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, hosting over 32 race meets in the up coming 2010-2011 race season, the most conducted on any grass circuit in regional Victoria. The feature event is the Ballarat Cup Sunday 21st November 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 the Christmas Party Race Day, Family Fun Race Day and the Winter in the Forest Races.
The Ballarat Turf Club is well positioned to make the coming race season one of the best in the club's history, as it strives for continued success both on and off the track.
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