Yarra Valley Racecourse is located at Armstrong Grove Yarra Glen Victoria.
In 1858 racing in the Yarra Valley commenced at a track built at Brushy Creek in an area then known as Yarra Flats.
In the 1890's the area became known as Yarra Glen and the Yarra Glen Racing Club operated from that time.
The club owned the land freehold until 1972 when the Yarra Glen Racing Club transferred its land ownership to the Victorian Government and the Healesville Trotting Club relocated and became a co-tenant known as the Yarra Glen Harness Racing Club.
In 2004 the Yarra Glen Racing Club Inc and the Yarra Valley Harness Racing Club Inc amalgamated to form Yarra Valley Racing Inc.
The Yarra Valley Racecourse is located at Yarra Glen in the heart of the Yarra Valley, approximately one hour's drive from Melbourne.
Yarra Valley Racing has won the Victorian Country Racing Club of the Year for three years in succession - 2006/7, 2007/8 & 2008/9.
The club's Christmas race meeting was also awarded the Country Racing Victoria Event of the Year.
Yarra Valley Racecourse Circumference - 1,684m Length of Straight - 232m Distance to First Turn 1,000m race approximately 350m 1,200m race approximately 550m 1,500m race approximately 250m 1950m race approximately 250m 2,800m race approximately 550m
YARRA VALLEY RACING CLUB
Yarra Valley Racing
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Yarra Valley Racing is located at Yarra Glen in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Under an hours drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is famous for its fresh food, wine and breathtaking scenery.
For an enjoyable, relaxing day out with family, friends, work colleagues or clients at the Yarra Valley Racecourse, Yarra Valley Racing has a range of unique hospitality and corporate packages designed to make your day at one of their fantastic events a day to remember. So relax in style, let them take care of the detail and have a great day out.
Yarra Valley Racecourse Details:
Yarra Valley Racecourse has track circumference of 1,684 metres with a home straight being 232 metres long.
Distance to First Turn
- 1000m race approximately 350m
- 1200m race approximately 550m
- 1500m race approximately 250m
- 1950m race approximately 250m
- 2800m race approximately 550m
The course has a wide banking turn from the 600 metres to the home turn. Irrigation and drainage works were completed in September 2008.