Ballarat Turf Club

The Ballarat Turf Club is located just 15km north-west of the Ballarat CBD and was established in 1854. The Club holds 30 race meets each season, the most races in any regional grass circuit in Victoria.

The biggest race at the track is the 2200m listed open handicap Ballarat Cup in November. This is the final feature event of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival and is worth $130,000 in prize money. The club also holds midweek races on various days throughout the year as well as the Christmas Party Race Day, Family Fun Race Day and the Winter in the Forest Races.

Known for its steeple and hurdle races as well, Ballarat has both a new and old track with a capacity of 18 horses on the field. The track is anticlockwise and features a 1900m circumference and a 450m straight.

Ballarat Turf Club

Address: 1 Dowling Forest Street, Dowling Forest, VIC 3350
Telephone: (03) 5334 6273

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Travelling to Ballarat Turf Club

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The nearest train station is Ballarat Station on the Ballarat Line. You can view VLine timetables here. It’s then a 20 minute drive to Ballarat Turf Club. For a taxi transfer, contact Ballarat Taxis on 131-008.


Visit VLine’s timetables to check the bus timetables to Western Victoria.


Ballarat Turf Club is located at 1 Dowling Forest Street in Dowling Forest, 125kms north west of the Melbourne CBD. It will take you about an hour and a half along the Western Freeway.