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2 DAYS

Indulge yourself with a Umbrella Package on the home straight for your and your friends. Alternatively, experience the luxury of your own private marquee and upgrade your package to include food and beverages. There’s Fashions on the Field, free kids activities and live entertainment on course to backdrop an incredible day of racing. There’s even a big screen with all the action from the city.

Enjoy all country racing has to offer at one of Victoria’s premier race tracks located in the heartland of Victoria’s thoroughbred country in an intimate setting, with sweeping views of the course. Get up close and personal with jockey’s and trainers from all over the state, whilst enjoying all of the racing action right from the mounting yard to the winning post at your leisure.

We encourage racegoers to embrace country casual; where you can enjoy backing a winner from our bars and bookmakers on course. We also offer plenty of outside grandstand seating for those looking to watch the races from a great undercover spot. Parking is FREE and there’s plenty of room to soak up the sun and throw out a picnic rug and enjoy the Wangaratta Cup!

Hygain Ladies Day

Gates open 12pm
Ladies Day Marquee 2-7pm
Crownbet Off the Bench Punters Front Bar Marquee 2-7pm
Racing from 2:30pm-7pm
Live music 6pm-10pm

Winsec Savings & Loans Wangaratta Cup Day

Gates open 11am
Carlton Draught Off The Bench Marquee 12-5
Sam Miranda Wines VIP Marquee 12-5
Racing from 12:30pm-5pm
Live Music 2pm-6pm

Enjoy access to both days for the Wangaratta Racing, Food & Wine Carnival for a discounted rate.

Cost:
$25 per adult, Children 16 and under Free when accompanied by an adult

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Relax within the buzzing atmosphere of the King Valley Lawn Enclosure where you will experience what our region has to offer with 11 local wineries represented, local food vendors, along with activities and entertainment throughout the day. Located along the home straight in prime location so you don’t miss a moment of the action.

Cost:
$60 per adult, $30 per child.

Includes:
Momento Wine Glass (1 for weekend), Race course Entry both days, Race book each day, Shared seating in exclusive area with shaded Umbrellas, $10 Food Vendor Voucher each day.

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Friday 2nd March – Sunday 4th March

Join the Wangaratta Racing Food & Wine Carnival for an unforgettable weekend experiencing North East Victoria.

Arrive in Wangaratta on Friday 2nd March for a 2pm check in at the Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway. Once checked in, a luxury coach will collect you from the front door and head into the North East’s most famous wine region, the King Valley. You will visit local wineries and enjoy local produce finishing with a 2 Course Dinner at Dal Zotto Wines.

On Saturday the Coach will pick you up from the Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway and take you to the Wangaratta Turf Club for day one of the Wangaratta Racing Food & Wine Carnival. You will enjoy a fantastic afternoon of racing and evening of great entertainment. You will be positioned trackside in the exclusive King Valley Lawn Enclosure, with all the facilities at your fingertips including toilets and TAB facilities to enjoy a flutter.

On Sunday, enjoy a cooked breakfast at your leisure then head back to the track for Wangaratta’s premium race day, the ‘Winsec Savings & Loans Wangaratta Cup’. Enjoy this day in style in the ‘Sam Miranda Wines VIP Marquee’ featuring our celebrity host and guest speaker, as well as insights from jockeys and trainers throughout the day. An all-day grazing menu will be selected by our Chef, mixing in fantastic local produce to the menu whilst enjoying premium beverages throughout the day.

Cost:
$750 per person OR $500 per person twin share

Package Includes:
– Luxury Coach Transfers as outlined above
– Two nights’ accommodation at the 4.5* Quality hotel Wangaratta Gateway including breakfast
– Wine & Cheese Tasting at Sam Miranda Wines
– Wine tasting at Chrismont, Pizzini and Dal Zotto Wines
– 2 course dinner at Dal Zotto Wines
– Racecourse admission, race book, momento wine glass and access into King Valley Lawn Enclosure on Saturday
– Racecourse admission, race book and entry into the all-inclusive Sam Miranda Wines VIP Marquee

*The all inclusive package includes gourmet finger food selections for the duration of the package as well as a 5 hour beverage package including CUB Beers, Sam Miranda Wines & Prosecco, Ciders and Soft Drinks.

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Saturday 3rd March – Sunday 4th March

Join the Wangaratta Racing Food & Wine Carnival Tour Bus for an unforgettable day experiencing North East Victoria.

Departing early Saturday morning from Southern Cross Station, with Bacon & Egg Rolls provided as you board your luxury coach before heading along the Hume Highway to Wangaratta. First stop will be Sam Miranda wines where you will enjoy wine tasting matched with a selection of local Milawa Cheeses with wine maker Sam Miranda providing an overview of not only Sam Miranda wines, but the entire King Valley wine region.

After checking in to your accommodation at the Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway you will enjoy a fantastic afternoon of racing and evening of great entertainment. You will be positioned trackside in the exclusive King Valley Lawn Enclosure, with all the facilities at your fingertips including toilets and TAB facilities to enjoy a flutter.

On Sunday, enjoy a cooked breakfast at your leisure then head back to the track for Wangaratta’s premium race day, the ‘Winsec Savings & Loans Wangaratta Cup’. Enjoy this day in style in the ‘Sam Miranda Wines VIP Marquee’ featuring our celebrity host and guest speaker, as well as insights from jockeys and trainers throughout the day. An all-day grazing menu will be selected by our Chef, mixing in fantastic local produce to the menu whilst enjoying premium beverages throughout the day.

At the conclusion of the day your coach will return you to Southern Cross Station.

Cost:
$575 per person OR $450 per person twin share

Package Includes:
– Transport from Melbourne return
– Goodie bag with offers and unique gifts
– One nights’ accommodation at the 4.5* Quality hotel Wangaratta Gateway including a cooked breakfast on Sunday
– Wine & Cheese Tasting at Sam Miranda Wines
– Racecourse admission, race book, momento wine glass and access into King Valley Lawn Enclosure on Saturday
– Racecourse admission, race book and entry into the all-inclusive Sam Miranda Wines VIP Marquee on Sunday

*The all inclusive package includes gourmet finger food selections for the duration of the package as well as a 5 hour beverage package including CUB Beers, Sam Miranda Wines & Prosecco, Ciders and Soft Drinks.

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Experience food direct from our local producers at a discounted rate by pre-purchasing $10 food vouchers online for only $8 each to make your day even more affordable.

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Complimentary Wangaratta Bus services will depart from the Town ‘n’ Country Tavern, Kmart Perry St, Commonwealth Bank, Wang Rovers Footy Ground, Wang High Phillipson St and Judds Tavern. Please check timetables for each day of the festival.

Bus Timetable Hygain Ladies Day
Bus Timetable Winsec Cup Day

$10 Return Bus Service is available from the following regional locations – Must be pre-purchased directly with the Club on (03)57221242

Albury/Wodonga/Rutherglen/Corowa
Mulwala/Yarrawonga/Bundalong
Bright/Porepunkah/Myrtleford
Beechworth/Milawa
Benalla/Glenrowan

Please check timetables for each day of the festival.

Bus Timetable Hygain Ladies Day
Bus Timetable Winsec Cup Day

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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.

Racecourse Location
1-15 Racecourse Road, Wangaratta VIC 3677, Australia.

Kms From Melbourne
249 kilometres (approximately 2.30 hours travelling time).

By Car from Melbourne
From Melbourne, drive along the Hume Hwy (May include tolls)

By Train
V-Line operate many daily services to Wangaratta
via the Melbourne to Albury line, and is also accessible
via Countrylink from New South Wales.