Twilight races to return to Benalla

By Simon Ruppert

Benalla Racing Club will host its annual Christmas twilight races on Saturday, December 21.

As always the club's big festive event will be a family-friendly evening for everyone to enjoy.

Club general manager Cam Symes said there would be a range of activities for adults and children. 

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“We’re looking forward to a great day,” Symes said.

“The weather is looking great which will be fantastic. We have the band Catch 22 playing live music up until 8 pm.

“There will be great food and drink available, and plenty of activities for the kids.

“We have a jumping castle, face-painting and Santa will be there to meet the youngsters from 5 pm.”

With the warm weather and beautiful setting, families can come along, sit under the trees, and let the kids enjoy the activities and playground.

And when they get a free moment parents can pop a few dollars on one of the six races scheduled. 

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You can buy tickets online at and there is currently a 2-for-1 ticket promotion when you book online.

Alternatively, you can buy tickets at the gate on the evening of the races. Adult ticket prices vary with different packages available. Prices start from $15 and under-17 is free.

The gates open at 1.30 pm with the first race at 3.45 pm and the last scheduled for 7 pm.

For more information search Benalla Racing Club on Facebook.