Geelong’s Country Discovery Good Friday Race Day arrives with an Easter egg hunt, live music, farmers market and more

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Geelong’s Country Discovery Good Friday Race Day arrives with an Easter egg hunt, live music, farmers market and more

Celebrate all things Easter and racing with the family this Good Friday.

The annual Bet365 Geelong Country Discovery Good Friday Race Day comes to the Geelong Racing Club for the very first time in 2023, bringing along plenty of FREE family fun, hospitality packages, food and entertainment, $1.4 million dollars in prize money and MUCH more.

This is Geelong Racing Club’s first stand-alone race day and competitive racing is a guarantee on Good Friday, 7 April.

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Perfect for the whole family, there will be a FREE kid’s zone including a giant easter egg hunt, carnival rides, pony rides, Kelly sports activities, face painting, and a jumping castle. There will be food trucks, a local farmers market, live music and much more to make it a fun day out for all racegoers.

Punters can attend the races in luxury with a number of hospitality and dining options available to purchase prior to Good Friday. Dining experiences start at $99 per person and are available in the Silks Dining Room where kid’s meals will be available. Or, gather your friends and enjoy a lawn experience trackside in your own private marquee or umbrella package, or just opt for general admission which is an easy $25 for an adult. There is an option for everyone on Good Friday at Geelong!

“It’s a big one-off chance for us to make this a great day out. We are making sure we will have something for everyone to enjoy. After such an amazing Geelong Cup in 2022, we hope to continue the momentum and expect this to be the next big thing!” said Geelong Racing Club Manager, Sarah Start.

Across the eight races of the day, there will be a total of $1.4 million worth of prize money, including the $500,000 main event ‘The Country Discovery’.

“The Geelong Racing Club are very excited for the opportunity given by Country Racing Victoria to host this years Country Discovery event and hope to host an outstanding day for all visitors and participants,” says Luke Rayner, CEO Geelong Racing Club.

In partnership with Country Racing, Geelong Racing Club have gifted a total of 500 free tickets to community organisations such as Barwon Health and the CFA to recognise their contribution to the community during the COVID pandemic.

$5 from all admissions of the day will go towards the Good Friday Appeal, helping provide world class care to children at the Royal Children’s hospital. This is a day not to miss at the Geelong Track!

You can purchase tickets and find out more here