We’re celebrating 153 years of racing in 2018!
The Merton Amateur Turf Club’s New Year’s Day race meeting is a chance for locals and visitors to come together to enjoy an authentic picnic racing experience. With century old elm trees creating all the shade you need and great track-side viewing, the ‘picnics at Merton’ is the only place to be on New Year’s Day.
The kids will be well entertained with activities including a petting farm, games, face painting as well as running races on the track, while our five categories of Fashions on the Field are always hotly contested.
Enjoy a Beveridge from the publican’s booth on course or pack your own esky with your favorite drop. We encourage patrons to bring their own picnic hampers, deck chairs and throw out a picnic rug on our lush lawns for the ultimate experience.
Experience the Merton Picnic Cup on New Years Day at the Merton Racing Club on Monday 1st of January and get ready for a great day of Country Racing!
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.
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 free kids activities, Fashions on the Field and live entertainment on course to backdrop an incredible day of racing.
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.
We look forward to welcoming you to Merton.