Mindarie - Halidon
The small farming town of Halidon comes to life once a year when Cup Day comes around and the 'Melbourne Cup' of the Mallee - 'The Mindarie Halidon Cup' is run. The Club is supported by many of the farmers and business people in the district.
Cup Day is a picnic day with buses coming from Adelaide, Goolwa, Hahndorf, Loxton, Murray Bridge, Strathalbyn, Mannum, Swan Reach and many other areas.
The Mindarie-Halidon Racing Club will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2016.
The Club has come a long way since their inaugural meeting and continues to be a pillar for the local community.
The vision of the Club is to ensure long-term racing in the Murray Mallee District with the support of Committee and volunteers from the District and to ensure the growth of the Cup Meeting and the Club.
The Club aims to create a friendly and relaxed environment for all Race-day patrons and to promote thoroughbred racing in the Murray Mallee District with the best thoroughbred racing that can be presented, with the view of increasing prize-money for owners and increase patron numbers with promotions in the coming years.