The Lexus Melbourne Cup visited Kaniva in July 2021. Read more about this historic event in this Weekly Advertiser news story. The event was organised by the Kaniva A&P Society and celebrated over 100 years of Kaniva's racing history, it featured displays, an afternoon tea and gala evening. Local artist Kelly Meyer painted a sheep to commemorate the event located between the Commercial Hotel and the Midway Motel. The sheep was named Darryl of Bindarra after local racing legend Darryl Dodson. Melbourne Cup Day luncheons are generally held at the Club Hotel.
Kaniva, first and last highway town in Victoria. Gateway to the Wimmera Mallee Silo Art Trail. Home of Sheep Art.