Our Race Sponsors

Race 1

Good To Have You Back At Balnarring Maiden Plate 1008m

Race 2

Norm McDonell Maiden Plate 1200m

The Balnarring Picnic Racing Club would like to congratulate a new life member Norm McDonell.

Helenette led all the way to win the 1948 Balnarring Cup to give jockey Norm McDonell the Cup win.  Congratulations Norm!

Race 3


MINTBET are proud supporters of picnic racing, and are thrilled to be back on track at wonderful Balnarring.  Come say G’day to us in the betting ring and we’ll help make your day at the races a mint day out, with top odds and friendly customer service, banter optional.

Race 4

Arranged by his brother Patrick

After just missing out on a spot in The Wallabies starting fifteen, Peter ‘Dingo’ Sherwood settled for a life of wine appreciation, and terrible punting. If you need a ‘sure thing’ for today just stand by and listen for Pete to say the magic words “we’re on here boys” and put the house on it.

Race 5

Sponsored by Lauren Bodo-Williams

In the past Lauren enjoyed the horse races and attended Spring Racing Carnival every year! But with Covid restrictions she could only watch it on the TV!  Lauren has sponsored race 5 today to support and give back to the industry that has given her so much joy and helped her through the really tough time of Lockdown! 

Race 6

Lyn Tregellis Open Trophy Race Handicap 1600m

The Balnarring Picnic Racing Club would like to congratulate a new life member Lyn Tregellis.  Lyn has been a volunteer selling tickets in the $500 raffle for 25 years plus. Thank you Lyn for the contribution you make to the club.

(03) 9572 0666

Melbourne Equine Veterinary Group is a well-established equine veterinary practice that services South Eastern Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula and west Gippsland regions. Providing high quality veterinary care for thousands of race horses, performance horses and pleasure horses every year.

Phase Two Balnarring

Phase Two cafe is located just down the road in Balnarring village and are a proud supporter of the Balnarring picnic races ... If you’re looking for the best coffee and brunch experience on the Peninsula, look no further than Phase Two. Drop in and say hi to Nick, Brendan and the team !

Penrite Oil

For nearly 100 years Penrite Oil has been a trusted family owned and operated Australian business. Producing the highest quality and locally manufactured oil and lubricants for all your needs. Whether that’s for your daily drive, motorcycle, farm or agricultural needs, toy vehicle, marine craft or your race car.

OTI Racing & Bloodstock

For over two decades, OTI Racing has established premium racing partnerships in Australia and around the world. They provide their clients with fulfilling and enjoyable racing experiences through exceptional management services of high-quality bloodstock. Whether you are looking for a superior stayer, a classy colt or a fabulous filly – their focus is to find opportunities that suit your preferences and enable you to enjoy the thrill of racing.

George Robinson Pitt

Today's race is in loving memory of George Pitt, whose family and friends are here to remember him. Group 1 winning owner George could rub shoulders with the best of them at the Everest, Happy Valley and Flemington but he was always happiest under the trees at Balnarring races.

TFL Teabags

TFL Teabags are proud to launch today and support the TFL Teabags Trophy Race(3) Handicap. Inspired by the travel adventures of proud founders Larry and Richard, this tea is delicately salty with a hint of musk. Available nationwide from 1 February in all good health food stores

Lucas Wainman Memorial

Lucas was an avid race goer who loved coming to Balnarring and assisting with our popular punters club. Lucas was well liked and taken far too soon. His family have sponsored a race in his memory for the last 5 years and we welcome them back again today to remember and celebrate his life at a place that was special to Lucas.

Ted Bull & Daughter Funeral Directors – The only Australian family owned and operated Funeral Service on the Mornington Peninsula.  With over 50 years experience Ted, Joanne and staff provide a professional and caring service.  Specialising in fixed price prepaid funerals, Ted Bull & Daughter offer a personalized service with care and compassion.

Reece Cordeux

Arranged by his brother Myles – Congratulations to Reece Cordeux on his bucks day.  Celebrating with his closest friends and family sending him off in style today. 

We wish him all the best for the big day as he marries the love of his life Celia.


Any queries about sponsorship should be directed to the Club Secretary, secretary@balnarringraces.com
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