The thing that makes the Kilmore Racecourse well known is the
fact that it is surrounded by beautiful Victorian bush land.
Amazing garden landscape also lies around the track. It is
approximately about 46km from the Tullamarine Airport
and 50 minutes travel time from the Melbourne CBD. The track is
considered one of the toughest layouts when it comes to racing in Australia. The course circumference of 1,735m and a straight uphill of 320m,
challenge both the horse and even the best jockeys. The
track's width is approximately 20m while the radius of turns is 85m.
The soil in the track is light loam, the track surface is granit
sand which is well drained and is, in fact, a good surface for
racing during the winter.
Every year, approximately 45 to 50 race meets are being held
at this racecourse. 15 runners is usually the limit of starters
in each race. The venue is also popular because of its other
amenities such as the trackside bistro and the TAB. The TAB
is actually a place where punters can watch and hear their
bets flying past the winning post. The Kilmore Cup is conducted
once a year during February usually on a
Sunday. Another cup held at this racecourse is the Kilmore
Pacing Cup which was first run in 1964 and is now considered
as one of Australia's premier cups.
The racecourse is under the care of the Kilmore
Racing Club which was also called the Kilmore Trotting Club
previously. The club has function rooms that hold an
uninterrupted view of the racecourse and the bush land
surrounding the tracks as well.
New upgrades are being added every year to be able to fully accommodate the needs of the patrons at the race track.