We will be racing at Balnarring on Saturday 5 December
but covid restrictions will apply

  • Numbers  of Members and Public patrons will be restricted to 500 and all attendees must register to attend (See below **) 
  • Face masks must be worn, social distancing observed and all covid restrictions complied with 
  • Very limited catering facilities will be provided on a credit card only basis and patrons are urged to provide their own catering (food and beverage). 
  • Bookmaking facilities may not be available 

Members and patrons wishing to attend must book on line at www.balnarringraces.com maximum of 3 no cost tickets per member and other patrons will be charged $15pp. Tickets will be available from 9am Thursday 26th November.

** You must supply the name, address and contact phone number for any additional tickets you purchase – please include these details in the ‘NOTE’ section when ordering.

Balnarring Picnic Racing Club

THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US DURING THE 2019 – 2020 SEASON AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US

Major Sponsor
  • OTI Racing & Bloodstock
Community Partners
  • Arthur’s Seat Eagle
  • Many Little
  • Peninsula Hotsprings
  • Rosebud Country Club
  • The Epicurean Group
  • The Peninsula Club
  • Daisy’s Garden Supplies
  • Victorian Bookmakers’ Association
Racebook Sponsors
  • Dave Cave
  • Ryman Heathcare
  • Tall Trees
  • The Heritage Balnarring
Club Supporters
  • Balnarring Motors
  • Balnarring Newsagency
  • Balnarring Post Office
  • Bay Linen Hire & Laundry Services
  • Bendigo Bank Balnarring
  • Bittern Motors
  • Casey Radio
  • Fishop Balnarring
  • Greenlink Web Solutions
  • Phase Two
  • Red Hill Football Netball Club
  • Searoad Ferries
  • St Andrews Beach Brewery
  • Vermont Lions Club Inc
  • Victorian Bookmakers’ Association
Race Sponsors
  • Bendigo Bank Balnarring
  • Benjamin & Benjamin Insurance
  • Broker’s
  • Cellarbrations Balnarring
  • Craig Hopkins
  • Edward (Ted) Bull Funeral Services
  • Flinders Cricket Club
  • Galaxy Print & Design
  • Infastech Engineered Fastening
  • James Bennie
  • James Bourke
  • Jeremy Mugavin
  • Josh White
  • Kieser Essendon
  • Livia De Sanctis
  • Margot & David Wainman
  • McCormick Transport
  • No Fuss Event Hire
  • Paul Benjamin
  • Pollard Insurance Brokers
  • Steven Housden

Our season was unfortunately cut short owing to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Racing Victoria made an early call on abandoning the last five Picnic Race meetings of the season, our Easter Saturday meeting included.

The five meetings that we did have throughout the season were highly successful with record, or near record crowds attending on all of the days.  The weather was kind to us on most days and this always helps in keeping attendances up.

We had our marquees and roped off areas booked out on a number of days and this showed how popular the Balnarring Picnics are for companies to have their end of year break ups, family reunions and parties, plus the usual bucks and hens parties

Our Members Draw was extremely popular again with prizes to the value of $1300 being given at each meeting. 

One of highlights of the year was the win by My Peter in the Balnarring Cup trained by local trainer Monica Cid.  It was a very popular win as Monica has trained and been a great supporter of Balnarring for a number of years.

Our Caring for the Community programme was highly successful again this year with the following groups being presents with cheques for $1000.00 on their nominated race days: Disabled Surfers Mornington Peninsula, Dogs for Kids, Willum Warrain Aboriginal Association and Abacus Early Learning Centre for Children with Autism.

As well as these recipients the club donated $5000 to the Bushfire Appeal.  This money went to Gippsland Farmers Relief where it will be used to assist farmers affected by the fires. Another one of our members, Neil McCormack generously donated the use of his semi-trailer and his time to cart a load of donated hay from the Peninsula to East Gippsland where it was put to good use.  We thank Neil for this generous gesture.

Even though the season was cut short work still goes on at the course.  Our new watering system is being installed and thanks to the fine weather work has proceeded at a great rate.

Again, thank you for your support and we look forward to working with you closely in the upcoming season.

Please stay safe in these difficult times.  Terry Mulcahy – President Balnarring Picnic Racing Club Inc

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