The Ballarat Turf Club boasts one of provincial Victoria's premier racetracks, hosting 30 race meets in the 2012-2013 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 Clubs feature event is the Sportsbet.com.au Ballarat Cup. It is the concluding 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 Mothers Day Races.
Country racing plays a prominent role in the heart and soul of Victoria. When you hear the thundering hoofs of the thoroughbred meet the fresh country turf, racing truly comes alive.
A registered company pursuant to the Corporations Act comprising of a Board of 10 Directors, Country Racing Victoria represents 48 professional clubs ranging from large clubs in the outer metropolitan areas of Melbourne such as Werribee, Cranbourne and Yarra Valley to small clubs in rural areas such as Edenhope, Manangatang and Towong.