Yarra Glen Racecourse is more than just a day at Flemington or Caulfield. This is country racing with a glitzy twist, which means rural charm, good service, farm-fresh produce, and local wines that will have you seriously considering a TreeChange. There will be no overcrowding or car park bottlenecks. Racing at Yarra Glen is stress-free, enjoyable, and family-friendly.
- The circumference of the Yarra Valley Racecourse is 1,684 metres, and the length of the straight is 232 metres.
- The first turn in a 1,000m race is around 350m away.
- 1,200m race with a 550m distance to the first turn.
- 1.500m race with a 250m distance to the first turn.
- 1950m race with a 250m distance to the first turn.
- 2,800m race with a 550m distance to the first turn.
The Tracks History
Racing in the Yarra Valley began in 1858, with a track built at Brushy Creek in Yarra Flats. In the 1890s, the region was dubbed Yarra Glen, and the Yarra Glen Racing Club was founded. The Yarra Glen Racing Club owned the freehold until 1972 when it was transferred to the Victorian Government. As a result, the Healesville Trotting Club relocated and joined the Yarra Glen Harness Racing Club as a tenant. In 2004, the Yarra Glen Racing Club Inc and the Yarra Valley Harness Racing Club Inc amalgamated to form Yarra Valley Racing Inc.
Yarra Valley Races
Most Famous Race Held At Yarra Valley
Every year, the Yarra Valley Cup is a 1950m event contested at Yarra Valley Racecourse in Victoria.
The Yarra Valley Cup (1950m) features a total prize pool of $125,000 and is run handicapped.
The Yarra Valley Cup 2024 will be held at Yarra Valley Racecourse on March 17, 2024.
Free public parking is available at the racecourse via Armstrong Grove at Gates B and C.
PO Box 78
Yarra Glen VIC 3775
Directions To The Track
M3 (55km) takes 60 minutes from Melbourne.
Continue on the M3 Eastern Fwy until you reach the Ringwood Bypass. Continue and turn left on Maroondah Highway. For 10 kilometres, use the Maroondah Highway. Turn left onto Victoria Rd and continue for 7 km. Take the first right onto Macintyre Lane. Take the first left onto Melba Hwy. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto Healesville Yarra Glen Rd. Take the first left onto Armstrong Grove.
M80 (90km) takes 80 minutes from the north and west.
Take the M80 Western Ring Road. Continue until you reach the Greensborough Bypass. Greensborough Hwy becomes Diamond Creek Rd > Heidelberg – Kinglake Rd > Wattle Glen. Take the second exit off the motorway onto Kangaroo Ground Wattle Glen Rd. Take the first right onto Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Rd; then the second left onto Eltham Rd. Continue on Eltham Rd for 20 km to Yarra Glen. Take the first left onto Melba Hwy, then the second right onto Armstrong Grove.
90 minutes from the south and south-east via M3 (+ M11/M1) (70km).
Take the M11 (South) or M1 (Southeast). Follow the Fwy to the M3 Eastlink, then to the Ringwood Bypass. Continue along the Ringwood Bypass, then turn left onto the Maroondah Highway. For 10 kilometres, use the Maroondah Highway. Turn left onto Victoria Rd and continue for 7 km. Take the first right onto Macintyre Lane. Take the first left onto Melba Hwy. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto Healesville Yarra Glen Rd. Take the first left onto Armstrong Grove.
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