Mornington Racecourse

The Mornington Racing Club was formed over 125 years ago in 1899 and is still one of the most popular tracks to bet at in the Victorian racing scene.

Headlined by the Listed Mornington Cup in late March each year, the Mornington Racecourse has seen many a talented galloper compete at the track.

Mornington Racecourse

Sprinting sensation Nature Strip broke his maiden at Mornington, when under the care of Darren Weir.

Home to racing on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday and on the Queen’s Birthday, there is plenty of reasons to head down the to the Peninsula for a day of racing at Mornington.

Mornington Racecourse is owned by the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) who also own Caulfield Racecourse & Sandown Racecourse.

Mornington horse racing news

Home to plenty of meetings throughout a season, is constantly covering all the horse racing news at Mornington.

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Mornington horse racing tips

With plenty of horse racing throughout the year, present horse racing tips for meetings held at Mornington Racecourse.

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Mornington Racecourse address & how to get there

Mornington Racecourse is located at 320 Racecourse Rd, Mornington VIC 3931. The track is approximately a one hour drive from Melbourne CBD and is a beautiful drive down the infamous Mornington Peninsula.

Getting to the track via public transport can be a bit difficult. However, from Frankston Train Station, you can catch bus #784 towards Osborne and a 35 minute travel by bus will get you to Satu Way/Mornington-Tyabb Rd, which is just a 600m walk to the main entrance of the race track.

Mornington racetrack specifications & details

The Mornington Racecourse has a circumference of 1800 metres and a short 210 metres home straight. The straight has a slight uphill rise but does not impact the runners greatly. It is one of the more unique shaped tracks in Australia, due to its figure 8 chase out circuit.

Mornington Racecourse Track Stats Distances

Mornington Cup

The Listed Mornington Cup is a race that is gaining traction as the years go on.

Worth $300,000, the winner of the Mornington Cup is ballot-exempt from the Group 1 Caulfield Cup in the spring.

Run and won over 2400m the handicap clash is open to all ages and has no other restrictions, the event attracting a quality line-up of stayers each season.

Crystal Pegasus Mornington Cup
Chris Waller (T) and Craig Williams’ (J) got the cake this year with Crystal Pegasus taking out the 2022 Mornington Cup (2400m).

The Mornington Cup was previously run over 2000m but increased to a mile and a half in 2008, making it a potential lead-up to the longer distance staying races in Sydney in the autumn and Brisbane in the winter.

Mornington Cup Day is held on the same date as Tancred Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney.

How to bet on Mornington races

Australia’s top horse betting sites are the best ways to place your betting wagers on racing at Mornington.

All of the best online bookmakers offer markets on race day and in the days leading up to the racing at Mornington, with tote and fixed price betting available once markets are released.

A majority of bookmakers in Australia also have bookie sign up codes available to their customers.

Mornington Racecourse, like all major horse racing tracks, has TAB facilities, as well as a Bookmaking Ring, where a handful of bookmakers are set up for race days.

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Mornington race dates

There’s 18 race days during 2022-23 season at Mornington Racecourse. Take advantage of the public holidays and races on at Mornington on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday and Queen’s Birthday, in addition to the ever-popular Peninsula Cup Day and Mornington Cup Day.

Horse Trainers based at Mornington

Plenty of Victoria’s best horse trainers are based down at Mornington Peninsula. These include Group 1 winning trainers such as Matt Laurie and Jason Warren, whilst up and coming trainers like Nick Ryan and Clayton Douglas also call Mornington home.

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