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Healesville Racetrack
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61 km east of Melbourne, access via the Maroondah Hwy. Access the Healesville Travel Map and to "Get Directions" click the icon on the map.

Track is level and of moderate width. The two turns are evenly cambered and of reasonable radius. The soil type is clay.

Distance to 1st turn
1000m - about 550m
1200m - about 200m
1650m - about 450m
2350m - about 550m

The club operates to promote thoroughbred horse racing at the grass roots of the racing industry.
The aim is to allow the general public to participate in thoroughbred horse racing in the relaxed atmosphere of picnic racing and to give all owners, trainers, riders and officials the opportunity to enjoy this sector of thoroughbred racing. The intention is to continue to develop and maintain the Healesville racecourse and facilities and to provide community service plus the ongoing promotion of the Healesville and surrounding district.
A day at the Healesville picnics has gained a reputation for being one of Victoria's great value days out, a comfortable sixty kilometres est of Melbourne through the renowned Yarra Valley wine district. Beautiful American Pin Oaks shade the Healesville racecourse and Mount Rael provides a splendid backdrop for picnic racing at its best. Seven meetings are held from November to April. The whole family is catered for, with free entertainment for the kids while the adults can enjoy competitive picnic racing with full betting facitlities available. Racegoers can bring a picnic or take advantage of the on-course catering,. Catering can be organised at all levels for social groups.

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