Ballarat and District Trotting Club launches its summer of racing on Friday night.
The club kicks off a busy two months with a nine-race card. The meeting will feature a market, food trucks and visit by Santa Claus.
Admission is by gold coin, with proceeds going to The SoupBus.
The BDTC summer features the $20,000 Lightning Sprint on Boxing Day Night and the group 1 $110,000 Ballarat Pacing Cup on Saturday, January 18.