The Clare Valley Easter Races are a major drawcard on the regional horse racing calendar. Set on a hill overlooking rows of elegant vineyards and country vistas, the racecourse is considered one of South Australia’s most picturesque venues. Thousands of racegoers congregate from far and wide in bus loads and private cars, to delight in these authentic country races, held every year on the Saturday of the Easter long weekend. Many dress to impress in heels and suits, wining and dining in private marquees or throw a picnic rug and enjoy the country atmosphere on the trackside. It’s a celebration of fashion, fun, food and wine, just minutes from the main township.