Victoria’s home of harness racing, Tabcorp Park, is the perfect place to spend some time with family, including the kids.
A unique and modern event and entertainment complex, Tabcorp Park is a multifaceted venue featuring a spacious bistro, indoor playground, function centre, Mantra Hotel and lush lawns overlooking the picturesque harness racing track.
Kids will be thrilled with how close they can get to the horses on a race night. With the track adjacent to the bistro, they can watch as the horses race past with dedicated male and female drivers guiding the sulkies around the track.
PONY TROTS PROGRAM
This is designed for children aged 6-16 years old to get involved with their pony and to have some fun out on the track. This is a fabulous platform for the future drivers of the industry where they can learn about the sport and better their skills. For more information about how to be involved in Pony Trots or when they will be racing, visit www.ponytrotsvic.com.au
The perfect (and unmissable) way for kids to feel included, the club has regular updates about the very popular free kids’ activities at racing events, school holiday shows, giveaways and meal specials in the bistro. When you next visit, ask the friendly staff how kids can join.
ABOUT HARNESS RACING
Affectionately known as “the trots”, this name comes from the trotting gait that horses race in while on track. For upcoming race meetings, visit the website below. Entry into the races is free.
Keeping with the racing theme, each area of the venue has been named after a famous harness racing horse, with the bistro named after Popular Alm who raced in the early 1980s. The Popular Alm Bistro offers a chef-prepared a la carte menu featuring pub favourites, specials, decadent desserts and kids’ meals. For news and special offers, ask the team about how to become a member of the free Golden Reign Rewards program.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tabcorp Park’s mascot ‘Poppy’ was named after a very famous horse, Popular Alm.
He was a pacer which means that when he races his legs moved on the same side of his body together.
He won 49 races out of 62 starts.
Tabcorp Park, 2 Ferris Road, Melton. Enquiries: 8746 0600, Facebook or www.tabcorppark.com.au