Ballarat Turf Club is expected to be the venue for up to 40 race meetings next season with the addition of all-weather synthetic track.
The BTC has been allocated 36 dates to be run on turf and the new Polytrack for 2019-20.
This will almost certainly increase with the transfer of race fixtures when other tracks are impacted by inclement weather.
BTC chief executive officer Lachlan McKenzie said the new track would enable the club to run race meetings regardless of weather conditions.
"It guarantees all participants of a safe, consistent and even track in the western part of Victoria, which can be utilised for race meetings in instances when turf tracks in our region are too rain affected for racing," he said.
The track has already filled this role.
A Ballarat meeting on Sunday was transferred from turf to the Polytrack after heavy rain - putting the circuit in use five days before the scheduled open.
Racing Minister Martin Pakula will officially open the $10m project on Friday ahead of an eight-race program.
This was originally to have been the first meeting on the track.
Jointly funded by the State Government, Racing Victoria and Ballarat Turf Club. the project began immediately after last year's Ballarat Cup in November.
The project timeline:
January: Global Turf starts with the civil works.
March: Rock base is laid and curbing completed for new track.
April: Porous asphalt laid as the second layer and base of the Polytrack. The synthetic material is spread at 400-500 tonnes a day, with 8200 tonnes of this material was used across the entire track.
May 7: Polytrack is completed. Ballarat trainers Mitch Freedman, Archie Alexander, and Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace gallop horses on surface.
May 8: Track opens for morning track work.
May 9: First set of jumpouts.
Ballarat Turf Club racecourse manager Dylan O'Neil said it had been a fantastic experience to be involved in a project of this magnitude.
"This is a valuable addition to training and racing facilities, and the low-maintenance aspect will be a welcome addition for winter racing," he said.
The surface was designed for the climate and level of use it was required to withstand. Every single mix is manufactured to the same specification, ensuring the material is consistent throughout.
"The material looks like sand, but is a combination of wax, fibres and sand.
"To pick up and touch, you can roll it in a ball, but then as soon as your drop it, just like sand it separates," he said.