With the attention focused on the Derby, it could easily be forgotten that there is great country racing on offer. This Saturday the whips will be cracking in a small country Victorian town called Wycheproof. Situated 275km Northwest of Melbourne, the train track splits the main thoroughfare and you can stand in the shadow of the world’s smallest mountain.
The town derives its name from the Wergaia word ‘witchi-poorp’, said to mean ‘grass on a hill’, a reference to Mount Wycheproof, the smallest registered mountain in the world, standing 148 metres above sea level.
The Mt Wycheproof races have been held continuously since its first meeting on Boxing Day, 1881, to the present day. It is the real deal when it comes to Country Racing at its best! “Derby Day in the Country” attracts more than 2,000 patrons each and every year to the township of Wycheproof. Experience the jovial community atmosphere and celebrate a great day of live racing action, fashions on the field, live music and FREE kids activities.
Country racing plays a prominent role in the heart and soul of Victoria. When you hear the thundering hoofs of the thoroughbred meet the fresh country turf,
racing truly comes alive.
Fillies Form urges you to support the race day, the club and the local community.