The award-winning Ballarat Turf Club hosts a large number of race meetings at the Dowling Forest Racecourse, located on the north-western outskirts of Ballarat. Feature race days include the million dollar Ballarat Cup with its fashion show and Mother's Day Race Day.
The Bendigo Jockey Club has dedicated itself to offering the best country racing experience in the state. The picturesque and landscaped Bendigo Racecourse features an iconic grandstand which was built in 1902. The venue hosts the Bendigo Cup which attracts some of Australia's best trainers and riders. Other race days include Beach Party, Golden Mile, Elmore Cup and Christmas Race Day.