Yarra Valley Horse Racing

Updated – 20 September 2023

The Yarra Valley horse races are run in the picturesque town of Yarra Glen in the heart of the Yarra Valley and always provide an entertaining day out for families, friends and work social outings.

The next meeting at Yarra Valley Racing is the 2023 Bet365 Cox Plate Day on Saturday, 22 October 2023.

The Jingle and Mingle Race Day is on 2 December 2023, and then later in the month on 22 December is the Christmas Party Race Day.

The Yarra Valley Cup Day is on Saturday, 17 March 2024 and it’s the biggest event on the Yarra Valley Racing calendar. There’s entertainment for all age groups including free kids entertainment, fashion on the fields, live music and you can book marquees for larger groups.

Other 2024 race days

Thursday 4 January 2024
Tuesday 16 January 2024
Saturday 10 February 2024 – Picnics & Parties Race Day
Saturday 24 February 2024 – Shades of Pink Race Day
Friday 29 March 2024 – Good Friday Country Discovery Race Day

The Yarra Valley horse racing is just over an hour away from Melbourne CBD and there are various options to transport large and small groups including minibuses, luxury maxi-vans and chauffeur vehicles.

Safe Transport

City Hire Cars has a fleet of 12-seater Mercedes minibuses, luxury maxi cabs and chauffeur cars available to transfer you from Melbourne CBD to the Yarra Valley Cup and return, saving you the hassle of having designated drivers and battling with the weekend traffic.

With City Hire Cars you will be able to enjoy a cold beer or champagne while travelling to the races and you won’t have to worry about parking, or driving home.

Yarra Valley Horse Racing Transfer Options

Luxury Mercedes Minibus
Our luxury Mercedes Sprinter minibus seats up to 11 passengers and is equipped with leather seats and air conditioning to transport your group comfortably.

Mercedes Sprinter mini bus

Luxury Maxi Van Shuttle
Our luxury maxi people movers cater for up to 7 passengers and will have your group arriving at the horse racing in style.

Mercedes maxi cab - people mover for Melbourne airport transfers

Chauffeur Driven Limousine
Our luxury European limousines cater for up to 4 passengers taking your group from Melbourne to the races in style.

Each luxury maxi cab or minibus will depart Melbourne and drop you off at the entrance to the Yarra Valley race course.

Book Your Yarra Valley Races Minibus or People Mover Transfer

Call us at 1300 CITY HIRE CAR (1300 248 944) or visit our Secure Bookings page to make your booking.

Prices depend on the number of passengers in your group, call us for a quote.

You can read more event information about the Yarra Valley Horse Racing at country.racing.com

If you’re in the Yarra Valley for the weekend or want to go back for a winery tour then check out our Yarra Valley wine tour packages.

Transport to Yarra Valley racing