 Steve & Linda’s Supa IGA voucher giving you your membership value straight back!









Makybe Owners Club Membership - $370

If you’re looking for fun, excitement, spine-tingling moments and enjoy the beauty of the thoroughbred …then it’s time to get amongst it and join the ‘sport of kings’, where over $180 million in prizemoney is on offer across 4500 races in Victoria annually.

Whether you strike a win at fabulous Flemington or in the charm of Wangaratta, owning a racehorse with family, friends, and fellow members can change lives and has never been easier or more affordable!

Aside from the lucrative prize money and bonuses to pocket, racehorse ownership can change lives, create life-long friendship and unforgettable experiences both on and off the racetrack like it did for Tony Santic after Makybe Diva won her first ever race here at Wangaratta in 2002.

This season we will have 2 horses in our Wangaratta Turf Club syndicate. Turf Cutter Girl is a 4 year old Mare by Bel Esprit out of Blaze the Turf and won her first race here in Wangaratta last year. After a little bit of time out we hope to see her return to her winning form in the coming season.

We are still gathering details on our second horse but will be sure to fill you in as soon as we know.







Gold Membership - $1,000

  • Two single memberships with all the single membership benefits (listed below)
  • Two tickets into the Ultimate Dining Package on Wangaratta Cup Day
  • One ticket into the NAB Business Charity Luncheon featuring Ricky Ponting and Glenn Archer
  • $1000 off a full page advertisement in the Wangaratta Chronicle
  • Up to $500 worth of free advertising with 102.1 Edge FM and 1566 3NE
  • Advertising year round in members’ newsletter
  • Naming rights to one race during the 2014/15 season which includes:
    • Temporary signage at entrance gates
    • Racebook advertising
    • 6 passes into members’ facilities to enjoy 6 complimentary meals
    • Extensive media coverage in local and national newspapers, radio, television coverage on Sky Racing and TVN with a potential audience of over 1 million people
    • Race name printed in all local and national pubs on form guides
    • The opportunity to have a celebratory drink with the winning connections of your race
    • Any extra signage that you may have can be put around the course in ideal locations to maximise your exposure





Catch the Bus to the Wang Cup!

Catch the Bus to and from the Winsec Wangaratta Cup!

The Wangaratta Turf Club will be running a Free Wangaratta Bus service to get you too and from the track! Catch the Bus along the below route every 30 minutes from 11am and then get dropped off at the conclusion of The Black Sorrows & James Reyne. The Club will also be running a $10 Return Bus service from Mulwala, Yarrawonga, Bundalong, Bright, Myrtleford and Beechworth!

The Bus will be covering the below route departing stops at the following times, feel free to hail the bus along the route-

Judds Tavern                                                     11:00am            11:30am            12:00pm           12:30pm

St Johns Nursing Home                                    11:03am            11:33am            12:03pm           12:33pm

Wangaratta High School (Phillipson St)           11:05am            11:35am            12:05pm           12:35pm

Rovers Football Ground                                    11:07am            11:37am            12:07pm           12:37pm

Chemart Chemist (Reid St)                               11:10am            11:40am            12:10pm           12:40pm

Coles (Perry St)                                                  11:13am            11:43am            12:13pm           12:43pm

Murdoch Rd                                                         11:16am            11:46am            12:16pm           12:46pm

Wenhams Lane                                                   11:19am            11:49am            12:19pm           12:49pm

Cribbes Rd                                                           11:21am            11:51am            12:21pm           12:51pm

Town & Country Tavern                                     11:22am            11:52am            12:22pm           12:52pm


You can also hail the Bus at any designated Bus Stop along the route outlined above for it to stop during those times. What's better, catch the Free Wangaratta Bus service and receive a Free Race Book and $5 lunch voucher. 

The $10 Return Bus Service will also be operating on the below Timetable with Bookings Essential to ensure service runs-

Mulwala- Ricky D's 11:00am

Yarrawonga Town Hall- 11:10am

Bundalong Tavern- 11:25am

Bright Bus Stop- 10:45am

Porepunkah Bus Stop- 10:55am

Myrtleford Bus Stop- 11:10am

Beechworth Bus Stop- 11:35am

Busses will return at the conclusion of the Black Sorrows and James Reyne.

 Call the Club on 57 22 1242 for any further enquiries and to book your seat on the Bus.

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Getting there

Wangaratta Turf Club is Located just over 2 hours drive from Melbourne in North East Victoria.

V-Line operate many daily services to Wangaratta via the Melbourne to Albury line, and is also accesable via Countrylink from New South Wales. Wangaratta is also located just 50 minutes south of the Albury Airport which connects with many regional centres and all capital cities around Australia.

If needing Accomodation, The Wangaratta Turf Club reccomends staying with our partners Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, where you will have all the facilities and more that you would expect from a 4.5 Star Hotel with the highly reccomended Atrium Restaurant for your dining options.

Whilst in Wangaratta, you might also like to experience some of our fantastic local destinations including Snowfields, wineries, and gourmet food business's with further details available by checking out

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