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Yea Cup races to start early


Extreme heat of over 40°C is predicted for this Saturday, January 27 with the commencement of race one of the Rodwells Yea Cup Day  moved forward to 11:40am, Yea Racing Club President Dennis Smith today told Kinglake Ranges News.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) have predicted temperatures for the North Central forecast district of between 36°C to 41°C which could see races cancelled or postponed for the safety and well being of jockeys and horses.

By starting earlier this is “less likely to occur,” Smith said.

A great day of racing (six races) and Fashions on the Field competition are still scheduled to take place with the first race now at 11:40am and last race (six) scheduled for 2:40pm in an attempt to beat the extreme heat.

Basic admission starts at $15. Further admission and ticketing information can be found by clicking here.

A free shuttle bus service from Yea to the racetrack will operate between all Yea hotel/motels and the caravan park with pick-ups every half hour.

Yea Cup Day Form Guide.

Yea Racing Club is family friendly and every meeting has a free jumping castle, free pony rides plus face painting.
Our Spring Celebration and Cup Day also feature four hours of Country Racing Summer of Kids events run by Kelly Sports.


The Yea Racing Club is located in Yea, 90 minutes north-east of Melbourne and surrounded by rolling hills and farmland.

Yea is a ‘gateway town’ to the snow fields of Mt Buller and Mt Stirling beyond Mansfield.



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