Ballarat Jumps Festival 20-21 August

Nature of Event: 

This weekend event will include some 7 Jump events including the competition between Irish and Australian Irish Jump Jockeys. Katie Walsh, the world’s leading female Jumps Jockey will be featuring in the Grand National Steeplechase on the Sunday.

Irish themes and an Irish Band will feature during this Racing Festival. This will be a Grand event and also a wonderful opportunity for the Irish across Victoria to meet and mingle, to celebrate the event and the great contribution of the Irish to the many facets of the Racing industry.

Getting There:

From Melbourne on Sunday – an alternative to driving is the train, leaving Melbourne 9.35am and arriving Ballarat 11.02am – with a pick up bus to the race course. There will be a bus returning to the station at the end of the races.

From Ballarat : The Ballarat Turf Club is an easy 10 minute drive from the centre of Ballarat. From Sturt St, turn right into either Gillies Rd or Midland Hwy (A300) and head north of the Western Freeway to Kennedys Rd, Miners Rest.

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