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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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Wednesday Racing 8th October @ Sportsbet Ballarat

Wed 08 Oct 2014 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Oct 23 Thu

Fillies & Mares Day

Thu 23 Oct 2014 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.

Monday Racing November 3 @ Ballarat 2014

Mon 03 Nov 2014 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Nov 22 Sat

Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup

Sat 22 Nov 2014 GATESOPEN 10:30 AM
  • General Admission

    $30

    Each

  • Packages from

    $25

    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 2014

Sat 22 Nov 2014 GATESOPEN 11:30 AM
  • General Admission

    FREE

  • Packages from

    $149

    Per Person

The 2014 Vodka Cruiser Hot House presents…a Spring Racing Enclosure like no other!!  Get on down to the grooves of Some Blond DJ, DJ One Trick and Ballarat DUO D&A ; there are giveaways, games, free entry to Bluestone after party and more included in the ticket.  view more information

Jan 08 Thu

Family Fun Day 2015

Thu 08 Jan 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Sunday January Racing @ Sportsbet-Ballarat

Sun 18 Jan 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Wednesday January Racing @ Sportsbet-Ballarat

Wed 28 Jan 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Thursday Racing February 12 @ Sportsbet-ballarat 2015

Thu 12 Feb 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

This quality day of racing will be complemented by affordable hospitality packages and a great chance to enjoy the Club's premium facilities while mixing with Turf Club and Industry regulars.

Thursday Racing 19th February @ Sportsbet-Ballarat

Thu 19 Feb 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Thursday Racing February 26 @ Ballarat 2015

Thu 26 Feb 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

This quality day of racing will be complemented by affordable hospitality packages and a great chance to enjoy the Club's premium facilities while mixing with Turf Club and Industry regulars.

Mar 05 Thu

Thursday Racing @ Ballarat 2015

Thu 05 Mar 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

This quality day of racing will be complemented by affordable hospitality packages and a great chance to enjoy the Club's premium facilities while mixing with Turf Club and Industry regulars.

Mar 12 Thu

Thursday Racing @ Ballarat 2015

Thu 12 Mar 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

This quality day of racing will be complemented by affordable hospitality packages and a great chance to enjoy the Club's premium facilities while mixing with Turf Club and Industry regulars.

Mar 29 Sun

Mid Week Races @ Ballarat 2015

Sun 29 Mar 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

This quality day of racing will be complemented by affordable hospitality packages and a great chance to enjoy the Club's premium facilities while mixing with Turf Club and Industry regulars.

Apr 23 Thu

April Racing @ Ballarat 2015

Thu 23 Apr 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Ballarat Turf Club offers racegoers a chance to attend the races for free* (conditions apply) If you haven't already registered online - you must register at the gate & claim the free offer including FREE admission, racebook and BBQ meal at the races on April 21 plus FREE club memebrship for the...view more information

Apr 30 Thu

Thursday April Racing

Thu 30 Apr 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Mothers Day Races May 10 @ Ballarat 2015

Sun 10 May 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Come celebrate Mothers Day with Mum at the races. A great day out for the whole family with dining packages in the Terrace Dining Room and range of special acitivities for the kids.

Thursday Day Racing @ Ballarat 2015

Thu 21 May 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

This quality day of racing will be complemented by affordable hospitality packages and a great chance to enjoy the Club's premium facilities while mixing with Turf Club and Industry regulars.

May 31 Sun

Sunday May Racing

Sun 31 May 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Jun 18 Thu

Porter Plant Cup Day

Thu 18 Jun 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Thursday Racing July 2 @ Ballarat 2015

Thu 02 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

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Thursday Racing @ Ballarat July 2015

Thu 16 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

This quality day of racing will be complemented by affordable hospitality packages and a great chance to enjoy the Club's premium facilities while mixing with Turf Club and Industry regulars.

Member's Day July 29 @ Ballarat 2015

Wed 29 Jul 2015 GATESOPEN 11:00 AM

Ballarat is a city rich in racing tradition and the Race Club's premier track will host 30 race days in Season 2014-2015.   This quality day of racing will be complemented by affordable hospitality packages and a great chance to enjoy the Club's premium facilities while mixing with Turf Cl...view more information

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

 

 

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.

Ballarat Turf Club

Phone: 5334 6273

Fax: 5338 1821

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