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Buchan and Gelantipy Racing Club

Buchan and Gelantipy Racing Club

Welcome to the
Canni Creek Picnic Races


Saturday 10th
February 2024

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The Canni Creek Picnic Race meeting has been running for 137 years and there is a long and proud history. The Incorporated Association is operated by a volunteer committee and is affiliated with Country Racing Victoria.

The club won Picnic Club of the Year in 2016 and 2018. In 2020 the Club was nominated with the East Gippsland Shire Community Event of the Year. It again won Small Picnic club of the year in 2022.

The Racing Club is located on Crown land that is managed by a volunteer appointed committee of management. The Racing Club has representatives on this Committee. The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning needs to be consulted and give approval for infrastructure projects on the site.

The site is unique in that the Buchan Valley Golf Club is located within the racing track. Temporary running walls are installed when the race meeting takes place and golf is not played during this time. It is a fantastic partnership between two small community clubs.

The facility is located 359km east of Melbourne, access via the Bruthen - Nowa Nowa Road, turn off to the Buchan caves.

The very picturesque track located amongst trees in midst of golf course. Home straight falls consistently to winning post.


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