Bet365 Golden Mile Raceday 2016

Bendigo Jockey ClubHeinz Street5448 4209


Saturday, 19th March 11:00am Bendigo Jockey Club


Do it the easy way, and book a package and sit back and enjoy the races!


Love the races but get sick of the crowds and the strict dress code during Spring? Why not Relax at the Country Races at the Golden Mile Raceday!


Swap your fascinator for a sun hat and your suit and tie for an open neck shirt and shorts. Whatever you feel relaxed in; chilling out has never been so exciting!


Soak up the sun on the lush lawns, or throw out a rug under the shade of an old gum tree. Bring your own picnic or pre-purchase one from the club. Kids will be kept entertained with plenty of free on-course Kids entertainment, whilst live music, and marquees will be in full swing.


Enjoy exceptional racing, make use of the relaxed picnic setting on the lawns and take advantage of the entertainment and local produce on offer.


So what are you waiting for? Book now, relax later. 


bet365 Golden Mile Day – When the Stars Come Out to Play in Bendigo!


On the track, the $1mil in prizemoney on offer guarantees the stars of the turf will be come out to play at Bendigo. But for once the Bendigo Jockey Club wants the stars on the track to be outshone!


The city of Bendigo has gone mad for Marilyn and the Bendigo Jockey Club is doing all it can to incite even more Marilyn madness on bet365 Golden Mile Day with an amazing competition where patrons who come dressed as Marilyn will have a chance to win a trip to Hollywood courtesy of italktravel Bendigo!


The Club is encouraging as many people as possible – male or female – to come along to bet365 Golden Mile Day dressed as Bendigo’s newest favourite super-star, Marilyn Monroe.


And the outstanding incentive for those willing to participate in this competition is an amazing 5-night holiday in Hollywood – including return airfares with Qantas and accommodation in the amazing Loews Hollywood Hotel – all valued at $5,000 courtesy of italktravel Bendigo.


Click Here for full Terms and Conditions for the “italktravel Dress Like Marilyn Competition”.


Raceday Information

World-class racing, entertainment, leafy bushland surrounds, fine dining, fashion and more make the Golden Mile Race Day an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. For the Fourth year running, Bendigo is home to the Golden Mile Race Day which dominates Victoria’s sporting calendar as one of its premier events, with prize money exceeding $1,000,000.


Representing more than just a chance to see first class racing, the Golden Mile Race Day is also the ideal entertaining environment. The format of the race day offers quality time with clients or colleagues in an exciting social setting that will be enjoyed by all. The Golden Mile Race Day offers an unparalleled major event experience, with value for money packages conducive to strengthening business relationships, or just having a great day out at the races.


Why not head out of the house and come and relax and enjoy some midweek Thoroughbred Racing at Bendigo. People have been enjoying Thoroughbred Racing at Bendigo since the 1873 with the first Bendigo Cup held in 1873.

We have a long, proud and established history in Thoroughbred Racing. Bendigo is a great place to enjoy a day of country racing, either from the Silks Dining Room or on the beautiful manicured lawns.


General admission $20, Concession (Aged, disability, seniors) $15, Children 15 years and under FREE.

Dress Code: 

General Public Area: As the bet365 Golden Mile is a relaxed racing raceday we allow patrons to attend the day in shorts, tshirts and sandels etc.


Members Reserve: 

Gentlemen (including children 15 years and older) - Gentleman are expected to maintain a suitable dress standard in keeping with the dignity of the Members Reserve which includes collared shirts (suit jacket or sport jacket optional), tailored shorts and slacks with appropriate sandals will be acceptable.


Ladies (including children 15 years and older) - Ladies are expected to maintain a suitable standard in keeping with dignity of the Members Reserve which includes tailored slacks, skirts and dresses.


Not Acceptable: Any form of sports shoe such as joggers, track shoes adn runner, thongs, dilapidated footwear, scuffs or slippers. Only high quality denim will be allowed. All other denim including pants in any jean-like cutc and coloured jeans, denim pants or jackets, cords, cargo pants, singlets, tshirts,, beanies, rugby tops and football guernsey's will not be allowed.



Calling all BUS jockeys... have you checked out your chariot time table for the Golden Mile Raceday 2016? Plan ahead friends, for a SPECTACULAR day out. #relaxedracing.



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Race Times - Please note that the times can change

Race1:  12:25pm

Race 2:  1:00pm

Race3: 1:35pm

Race4: 2:10pm

Race 5: 2:50pm

Race 6: 3:30pm

Race 7 4:10pm

Race 8: 4:50pm

Race 9: 5:30pm


Facilities on the day includes:

  • CJ Watson Bar
  • Silks Dining
  • Childrens Playground
  • Undercover bookmakers area
  • Heritage Grandstand viewing
  • Kelly Sports
  • Castle King
  • Mobile Play Zone

Catering on the day includes:

Silks Dining , located in the Members Reserve, overlooking the Mounting Yard and Winning Post.  Please call the Club on 5448 4209 or email to reserve your table

  • Fast Food
  • Silks Dining
  • Coffee Van

Raceday Packages:

  • Silks Dining $120 
  • Terrace $120
  • Mini Marquees $290
  • Umbrella Packages $290
  • CJ Watson Table $80 ( Members Only) 


For any further information on the event, please contact the Club on 03 5448 4209

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Get Directions to Club

Getting there



Address: Heinz Street, White Hills, Bendigo


Train: V-Line transports passengers to Bendigo on a 90 minute express V-Line train. From Melbourne there are currently 20 services a day on weekdays, 15 on Saturdays and 12 on Sundays. Upon arrival to the Bendigo racetrack, follow Mitchell St until the fountain and make a right turn. Follow until you reach the suburb of White hills. Make a right turn at Heinz St. The racecourse is located on the left side of the road.

V-Line Time Table for Bendigo click here


Car: From Melbourne, follow the Calder Hwy to Bendigo's CBD past the fountain.  Once in the suburb of White Hills, make a right turn at Heinz St.  The racecourse is located on the left side of the road.


Bus: Huntly Bus number 5 will stop along Napier Street,  Just a 5 Minute Walk to the Bendigo Racecourse along Heinz Street. Busses run direct to the racecourse only on Beach Party and Bendigo Cup days, with a gold coin donation. 


Click Here for Bendigo Bus Timetable 

Contact us

If you need any further information please contact us!


Bendigo Jockey Club

Phone: (03) 5448 4209


Postal Address : PO Box 6044 White Hills Vic 3550

Address: Bendigo Jockey Club, Heinz Street White Hills Vic 3550


Staff Members:

Chief Executive  Officer - Jason Paech 

Functions and Events Manager - Jenny Rawiller

Commercial Manager - Karen Lyons

Administration - Emily Pilcher

Track Manager - Bernard Hopkins