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Ballarat Turf Club

The Ballarat Turf Club racing at Sportsbet-Ballarat, boasts one of provincial Victoria's premier racetracks, hosting an average of 30 race meetings in any race season, the most conducted on any grass circuit in regional Victoria. The club boasts two grassed racing tracks and a Tier One training facility which accommodates over 300 horses each morning. The Ballarat Turf Club also features modern grandstand facilities and on-course member and visitor facilities, placing it at the forefront of the country racing industry. The Ballarat Turf Club's feature event is the Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup. It is the concluding feature event of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival. The club's other feature meetings include the Gold Nugget Race Day, Ladies Day and Porter Plant Cup Day.

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P. 5334 6273

F. 5338 1821

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Thursday Racing @ Sportsbet- Ballarat July 2015

Thu 16 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

You can celebrate winter racing in the heated comfort of the Terrace Dining Room with a great view of the eight race program. This quality day of racing will be complemented by affordable hospitali...view more information

Members Day and Grand National Steeple

Sun 26 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $50

    Per Person

Members Day is a great day to reward our members for their ongoing support of the club. In addition it is a great day for all racing enthusiasts or those who haven't experienced a race meeting in t...view more information

Aug 09 Sun

Golf Club Challenge Day

Sun 09 Aug 2015 GATESOPEN 08:20 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $100

    Per Person

If you love Golf and Racing this is the perfect day for you! Join us for our Inaugural Golf Club Challenge Day * Raise Funds for your club and help them win the BTC Golf Club of the year The Chal...view more information

Thursday Racing @ Ballarat, 27th August 2015

Thu 27 Aug 2015 GATESOPEN 10:30 AM

It may be cold outside but you can enjoy the winter racing from the warmth of the Terrace Dining Room. Sportsbet-Ballarat is one of Victoria's premier regional tracks and hosts 27 race meetings a y...

Fathers Day Raceday @ Ballarat

Sun 06 Sep 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Sep 20 Sun

Gold Nugget Day - Ballarat

Sun 20 Sep 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $25

    Per Person

Presented by the Ballarat and District Early Holden Car Club and hosted by the Ballarat Turf Club rev yourself up for a day of trade stalls, kids' activities, thoroughbred racing and a display of p...

Wednesday Racing September 30 @ Ballarat 2015

Wed 30 Sep 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Wednesday Racing 7th October @ Sportsbet Ballarat

Wed 07 Oct 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Oct 22 Thu

Ladies Day

Thu 22 Oct 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Get your friends together to celebrate Ladies Day with fun, food and fashion combined with a terrific day of spring racing at Sportsbet-Ballarat.

Nov 02 Mon

Total Tools Tradies Day

Mon 02 Nov 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Total Tools Tradies Day is the perfect way to spend the RDO before Melbourne Cup Day. There are two great all inclusive packages for just $90pp. Package 1. Upstairs Dining with Beverages Packa...

Nov 21 Sat

Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup

Sat 21 Nov 2015 GATESOPEN 10:30 AM
  • General Admission

    $30

    Each

  • Packages from

    $40

    Per Person

A day shaped by racing tradition; the Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup is the perfect way to celebrate the end of an always-spectacular Spring Racing Carnival.

The Vodka Cruiser Hot House 2015

Sat 21 Nov 2015 GATESOPEN 11:30 AM
  • General Admission

    $139

    Each

  • Packages from

    $139

    Per Person

Dont miss out on Ballarats Biggest party

Jan 07 Thu

Jan 7th Raceday @ Ballarat

Thu 07 Jan 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Jan 27 Wed

Wednesday 27 January @ Ballarat

Wed 27 Jan 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $38

    Per Person

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Feb 02 Tue

Tuesday, February 2 @ Ballarat

Tue 02 Feb 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Thursday Racing February 11 @ Sportsbet-ballarat

Thu 11 Feb 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Feb 21 Sun

CFA Day @ Ballarat

Sun 21 Feb 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Mar 09 Wed

Wednesday 9 March @ Ballarat

Wed 09 Mar 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Mar 15 Tue

Tuesday 15 March @ Ballarat

Tue 15 Mar 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Mar 22 Tue

Porter Plant Cup Ballarat

Tue 22 Mar 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Apr 03 Sun

Autumn Racing @ Ballarat

Sun 03 Apr 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Apr 13 Wed

Wednesday 13 April @ Ballarat

Wed 13 Apr 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Apr 26 Tue

Tuesday Racing @ Ballarat

Tue 26 Apr 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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May 08 Sun

Mothers Day Races @ Ballarat

Sun 08 May 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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May 18 Wed

Wednesday 18 May @ Ballarat

Wed 18 May 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Jun 01 Wed

Wednesday 1 June @ Ballarat

Wed 01 Jun 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Jun 16 Thu

Publicans Day @ Ballarat

Thu 16 Jun 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Jun 30 Thu

Thursday 30 June @ Ballarat

Thu 30 Jun 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Thursday 14 July Racing @ Ballarat

Thu 14 Jul 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Jul 28 Thu

Members Day @ Ballarat

Thu 28 Jul 2016 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM
  • General Admission

    $10

    Each

  • Packages from

    $35

    Per Person

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NEED MORE INFORMATION? CALL COUNTRY RACING CUSTOMER SERVICE ON 1300 139 402

ABOUT THE BALLARAT TURF CLUB

 

Formed in 1854, the Ballarat Turf Club is steeped in tradition. It has occupied its current site at Dowling Forest since 1972 and is now one of Victoria's major thoroughbred training centres. Dowling Forest is situated on 300 hectares of land at Miners Rest, 15 kilometres north-west of the central business district of Ballarat.

 

The Ballarat Turf Club boasts one of provincial Victoria's premier racetracks, and will host 15 race meeting in the 2013/2014 race season. The feature event is Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup, the final feature event of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival. The club also holds midweek races on various days throughout the year as well as Gold Nugget Day; Ladies Day; Christmas Party Race Day, Family Fun Race Day, the Porter Plant Autumn Cup and the Mother's Day Races.

 

The Ballarat Turf Club's range of on course dining options are exceptional and whether you are celebrating with friends and family, hosting a corporate event or simply looking to enjoy a spectacular day of racing, the Ballarat Turf Club has something for everyone’s tastes.


Come and join us for a GREAT DAY OUT!

 

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY & REMOVAL FROM THE RACECOURSE

 

A person who on the racecourse:

  • behaves in a provocative, disorderly, insulting, offensive or objectionable or unsafe manner;
  • engages or participates in any conduct, protest or demonstration that may disturb or offend others or which may disrupt or hinder proceedings;
  • enters the committee room, members area, course proper, parade rings, stables or area for the movement of horses without authorisation;
  • or fails to immediately follow the direction of any official or Steward,

will be liable to immediate removal from the racecourse at the direction of the Club or Stewards.

The Club reserves the right to inspect bags at any time for security purposes. The Club reserves the right to refuse entry to any person, in its absolute discretion for any reason it deems appropriate. The Club is not obliged to give reasons when exercising this right.

 

PUBLIC PHOTOGRAPHY AT VICTORIAN RACECOURSES

 

A person may only take images of activities at the racecourse for personal use only and must not make available any images for commercial exploitation, sale or distribution by any person unless accredited by RVL.


Where the Club or the Stewards reasonably suspect that images are being taken for non-personal use, the person taking the images will be liable to immediate removal from the racecourse at the direction of the Club or the Stewards.

 From Ballarat

The Ballarat Turf Club is an easy 10 minute drive from the centre of Ballarat.

From Sturt St, turn right into either Gillies Rd or Midland Hwy (A300) and head north of the Western Freeway to Kennedys Rd, Miners Rest.

From Melbourne

The Ballarat Turf Club is an 80 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD.
From the CBD, head west over the Westgate Fwy and take the Western Hwy exit, via the Western Ring Rd (M80)
Continue on the Western Hwy / Fwy beyond the Ballarat City turnoff, taking either the Midland Hwy or Gillies Rd exit north to Kennedys Rd.
The route to the race course is well signed.

V-line trains operate frequently from Melbourne and are a great way to travel to and from the races. 
From Ballarat Train Station, the club is a short cab ride away.
Bus services also operate from other regional centres.

www.vline.com.au

 

 

FOR THE SPORTSBET.COM.AU BALLARAT CUP The proposed connecting services with Vline arrivals and departures are as follows: Arrivals Ballarat Station 10:34 11:55 13:34 Wendouree Station 10:49 Departures Wendouree Station 16:51 17:55 19:02 Ballarat Station 16:56 18:00 19:07 In addition to meeting train services, buses will arrive at Little Bridge St from 10.15am to commence service from Little Bridge St approx 10.30am. Services will continue to run until approx 1pm or subject to demand. Prepaid GA & bus travel simply need to meet service $10 return wristband can be purchased from seller on day. Return service will commence departure from Ballarat Turf Club from approx 4.30pm or subject to demand. $10 one way wristband available to purchase from 4pm from attendants at the Public Gate. The return bus service will continue until approx 8pm or subject to demand and until racecourse is clear.

BALLARAT TURF CLUB MEMBERSHIP


The Ballarat Turf Club is one of regional Victoria's most progressive clubs. The Club boasts modern grandstand, on-course member and visitor facilities, placing it at the forefront of the country racing industry.

The survival of any Racing Club is dependant on a healthy membership roll. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the terrific amount of benefits BTC Membership provides, whether you are heading out purely for the Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup, looking to attend both Ballarat & Burrumbeet or wanting to become a regular around the Club. BTC Season Membership (with member and guest pass) includes:

  • Season racecourse admission for member & guest including the Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup 
  • Free entry for member & guest to the Burrumbeet Cup
  • Access to the very comfortable and convenient Members area
  • Free racebook for all BTC meetings
  • Member’s car parking
  • BTC Member’s Cap & Stubby Holder (Member only)
  • 25% off Bistro Dining and Teir Terrace Dining (excludes Cup Day) 
  • Invitation to Member’s Race Day functions & events
  • Members Newsletter 
  • Reciprocal rights to Old Colonists Club along with a variety of other race clubs
 
Full Membership (includes member and guest pass)    $120
Membership (single pass only)    $80


 Click here to view reciprocal rights arrangements for BTC members.

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Ballarat Turf Club

Phone: 5334 6273

Fax: 5338 1821

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