Ballan Jockey Club
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Sportingbet Ballan CupSat 07 Nov 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
Enjoy the last day of the Spring Racing Carnival at Geelong, when the Ballan Jockey Club comes to town with its annual Cup meeting. A highlight of the day is the Farmers' Market coming from ...view more information
Ballan Jockey Club is a real country race club and its annual meeting is held at Geelong Race course. As the old racecourse in Ballan slowly deterioated, enthusiasm for racing did not and, while the club members are from all over Victoria but mainly based in Ballan and Gordon in the heart of the Moorabool Shire, the country comes to Geelong to race!
The Ballan Cup is usually held on the last day of the Spring Racing Carnival, known at Flemington as Stakes Day, catering for families and children. The Ballan Jockey Club also caters for families and children with free jumping caste and face painting. This is a day full of fun and flavour when it is a punter's paradise with racing at its best during the Spring.
The feature races on the card are the Cornerstone Rosebowl and the Sportingbet Ballan Cup, both races not to be missed. Presentations of trophies to the winning connnections take place in the Mounting Yard with cups for the winning owner, trainer and jockey. A striking Medusa crystal bowl is presentated to the winner of the Cornerstone Rosebowl along with a free service to a stallion at Cornerstone Stud at Angaston in South Australia.
Fashions on the Field entrants are mostly country girls with city sophistication - a lethal mix of beauty and style.
As children Under 17 are admitted free, families can bring a picnic and sit on the lawns or hire some shade with an umbrella package or a mini marquee. Packages should be booked early as they have been sold out in the previous two years.
Membership Benefits for Season 2014/2015
- Free entry into the Sportingbet Ballan Cup
- Discounts on meal packages
- Food in the Rimfire Bar overlooking the track
- First notification of any events
Reciprocal rights have been obtained for admission to the Members’ areas at Metropolitan and Country Race Clubs, once
admission has been paid at the gate. Proceed to Raceday and Ticketing Office to obtain members’ enclosure ticketing. It
is advised to check first on dress codes.
MELBOURNE METROPOLITAN CLUBS
VRC at Flemington
13 December - Western Health Community Raceday
20 December - Christmas Raceday
1 January - New Year’s Raceday
10 January - Chester Manifold Stakes Day
17 January - Summer Raceday
31 January – January Raceday
11 April - Community Raceday
25 April - ANZAC Day
9 May - Flemington Green Fields Raceday
23 May - Andrew Ramsden Stakes Day
13 June - June Raceday
27 June - David Bourke Provincial Plate
11 July - Flemington Finals Day
18 July - Flemington Winter Raceday
MELBOURNE RACING CLUB
Once admission to the course has been paid, BJC members are advised to go to the Raceday Office and obtain members ticketing for the following dates:
August 1; September 25; October 30; November 13, 20, 28; December 18; January 2, 29; February 5, 12, 19; March 14; June 2; July 13 includes free admission.
COUNTRY CLUBS RECIPROCAL RIGHTS
Gives you access to Members’ areas once entrance has been paid at gate. Members
need to go to Race Day office to obtain ticketing. Members are advised to check
dress codes of club prior to visiting.
Geelong Race Club
Free admission to course and to members for the months of May, June and July
Ballarat Turf Club
Admission to members’ all days in year, with the exception of the Ballarat Cup, once admission has been paid
Warrnambool Race Club
Admission to members’ all days excluding May Carnival
NMIT Kyneton Park
Admission to members’ on all non feature days
Geelong St Patrick’s Race Club
Admission to members’ areas for Geelong St Patrick’s Cup