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Casterton Racecourse is located at Racecourse Float Road

Casterton Racecourse is operated by the Casterton Racing Club and is located in the Glenelg Shire, in the South West of the state, and is the only racing venue in the shire. The Glenelg Shire covers an area of 6210 sq kms.

The Casterton Racecourse itself is set in a natural amphitheatre with rolling hills all around and boundaries of local rivers it would rate highly as the most picturesque club around.

Casterton Racing Club is a racing club steeped in tradition. They are the oldest sporting club in Casterton and are the only club in Australia to have a live hedge steeplechase on its own course. By having this live hedge steeplechase, patrons witness a fantastic spectacle and horses and jockey experience how jumps racing should be.

Casterton Racing Club ran its first open hurdle race on February 26th, 1861 and was run over 1.5 miles and the first steeple race was run here on 14 May 1862, which was called the Great Western Steeplechase and run over 4 miles.

The Casterton Racecourse feature events are the Casterton Cup and Heywood Cup Day.

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