Picnic Race Day


Since being responsible for founding the famous Wagga Wagga Picnic Race Day in the 1880s, the Riverine Club has remained at the heart and soul of the premier picnic racing event on the Australian country calendar. The finest racehorses meet in a seven race card annually at the historic Murrumbidgee Turf Club track on the Saturday of the October long weekend.

Young and old alike enjoy a great day out with picnic atmosphere, bookies, private marquees, champagne, live music and fashion events.

The next Wagga Wagga Picnics Cocktail Party is scheduled take place at the Riverine Club as a precusor to the Picnics.

The Wagga Wagga Picnic Race Day proudly supports the Country Hope childrens charity. Racing starts around midday on the Saturday at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club, Travers Street, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. There is disabled access, food, parking and an entrance fee of approximately  $20 for adults and free for under 18s provided they are accompanied by an adult. Booking for accomodation at the Riverine Club should be made well in advance.

You may contact our Board Member and race committee man Mr Simon.Playfair through this webpage, alternatively, you may contact the Wagga Wagga Amateur Picnic Races Club Secretary by mail care of PO Box 819, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650. or through this link to the Wagga Wagga Picnic Race Club

For Riverine Club members wishing to race the best from their stables in this year's Wagga Wagga Picnic Race Day  track details can be obtained by clicking here.