Held every Anzac Day and Caulfield Cup Day, Deni hosts two of the premium country race meetings in southern NSW. These meetings are highlights in Deniliquin’s tourism calendar and provide an opportunity for both town and farming communities to come together and enjoy what’s best about true country race days.
As one of the oldest clubs in Deniliquin, the Deniliquin Racing Club (DRC); previously known as Deniliquin Jockey Club, has been providing the local and surrounding communities with biannual race meetings for over 140 years. Six or more race clubs conducted racing at various localities from 1847 but not until 1872 was the Deniliquin Jockey Club formed and now as the Deniliquin Racing Club, is the only remaining race club.
Marquees are situated on a grassed hill overlooking the track making it an ideal setting to hire for social functions. There’s an undercover betting shed and a 2000 metre turf racetrack which is popular with entering trainers.
Over the years some top class horses have had their initiation racing in Deniliquin. These include Craftsman, Paignton, Commission Red, Sir Boom, to name a few.
The DRC is located 3.5 kms from Deniliquin. The town is situated on the Edward River 3.5 hours north from Melbourne, centrally located in the Murray Irrigation District, with extensive grazing land to the north. The River Red Gum forests on the river offer a popular venue for water sports, camping and fishing.
There’s free entertainment for the kids, Fashions on the Field, marquees for hire, TAB and local bookmakers, grandstand viewing, big blue skies and a great country atmosphere.
Contact us for more details. New members are always welcome.