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15 JANUARY 2023 Race Meeting

15 January 2023


SEASON DATE FOR 2022/23 ARE Sun 15 Jan 23, Thur 26 Jan 23, Sun 12 Mar 23 and Sat 8 Apr 23 (Easter Sat)

All meetings in 2021/22 will be a COVIDSafe Event and comply with the requirements of the Public Events Framework

** 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


Sponsor of the 2022 Balnarring Cup

OTI Racing & Bloodstock

Our Community Partners

Similar to our sponsors, our community partners assist the Club to provide a family focused picnic racing experience during the summer months.

  • Arthur’s Seat Eagle
  • Many Little
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Rosebud Country Club
  • The Epicurean Group
  • The Peninsula Club
  • Searoad Ferries
  • Daisy’s Garden Supplies
  • Victorian Bookmakers’ Association

Racebook Sponsors

  • Dave Cave

Club Supporters

  • Amandas Creations
  • Balnarring Motors
  • Balnarring Newsagency
  • Balnarring Post Office
  • Bay Linen Hire & Laundry Services
  • Bendigo Bank Balnarring
  • Bittern Motors
  • Casey Radio
  • Cellarbrations
  • Daisy’s garden Supplies
  • Fishop Balnarring
  • Galaxy Print & Design Hastings
  • Greenlink Web Solutions
  • No Fuss Events
  • Norwest Seuruty
  • Phase Two
  • Red Hill Football Netball Club
  • St Andrews Beach Brewery
  • Venue Smart
  • Vermont Lions Club Inc
  • Victorian First Aid

Race Sponsors

  • OTI RACING & BLOODSTOCK Balnarring Cup 1600m
  • 4 Seasons Trophy Race(1) Handicap 1600m
  • Barker-Boal Bucks Blue Ribbon Open Trophy Race Handicap 1200m
  • Barmah Park Vineyard Trophy Race(3) Handicap 1200m
  • BDS Civil Trophy Race(2) Handicap 1200m
  • Bet With MINTBET Trophy Race(1) Handicap 1200m
  • Bodo-Williams Open Trophy Race Handicap 2000m
  • Community Bank Balnarring & District Open Trophy 2000m
  • Frankston Districts Tigersharks AFL Superules Football Club Open Trophy Race Handicap 2000m
  • George Robinson Pitt Open Trophy Race Handicap 1008m
  • Happy Birthday Harry Trophy Race(1) Handicap 2000m
  • Helen Coster Open Trophy Race Handicap 1008m
  • HomeRun Food Co Trophy Race(1) Handicap 1600m
  • Matt O’Sullivan 50th Birthday Maiden Plate
  • Mick Pritchard Pty Ltd. “Your Building Partner” Open Trophy Race Handicap 1008m
  • Myles Lewis Punters Club Champion Maiden Plate 2000m
  • PENRITE OIL Trophy Race(3) Handicap 1200m
  • Robin Sharpe 50th Birthday Trophy Race(2) Handicap 1200m
  • Rod Geilman 50th Birthday Maiden Plate 1008m
  • Sedgley & Sons Trophy Race(2) Handicap 1008m
  • Steel Revolution Maiden Plate 1200m
  • That Spirited Lot Distillers Maiden Plate 1200m
  • The Peter ‘Shatungi’ Sherwood Classic Open Trophy Race Handicap 1200m
  • Tracey Wilson Reiger Memorial Open Trophy Race Handicap

Fashions on the Field Sponsors

Guest Judges:  Kay Mathieson, Erica Macpherson and Chris Mullane
Event Host: Sarah Duffy

The Balnarring Picnic Racing Cub is delighted to have Oasis on Nautilus Port Douglas on board again as the Major FOTF Sponsor for 2022.  Thank you to all of our valued FOTF sponsors:

  • Oasis on Nautilus Port Douglas
  • Arthurs Seat Eagle
  • Burnley Brewing
  • Chris Mullane Millinery
  • Enchanted Adventure Garden
  • Endota Spa
  • Epicurean
  • Indigo Threads
  • Many Little
  • McCormick Transport
  • Palm Cove Limousines
  • Pegasus Group
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Phase Two
  • Rosebud Country Club
  • Searoad Ferries
  • The Heritage Balnarring

Our Volunteers

The Balnarring Picnic Racing Club would like to thank every one of its volunteers; you all played a significant role at the club throughout the 2021/22 season.



“Arguably the best picnic racing course in Victoria. 2000 m. around and able to run journeys of 1000, 1200, 1600 and 2000 metres. Flat well grassed surface.”



Balnarring Picnic Racing Club Saturday Racing 5 November ABANDONED after a track inspection by Racing Victoria stewards

On behalf of the Balnarring Picnic Racing Club committee, we are extremely disappointed to advise that the picnic meeting at Balnarring on Saturday 5th November has been abandoned after persistent and unseasonal heavy rain has rendered the track unsafe for racing.

We have been working hard behind the scenes to deliver a fantastic day out for everyone, and we have been looking forward to hosting this day for our community, however Mother Nature has other plans.

Thank you to all patrons who have purchased tickets and packages. Please be patient as we issue refunds.

Thank you to all our generous sponsors and the local businesses who support the club in a number of ways.
And to our members for their continued loyal support.

We hope you will join us in December for Christmas at the Picnics in Balnarring on Saturday 3rd December.
Here is our team for the coming season.
Back Row L to R Michael Binney, John Archibald, Dave Cave, Stephen Foster, Graham Sherry, Kevin Lehmann, Terry Mulcahy, Simon Harwood
Seated L to R Mick Pritchard, Lesley Jones [ Secretary ], Edward Sadler, Brendan Fraser [ Chairman ]

We look forward to seeing you at the Balnarring Picnics. First meeting, Saturday November 5, only 4 weeks away. Purchase your tickets online at www.balnarringraces.com
Our 160th anniversary is here!
We are seeking to reconnect with as many people as possible who may have an insight to our history, a story to share or memorabilia for display during our next season.
The Club is extremely keen to hear from anyone who can contribute.
Contact Terry Mulcahy 0413 874 982 or email secretary@balnarringraces.com

2022/23 Season Dates: Sat 5 Nov 22, Sat 3 Dec 22, Sun 15 Jan 23, Thu 26 Jan 23, Sun 12 Mar 23 and Sat 8 Apr 23 (Easter Sat) www.balnarringraces.com

Get these dates in your diary 👇🏼 We cant wait to welcome you all back to a day out at Balnarring races!
🐴 Saturday, 5 November 2022 
🎅 Saturday, 3 December 2022 
☀️ Sunday, 15 January 2023 
🦘 Thursday, 26 January 2023 
🐎 Sunday, 12 March 2023 Labour Day Weekend
🥚 Saturday, 8 April 2023 Easter Saturday
Throwback to Sunday 29th May and congratulations Stuart and Margot, a great day at @cairnsjockeyclub , remembering Lucas Wainman (Race 5). 
This time last week Balnarring Picnic Racing Club commemorated the ANZACs. It was incredibly moving to be able to gather again and honour the men and women who have died in armed conflict while serving our country.
Huge shout out to @drift.artsfestival for 'Into the Wilderness' which transformed the racecourse yesterday with their colourful light installations, live music, and performance. An amazing day and night had by all. We are already looking forward to next year!
Unfortunately the coffee van we had booked for our Fashions on the Field meeting on Saturday is a late scratching and we are looking for a replacement. 
Please call 0413 076 122 if you can help us out
Our Fashions On The Field raceday is set for this Saturday! Register online via link in our bio 👆🏼for your chance to win over $6000 in cash and prizes. 

Come and celebrate a day at the races with us in head-to-toe style. There is a category for everyone; including Best Dressed Gent of the Day. See you Saturday 

@kellysportsau  will be joining us on Saturday 16th April for loads of games trackside. 
Get amongst the fun everyone! 
We look forward to welcoming all the kids back to a day out at Balnarring. 
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Balnarring Picnic Racing Club Saturday Racing 3 December ABANDONED after a track inspection by Racing Victoria

On behalf of the Balnarring Picnic Racing Club committee, we are extremely disappointed to advise that our picnic meeting on Saturday 3rd December will not proceed. The recent rain fall has been significant and the track is not considered suitable for racing. A further 7mm fell overnight, in addition to the 111mm over the previous 14 days. 

Our fabulous home, Emu Plains Reserve, is not in a position to host an event of any type this Saturday. 

This result is devastating for all concerned, however the safety of horses and jockeys is paramount. 

Thank you to all patrons who have purchased tickets and packages. Please be patient as we arrange refunds. 

Thank you to all our generous sponsors and the local businesses who continue to support the club. 

Thank you to our loyal members for their unwavering support. 

Thank you to my fellow committee members who volunteer countless hours to the club and grounds in preparation for racing; only to see our great product impacted by Mother Nature. 

While losing another race meet is sobering and the impact is considerable, the club remains in a strong position and we are confident of delivering four fantastic race days in 2023. 

Please join us on Sunday 15th January and help finally kick off our 2022/23 season. 

Regards, Brendan Fraser (President)