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Top Country Race Day
Victoria's autumn racing season is in full swing and Yarra Valley Cup Day to be staged on Sunday 18th March is a great opportunity for race-goers to head to a not too distant country track and enjoy a fabulous 9-race program along with some amazing local hospitality.
Picturesque Yarra Glen hosts the 2018 Yarra Valley Cup Day race meeting. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Featuring the 2018 Yarra Valley Cup to be run over 1950 Metres the day includes a Fashions On The Field event, some great wining & dining options, live music all day and free entertainment for the kids.
Gates open at 11 AM ready for an afternoon of thrilling Thoroughbred racing.
Nothing beats the laid-back atmosphere of a top country race meeting. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Ticket prices start at $10 for Early Bird General Admission or $20 at the gate.
A long list of package deals are available including a great value for money $40 General Admission and Picnic Pack for 2. Other options include Trackside Mini Marquees starting from $150, a Picnic Hamper for 10 people $350, or access to the Eastland Lounge for $110. The list is far too long to detail here so checkout the website for a comprehensive list, costs and Terms & Conditions.
The 9-race card will include the 2018 Yarra Valley Cup run over 1950 Metres.
Yarra Glen is 55 Kilometers east of Melbourne, about a 1-hour drive via the M3 Eastern Freeway.
Alternatively METRO Trains will operate services from Melbourne Flinders Street to Lilydale and a courtesy bus will operate between Lilydale and Yarra Glen throughout the day. For train timetables go to the Public Transport Victoria website.
Will I see you at Yarra Glen for the Yarra Valley Cup Day races on Sunday 18th March?
Where:Yarra Glen Racecourse, Armstrong Grove, Yarra Glen
Cost:Ticket prices start at $10 for Early Bird General Admission or $20 at the gate. A long list of package deals are available including a value for money $40 General Admission and Picnic Pack for 2. Check the website for full details.