St Pats Yea(03) 5797 3233
St Pat’s Race Club is a voluntary organisation, with NO paid employees or officers. Our sole purpose is to raise funds for local and national not-for-profit organisations such as the local Sacred Heart Primary School and Parish, Sporting clubs, G3 (meals for disadvantaged) and Mens Shed to name a few.
St Pat’s club originally commenced in 1929/30 as a gymkhana at the recreation reserve in the township of Yea. After WW2 the local race course was refurbished and in 1948/50 the gymkhana was discontinued and the St. Pat’s Race Club Yea Inc as it is today was formed.
For the past 63 years we have hosted an annual picnic race meet with a full 6 race program which has attracted people from all over Victoria. We have something for everyone, from the picnicking families who enjoy the kids entertainment to the Fashions on the Field for the stylish race goer. There is a range of hospitality options available, private and corporate marquees, fine dining in the club house, or take-away country food. You will want for nothing, so come and join us for an exciting and relaxing day at the races.
St Pats Yea
(03) 5797 3233
Yea is situated 90 minutes north east of Melbourne and 90 minutes south of Shepparton. Yea is a country town nestled among rolling hills and just 30 minutes from the Yarra Glen Wine Region.
Yea Race Course Address: Racecourse Road, Yea. It is situated on the western edge of Yea town.
Melba Highway: From eastern suburbs of Melbourne via Yarra Glen.
Goulburn Valley Highway: From Shepparton via Seymour. From Mansfield via Yarck.
Hume Freeway: From Melbourne - turn off at Tallarook. From the north - turn off at Seymour.
Yea-Whittlesea Road: From northern suburbs of Melbourne via Whittlesea.
A V/Line train departs Southern Cross at 9.30am and Broadmeadows at 9.48am. This is the Shepparton train.
The train arrives at Seymour at 10.52am and is met by the coach to Yea. From the platform walk down the ramp, turn left and follow the path to the bus interchange. The coach departs at 11.10am for the scenic drive to Yea Racecourse.
At the end of the day, the return coach departs Yea Racecourse at 5.20pm for travel to Seymour to meet the train to Melbourne which leaves at 6.10pm. The train arrives at Broadmeadows at 7.08pm and at Southern Cross at 7.29pm.
Travel on the coach is free and is included in your event entry fee. But you must book your seat on the coach with a prepaid website booking. These V/Line trains have refreshments on board. It is desirable when you buy your V/Line tickets for train travel, that you also reserve your seat on these trains.
An air-conditioned coach departs from the bus interchange on the southern side of Seymour Railway Station at 11.10am. On site car parking is available. The return coach departs at 5.20pm from Yea Racecourse for the trip back to Seymour.
Travel on the coach is free and is included in your event entry fee. But you must book your seat on the coach with a prepaid website booking.